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Raphael Tsavkko Garcia · December, 2011

Freelance Journalist. PhD candidate in Human Rights (University of Deusto), MA in Communications (Cásper Líbero), Bachelor in Intl. Relations (PUCSP). Researcher of Alt. Media, Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Nationalism, Identity, Diaspora and Cyberculture.

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Latest posts by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia from December, 2011

Brazil: Murder or Suicide of Controversial Blogger?

Blogger Alexander Hamilton, 'the Mosquito', was found dead in his apartment in Brazil. According to the police, it was a case of "suicide by hanging." This quick conclusion, however, has...

Brazil: Blogging on the Archives of the Dictatorship

Journalist Niara de Oliveira published quotes [pt] from a selection of blogs that participated in the fourth blogging carnival #DesarquivandoBR (Unarchiving Brazil), that took place on December 14, on opening...

Brazil: Proposal for the Legalization of Abortion Approved in Conference

Journalist Maíra Kubik Mano comments on the approval of a proposal to legalize abortion in Brazil, during the Third National Conference on Women, in Brasília. She finalizes wondering “what the...

Brazil: Protest and Sit-in Against Belo Monte in Sao Paulo

Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto posts [pt] a picture and video of a protest in São Paulo, Brazil, against the construction of the Belo Monte Dam [pt], on December 17, 2011.

Brazil: Blogger Murdered in the State of Rio Grande do Norte

Tiago Aguiar denounces the assassination of the blogger Edinaldo Filgueira, from the small town of Serra do Mel, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Edinaldo, who believed...

Brazil-Bahrain: Tear Gas for Repression “Made in Brazil”

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff reveals on Twitter that the tear gas devices used for repressing the civilian population of Bahrain is manufactured [pt] in the city of Nova Iguaçu, in...

Brazil: Bishop Points Out Rape as Women's Excuse for Abortion

Luis Soares, from the blog Pragmatismo Político (Political Pragmatism) quotes [pt] Bishop of Guarulhos, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini, who said that “women lie when...

Brazil: Blogger Found Dead, Hanged: Suicide or Assassination?

Brazilian blogger Altamiro Borges announces [pt] on his blog, the death of blogger Hamilton Alexander, the “Mosquito”, found dead, hanged, at his home. He adds that friends and family are...

Brazil: A Book on Fraudulent Privatizations

Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado comments on [pt] a book that he considers to be the best of 2011: “Privataria Tucana”. The title is a play with words that links piracy,...

Brazil: Central Bus Station Reflects Precariousness of Human Rights

Emmanuel Rodrigues, writing for the Brazilian blog Eleições Hoje (Elections Today), comments on [pt] the precarious situation of homeless people and others who ramble around the central bus station of...

Brazil: On a Bill that Bans Drinking in Public Places

Brazilian blogger Leonardo Cisneiros comments on [pt] a proposed bill in the city of Recife (Pernambuco state) that prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places. The proposed bill...

Brazil: Journalist Threatened at Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Brazilian journalist Ruy Sposati, in Altamira, Pará, denounces the death of yet another worker at the Belo Monte Dam construction site, another round of mass layoffs of workers on strike...

Brazil/Russia: The Struggle for Democracy in the Aftermath of Elections

Brazilian professor in political sciences Maurício Santoro, has written an analysis [pt] about of recent Russian elections. He comments on the allegedly rigged results and the struggle for democracy in...

Brazil: Youth Demands for “Real Democracy Now”

Brazilian journalist and blogger Lucas Morais analyzes [pt] the revolutionary movements that have spread throughout the world in 2011 and says that “this youth has increasingly become more aware of...

Brazil: Life of Blogger Ricardo Gama Back Under Threat

Controversial Brazilian blogger Ricardo Gama, who was shot on a politically motivated attack back in April, now informs [pt] he has received new death threats in the last few days...

Brazil: Constraining Identities Through “Aesthetic Standards”

Brazilian journalist and blogger André Forestieri writes [pt] about the rights of an employer to constrain a black employee if he or she does not fit the “aesthetic standards” imposed...

Brazil: Referendum on the Separation of Pará State

Brazilian blogger João Villaverde writes [pt] about the coming referendum in the Amazonian state of Pará, that could divide the state into three new separate entities. This first-time people's ballot...

Brazil: Anti-Homophobia Bill Suffers a “Death Blow”

Brazilian lawyer Thiago Fiago comments on [pt] the recent changes to the bill PLC122, which originally intended to criminalize homophobia. Fiago says the proposed bill has suffered a “death blow”...

Brazil: Student Sued by the City Councilor of Natal

In the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, the city councilor of Natal, Julio Protásio, is suing the student and social activist Leonardo Miranda for comments made on Twitter...

Brazil: The Death of Socrates, A Brazilian Idol

Sócrates, one of the greatest Brazilian soccer players, died at the age of 57 on December 4, 2011, a result of septic shock caused by excessive consumption of alcohol over...

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