· October, 2010

Stories about Brazil from October, 2010

Brazil: Research and Advances in Renewable Energy Sources

  13 October 2010

In recent decades, Brazil has received acclaim as a country of clean energy, with alternative and renewable sources playing a major role in the country’s energy mix. The inclusion of these sources, which has been made possible thanks to research conducted by various social players and to the government’s adoption, is being discussed in many Brazilian blogs.

Brazil: Prejudice against atheists

  13 October 2010

Robson Fernando, in his blog Arauto da Consciência, comments [pt] on an article written by political activist and liberation theologist Frei Betto that argued those who tortured left-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff during the Military Dictatorship (1964-1985) “practiced militant atheism.” Fernando claims Betto “slandered atheism and, by extension, disrespected thousands...

Brazil: more media censorship

  8 October 2010

Rogério Tomaz Jr, from the blog Conexão Brasília Maranhão [Connection Brasília Maranhão], comments [pt] on the censorship suffered by psychoanalyst Maria Rita Kehl, fired by the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo (The State of São Paulo] over an article [pt] criticizing the media's coverage of the Brazilian electoral process.

Brazil: 9 year old victim of “electoral bullying”

  8 October 2010

Arnóbio Rocha, in his own blog, denounces [pt] what he calls “Electoral Bullying”, an episode in which his 9 year old daughter was attacked by children of about the same age in a middle school, while defending her father's candidate in the Brazilian presidential election. Eduardo Guimarães, from the Blog...

Brazil: Twitter raises awareness of plight of São Paulo squatters

  6 October 2010

Around two thousand people, many of whom are slum dwellers who face the threat of eviction, occupied four abandoned buildings in central São Paulo early Monday morning, calling for improved housing projects. The organisers, Frente de Luta por Moradia (Front for the Struggle for Housing, FLM), have been using Twitter to cover...

Brazil: Presidential candidates forced to take sustainability seriously

  6 October 2010

The last-minute surge by Green Party candidate Marina Silva that pushed Brazil's presidential election into a second round will force the two main rivals, Jose Serra and Dilma Rousseff, to debate sustainable development, as neither of them “can win the election without getting at least half of Marina Silva's votes”,...

Brazil: “48 Hours Democracy”

  2 October 2010

For the first time in history, Brazilian bloggers are gathered for a 48 hours livestream coverage of the electoral voting day in Brazil (starting on October 2 at 9 am until October 4 at 9 am). A website [pt] has been set up aiming to exercise e-democracy and free speech...

Brazil: Vintage Posters Featuring Social Media

  2 October 2010

Are you curious about “how would Youtube look like in the times of our grandparents?” Camila Oliveira shares a set of vintage posters featuring Skype, Facebook and Twitter, by Maxi Midia designers Rodolfo Sampaio and Marco Martins.

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