I had a camera to document both the wonder and the horror around me. My camera was stolen (go figure) so now I write and talk. My passion is Tapuio, the side of a mountain in Espírito Santo where I do almost daily battle with hunters and destroyers. In my spare time, I teach English and French and dedicate some of my time to Global Voices. Global Voices gives sound to voices otherwise unheard, forgotten. I like that.
Latest posts by David Bond
IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup
With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the games is the American multinational corporation IBM.
Two Women Jailed After Kissing at Religious Rally in Brazil
In a religious service lead by the pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, two young women who kissed in the middle of the event were arrested.
Cyclists in Fortaleza, Brazil Win Bike Lane After Pressuring Authorities
After members of Fortaleza's Critical Mass took matters into their own hands over the lack of a bike lane, city officials finally created one.
New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon
Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.
Brazilian Weapons Firm Exports Arms to Turkey and Arab Countries
Brazilian weapons firm Condor has a strong business interest in the Middle East, where its tear gas canisters have recently been used against protesters. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.
Brazilian Tear Gas Used Against Turkish Protesters
Tear gas canisters made in Brazil were used to stifle protests in Turkey recently. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.
Without Prospects, Brazil's Transvestites Fall Victim to Human Trafficking
Transvestite prostitutes say they are willingly traveling to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts to prepare for their World Cup clientele. But the situation can still be considered human trafficking. The second in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.
Brazilian Transvestites Pump Up with Silicone to Attract World Cup Clients
With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts. The first in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.
A Thin Line Between Democracy and Independence in French Polynesia
On the heels of French Polynesian anti-independence politician Gaston Flosse's victory in the islands' presidential elections earlier this month, the United Nations has adopted a resolution calling on France to grant its territory of French Polynesia full independence.
Uprooted by Brazilian Power Plant, River Residents Try to Rebuild
Due to flooding caused by the Jirau power plant under construction in the Brazilian Amazon, river dwellers were removed to a village specially built to house displaced victims. Unable to adapt to that new style of life, they moved closer to the river. They worry about what will happen with the community once construction is finished and the jobs are gone.
FIFA Beware! Journalist Teams Up with Brazil's World Cup Victims
British journalist Andrew Jennings joined a group of Brazil's popular movements to discuss the country's preparations for the 2014 World Cup.