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Stories about Brazil

18 May 2015

For Venezuelans, Job Opportunities Lie Just Over the Border in Brazil

In light of the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, Venezuelans are crossing the border to work in Brazil and then return home with their earnings.

30 April 2015

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

Rising Voices

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

11 April 2015

Not Everyone Criticizing the Protests in Brazil Defends the Brazilian Government

While those from the right and left squabbled online, a third group of leftist Brazilians criticized the protests as well as Brazil's current left-wing government.

18 March 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

15 March 2015

The Facebook Pages Behind Sunday's Anti-Government Protests in Brazil

On March 15 at least 50 cities in Brazil will host noisy anti-government rallies. Who are the protesters and what do they want?

6 March 2015

Brazilian University Won't Enroll Guinea-Bissauan Woman, Even Though She Passed All Requirements

A Brazilian institution claims Domingas Mendes doesn't fulfill the criteria to pursue higher education in Brazil as a 'quota student'. Is there a racial issue here?

5 March 2015

#FragaWantsToPost: A Brazilian Activist Has Been Forbidden From Protesting for Two Years

Global Voices Advocacy

Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.

2 March 2015

Did a Brazilian Judge Try to Use Marco Civil to Shut Down WhatsApp Across the Country?

Global Voices Advocacy

WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.

27 February 2015

5 Bills Threatening the Amazon That Brazil's Congress Might Consider in 2015

Demarcation of indigenous lands and mining in protected areas are among the subjects that will be discussed in the Brazilian legislature this year, experts told Infoamazonia.

24 February 2015

Rio's Carnival Cozied Up to Equatorial Guinea's Brutal Dictator. But Why is Everyone Surprised?

Outrage followed revelations that the winning samba school, whose parade theme was Equatorial Guinea, reportedly received 3.5 million euros from the country's President Obiang.

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