Stories about Brazil
6 November 2014
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
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
23 October 2014
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
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
13 October 2014
9 October 2014
6 October 2014
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.
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.
16 September 2014
9 September 2014
How a Group of Squatters Convinced Brazilian Authorities to Seize a Vacant Building for Public Housing
Over the years, the building changed owners but remained empty. The National Movement to Fight for Housing has organized various occupations of the building over the years.
28 August 2014
From a “Gaza Stripper” in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters
In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.
17 August 2014
From Syria to Brazil, from engineering to activism and finally Global Voices, Rami Alhames has an interesting story of his own to tell.
14 August 2014
Love, betrayal and jealousy. The complaint against the 23 arrested includes statements from three witnesses who had personal disputes with some of the activists.
13 August 2014
Campos died on the same day, Aug. 13, as his grandfather Miguel Arraes, one of the most prominent socialist political figures of Brazilian politics.