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Daniel Duende

Daniel Duende is a storyteller, a brazilian, a writer and, some say (and some disagree), a blogger. He lives in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil: The Cybercrimes Bill meets the “Cybercriminal” Camp

It's no surprise then that the controversy should grow further when this bill is brought into debate at a huge cyberculture meeting. Daniel Duende joined the crowds of bit-torrent-using p2p-addicted...

Brazil: Against Illegal Abortion or Against Women?

Abortion is a very complex issue in Brazil, just like almost everywhere else in Latin America, where it is considered a crime. Despite this, over 1,000,000 clandestine abortions take place...

Brazilian myths and haunts in the Lusosphere – Part 3

To bring this series about Brazilian myths, legends and haunts as seen on the Lusosphere to a great close, we couldn't choose a better entity to speak about than Saci...

Brazil: Grandma Aggie, Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Pope

Lou Gold, a North-American blogger and nature-person turned “brasileiro’, blogs about [En] Grandma Aggie and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, re-telling some of the adventures of these courageous...

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 2

On the first article of this series, we searched Brazilian websites that could tell us some stories about the haunts and the mythical beings of Brazilian folklore. Now, in the...

Brazil: A Musical Doctrine

Lou Gold, from VisionShare, blogs (in English and Portuguese) and posts some videos about the musical doctrine of Santo Daime and his personal happiness about the recent visit of an...

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

Brazil: “Abortion is a Right, not a Wrong”

Sapataria [Pt], a Brazilian blog about LGBT and women's rights, posts pictures of a recent protest promoted by gender-issues-related groups against the legal views on abortion in Brazil, and shares...

Brazil: Who is behind the ‘Cybercrimes Bill'?

Blog do Tião writes [Pt] about the companies and political groups behind Eduardo Azeredo, the Brazilian Senator that proposed a controversial Cybercrimes Bill that's being largely discussed in the Brazilian...

Brazil: Blogging Against Web-Censorship

Censura Não! (No Censorship!, PT) issued on last July 5th a call for a collective blogging on July 19th (today) against web-censorship and the Azeredo Bill . Many Brazilian blogs,...

Brazil and Orkut: made for each other?

Orkut, Google's experiment on Social Networking Services, is extremely popular in Brazil. More than 53% of Orkut users is Brazilian -- even more, if you take into account the Brazilian's...

Brazil: Against the slave farms

Luiz Carlos Azenha, from Vi o Mundo [“I saw the world”, in Portuguese], blogs for the approval of the Congress Bill that changes the Brazilian Constitution to allow for the...

Brasil: Alternative (poetic) justice

Hernani Dimantas, from comunix.org [Pt], cheers [Pt] the decision made by a criminal judge in southern Brazil, to exchange the normal penalty to be applied on 3 young Brazilians, accused...

Brazil: Making a child murder into a media show

A child dies under mysterious circumstances. Her father and stepmother are the prime suspects chosen by the media and general public since the beginning, but the official investigations are still...

Brazil: Improving the police by the inside

The Blog da Segurança Pública [“Public Security Blog”, in Portuguese], from Brasília, lists 10 possible and affordable improvements[Pt] that would make Brasília policemen's lives better, thus improving their performance at...

Brazil, USA: Sex, Crime and the Vatican

Antônio Mello, from blogdomello[Pt], blogs about “Sex, Crime and the Vatican” — a BBC documentary (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4)[En, subtitles in Pt] about children sexual abuse by catholic...

Brazilian political journalism

Helio Paz, from Palanque do Blackão[Pt], writes a big post about the Brazilian political media, mainstream and alternative alike, and tells us what he does read, and what he doesn't,...

Zimbabwe: A safe waypoint for the chinese Olympic Torch

Tomas Muarramuassa comments on his blog, Muarramuassando[Pt], about the passage of the Olympic Torch by Africa. He says it should come to Zimbabwe because “the only place in the world...

Mozambique: The first established blogger in Tete

Carlos Serra, from Diários de um Sociólogo [Sociologists Diary, in Portuguese], introduces us to Muarramuasando[pt], written by Tomás Muarramuassa, who seems to be the first established blogger in the Mozambican...

Angola: No to Guillermo Habacuc and the starving dog.

Admario Lindo, who writes Angola Haria (and many other blogs in Portuguese), shares his shock[pt] about a Guillermo Habacuc Vargas‘[en] art instalation staged last year, in which a dog was...

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