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Stories about Brazil

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.

9 October 2014

Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North

The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.

6 October 2014

Video Portrays Tender Friendship Between a Brazilian Man and a Hummingbird

With a video of only two minutes that he has made to introduce his newest friend, a hummingbird chick, João Silvestrini is conquering hearts and fans across Brazil.

As Polls Close, Brazil's Once Promising ‘Alternative’ Candidate Shut Out of Run-Off

Marina Silva once ranked second place in opinion polls, but lost the race. Some attribute her fall to a political platform full of contradictions.

3 October 2014

“Me, Ex-Quota Girl, ‘Daring Bum’”: A Poor Black Brazilian Woman’s Account of How She Succeeded Against All Odds

Read the testimony of a woman who faced prejudice as a university student accepted through the Brazilian racial quota system: "It works, but makes other people feel uncomfortable."

1 October 2014

American Actor Mark Ruffalo Retracts His Viral Endorsement of Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Over Gay Marriage

Marina Silva has learned not to disappoint Mark Ruffalo, who famously played the Hulk in the film "The Avengers," on marriage equality. You wouldn't like him when he's disappointed.

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