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David Bond

I had a camera to document both the wonder and the horror around me. My camera was stolen (go figure) so now I write and talk. My passion is Tapuio, the side of a mountain in Espírito Santo where I do almost daily battle with hunters and destroyers. In my spare time, I teach English and French and dedicate some of my time to Global Voices. Global Voices gives sound to voices otherwise unheard, forgotten. I like that.

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Latest posts by David Bond

28 September 2013

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

25 September 2013

Two Women Jailed After Kissing at Religious Rally in Brazil

In a religious service lead by the pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, two young women who kissed in the middle of the event were arrested.

19 September 2013

Cyclists in Fortaleza, Brazil Win Bike Lane After Pressuring Authorities

After members of Fortaleza's Critical Mass took matters into their own hands over the lack of a bike lane, city officials finally created one.

12 July 2013

New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon

Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.

4 July 2013

Brazilian Weapons Firm Exports Arms to Turkey and Arab Countries

Brazilian weapons firm Condor has a strong business interest in the Middle East, where its tear gas canisters have recently been used against protesters. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.

3 July 2013

Brazilian Tear Gas Used Against Turkish Protesters

Tear gas canisters made in Brazil were used to stifle protests in Turkey recently. Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública reports.

6 June 2013

Without Prospects, Brazil's Transvestites Fall Victim to Human Trafficking

Transvestite prostitutes say they are willingly traveling to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts to prepare for their World Cup...

4 June 2013

Brazilian Transvestites Pump Up with Silicone to Attract World Cup Clients

With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and...

26 May 2013

A Thin Line Between Democracy and Independence in French Polynesia

On the heels of French Polynesian anti-independence politician Gaston Flosse's victory in the islands' presidential elections earlier this month, the United Nations has adopted a resolution calling on France to...

15 May 2013

Uprooted by Brazilian Power Plant, River Residents Try to Rebuild

Due to flooding caused by the Jirau power plant under construction in the Brazilian Amazon, river dwellers were removed to a village specially built to house displaced victims. Unable to...

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