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Stories about Brazil

12 December 2014

Brazil Plans to Help Other Countries Fight Amazon Deforestation

The Brazilian government announced a plan during COP 20 in Lima, Peru, to implement monitoring systems in the other Amazon countries.

13 November 2014

See Rio de Janeiro's Favelas Through the Lens of Young Residents’ Pinhole Cameras

The "Mão na Lata" (Hand on can) project challenges teenagers from Complexo da Maré to document their community's daily life with pinhole cameras made from powdered milk cans.

8 November 2014

With Its Headwaters Dry, Brazilians Fear the Death of the ‘Old Frank’ River

Climate change, environmental destruction and the current drought all threaten one of South America's main rivers, the São Francisco, and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.

6 November 2014

Hackers Unite to Create Apps and Sensors to Monitor Water Quality

Professionals from several fields of study have gathered at the event "Hackathon: Data and Sensors to Measure Water Quality" to discuss free hardware development and dissemination of public data.

28 October 2014

A Sharply Divided Brazil Reelects Dilma Rousseff. Let the Healing Begin?

The election was one of the most hotly contested in Brazil's democratic history. Following defeat, some supporters of Aécio Neves started a petition to impeach Rousseff.

24 October 2014

Ideological Divides Run Deep in Brazil Ahead of Presidential Runoff

"Everyone who's lost family and friends because of the elections, let's spend Christmas together"

23 October 2014

Brazilian Bloggers Claim Presidential Candidate is Trying to Censor His Critics on YouTube

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Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.

17 October 2014

São Paulo Is Running Out of Water, But Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

The government's assurances that water isn't being rationed goes against the experiences of São Paulo residents, who say their taps are being regularly shut off.

16 October 2014

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

13 October 2014

Brazilian Man Accused of High Profile Revenge-Porn Case Only Gets 5 Months Community Service

The victim has vowed to fight to make revenge-porn a criminal offense.

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