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Jose Murilo · May, 2008

I work on the Internet, managing websites of Brazilian federal agencies in the cultural sector. I like to write about what I see and what I think. In Portuguese: Ecologia Digital – In English: Eco-Rama.

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Latest posts by Jose Murilo from May, 2008

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Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

  31 May 2008

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the building of dams along the Xingu River in the Amazon basin where an official of Brazil’s national electric company got slashed by traditional machetes and clubs.

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Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

  24 May 2008

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global reactions. Ms. Silva's replacement was quickly announced by President Lula, through the designation of Carlos Minc, former environmental secretary of...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon

  23 May 2008

Altino Machado presents pictures [PT] of what could be the last isolated ethnic group in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the so called ‘Invisible Indians’. The pictures were taken from a plane by José Carlos dos Reis Meirelles Jr., coordinator of FUNAI's [Brazilian National Indian Foundation] Ethno-environmental Protection Front, in the...

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Brazil: The prohibited march that keeps marching

  16 May 2008

This year's edition of the Marijuana March was prohibited by courts in 9 capital cities across the country due to allegations of illegal promotion of drug use. The theme provoked responses by many local bloggers, and the reactions to the prohibition keep echoing around the Brazilian web.

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