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João Miguel D. de A. Lima

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Occasional biker, Sociology grad student, lover of good stories and zines, and collaborator of Global Voices in Portuguese. I'm speaking from Fortaleza, Brazil. I occasionally blog at random on Sem ponteiros.

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1 September 2013

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Brazil's Occupy Cocó Park Fights to Save Nature Reserve from Construction

Construction of road overpasses over Fortaleza's Cocó Park kicked off with the destruction of almost 100 trees. The ensuing protests and police violence have thrust the park into the spotlight.

9 May 2013

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Northern Brazil Peace Rally Pushes Back Against Rising Violence

With posters and banners crying out for peace, and much criticism for the violence threatening the neighborhood youth, hundreds of people - students, teachers, community leaders, artists and supporters -...

15 April 2013

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Construction Project Fuels Sex and Violence in Brazilian Amazon

Sex and violence are a part of life in the small Brazilian fishing town of Jaci Parana, where police struggle to keep up with crime as a nearby hydroelectric construction...

27 February 2013

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Brazil: Cable Car Goes Up, Houses Come Down for World Cup

The construction of a cable car for tourists in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Morro da Providência favela in Rio de Janeiro is kicking residents out....

26 February 2013

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Brazil: Citizen Journalists Expose City's Unfinished Works

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Project Amigos de Januária has shed light on the failure of a local Brazilian government, marred by a legacy of administrative wrongdoing and poor accountability, to complete public works projects...

29 January 2013

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Critical Mass: Cycling Through Brazil's Salvador City

In our attempt to discover the route of Brazilian Critical Masses, we spoke with two organizers of the Salvador Critical Mass (also known as “Bicicletada”), Roque Júnior and Rosa Ribeiro....

30 July 2012

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Brazil: Concerns Over Public Health in Januária

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Participants of the citizen journalism project Amigos de Januária, Rising Voices grantee of 2011, are carrying on the mission to monitor the local government of Januária, in Brazil. The latest...

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