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Fernanda Canofre

Journalist, with a master’s degree in History, was born in a crossing land in the southern part of Brazil. While wanders around, uses reporting as an alibi to listen and to tell stories about all types of people, in all types of media.

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Latest posts by Fernanda Canofre

10 June 2015

Using a Needle and Thread, Women Sew the Darker Side of Dam Construction in Brazil

The Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil has adopted a needlework technique used during Chile's dictatorship to deal with the abuses women experience around dam construction.

3 June 2015

Football Fans See a Chance for Change in FIFA President Joseph Blatter's Resignation

"Greed prevailed over football’s mission of uniting people, taking down social barriers, waking passions. It is time for us to retake this social mission."

18 May 2015

Meet the Brazilian Congressman Trying to Christianize the Internet, One Domain Name at a Time

Eduardo Cunha, leader of the lower house, spends around $2,600 per year maintaining net domains. Of his 288 addresses, 154 carry the name of Jesus Christ.

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

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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.

18 February 2015

Trolls Target Brazilian Woman After She Shares Her Traumatizing Rape Story on Facebook

Ten years after she was raped, Viviane Teves publicized her struggle to move on. Trolls got a hold of her phone number and began to harass her on WhatsApp.

20 December 2014

Mexican Soap Opera's Gay Couple Thrown Back into the Closet on Brazilian TV

Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.

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.

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.

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.

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