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Stories about Brazil

20 June 2014

Chile Sends Spain Packing in Stunning World Cup Defeat

In a duel of the "Reds", Chile defeated the defending world champion Spain, knocking the latter out of the World Cup.

19 June 2014

A Tale of Two World Cups in Fortaleza, Brazil

Before Brazil and Mexico battled it out in Fortaleza, the streets were taken over by people protesting FIFA and the government and by Mexican fans in high pre-match spirits.

Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa's Incredible World Cup Performance Is Now a Meme on Twitter

Ochoa was a like brick wall against shots during the tense Brazil-Mexico match, inspiring memes of him as an octopus, Neo from "The Matrix," and, of course, a brick wall.

15 June 2014

Australia's Socceroos Proud in Defeat to Chile at #WorldCup2014

Despite the Socceroos' 1-3 defeat to Chile in the FIFA World Cup, Australians have expressed their pride in the team.

13 June 2014

The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants

Rising Voices

Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!

9 June 2014

Historic Court Ruling Empowers Brazil to Confront Its Dark Past

Forty-three years after he went missing, five retired military officers will have to answer in court for the torture, disappearance and death of Deputy Rubens Paiva.

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

This Santomean Scholar Wants You to Help End Racial Stereotyping in Media

Grada Kilomba, expert on racial studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, talks about how the same media which helps reinforce racial stereotypes should be mobilized to rebuild a positive identity.

2 June 2014

This Brazilian is Using Twitter to Take on Aggressive and Racist Housemaid Employers

In 111 tweets, A Minha Empregada (My Maid) exposes the social prejudice, racism and lack of empathy existing in Brazilian society, especially when it comes to attitude towards domestic workers.

27 May 2014

Driven by Facebook Rumors, Violent Mob Murders Brazilian Woman

A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.

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