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Brazil: Act in support of WikiLeaks

By Raphael Tsavkko Garcia The video of a debate in support of WikiLeaks, with the participation of its Brazilian representative, Natália Viana, and many cyberactivists, is available at the blog Maria Frô [pt]. The event was promoted by Intervozes [pt] – an organization advocating for freedom of expression and the democratization of communication. Global Voices […]

U.S. Cables Show Brazil Warned Chavez ‘Not to Play’ with U.S. ‘Fire’: El Pais, Spain

Christmas or no Christmas, the WikiLeaks juggernaut marches on. In this report from Juan Jesus Aznarez of Spain’s El Pais, a U.S. diplomatic cable has emerged that shows America pressuring Brazil to get Hugo Chavez to ’show more restraint’ when speaking of the U.S. and its president, George W. Bush, who Chavez referred to as […]

Brazil: Indigenous communities reflect on using the internet

For the first time ever, delegates of 16 indigenous communities from all over the country gathered together to discuss a subject of utmost importance: the Internet, and how to use it in favor of indigenous people. This is the first post authored by Chicoepab Surui, from the Paiter Surui people of the Amazon. Global Voices […]

WikiLeaks: We’re All Hackers Now – Folha, Brazil

According to columnist Sergio Malbergier of Brazil’s Folha newspaper, the controversy over WikiLeaks’ release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables will be remembered not for its ‘rich collection of truisms and gossip,’ but for announcing a global cyberwar. And all of us are its foot soldiers. For Folha, Sergio Malbergier writes in part: In this case, […]

WikiLeaks: We’re All Hackers Now – Folha, Brazil

According to columnist Sergio Malbergier of Brazil’s Folha newspaper, the controversy over WikiLeaks’ release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables will be remembered not for its ‘rich collection of truisms and gossip,’ but for announcing a global cyberwar. And all of us are its foot soldiers. For Folha, Sergio Malbergier writes in part: In this case, […]

Brazil: WikiLeaks and doubts over technology transfer in French fighters

WikiLeaks has released a document that raises doubts over the main reason behind Brazilian interest to buy French fighter aircraft: the possibility of transferring the technology of construction. Global Voices in English

Brazil: The vote for human rights

By Raphael Tsavkko Garcia Marcelo Salles, writing [pt] for the blog Escrevinhador (Scribbler, pt), balances out votes in the state of Rio de Janeiro won by elected politicians concerned with human rights, against those opposed. The results are 547,492 and 278,425 respectively. Global Voices in English

BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, URUGUAY RECOGNIZE PALESTINIAN STATE

Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Argentina and Uruguay said Monday they were joining Brazil in recognizing an independent Palestinian state, earning praise from Palestinian officials but an immediate sharp rebuke from Israel. BUENOS AIRES — Agence France-Presse Argentina and Uruguay said Monday they were joining Brazil in recognizing an independent Palestinian state, earning praise […]

Brazil Recognizes ‘Palestine’: “It Was The Natural Thing to Do”

Apparently, Brazil’s recognition of a Palestinian state took the Obama administration by surprise. I don’t know-maybe they’ve decided to rely on Wikileaks for their info. Laura Rozen notes that Brazil is far from the first to recognize a Palestinian state: Brazil was the last of the so-called BRIC nations [Brazil, Russia, India, China] to recognize […]

Brazil recognizes Palestinian state

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his transformative Foreign Minister Celso Amorim are still making news in their last month in office, announcing today that Brazil would recognize the Palestinian state along the 1967 borders. Here’s the (Google-translated) statement from the foreign ministry:   The initiative is consistent with Brazil’s historical willingness to […]

Brazil Recognizes Palestine

It's a powerful endorsement of a new nation state in the Middle East, based on the 1967 borders – and a recognition, perhaps, that negotiating with the Israelis is about as fruitless as negotiating with Republicans. I hope the current talks can gain momentum, but if Netanyahu really digs in and settlements continue, I suspect […]

Brazil recognizes Palestine

From the AP: SAO PAULO — Brazil says it has recognized the state of Palestine based on borders at the time of Israel’s 1967 conquest of the West Bank. The foreign ministry says the recognition is in response to a request made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last month to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. […]

Wikileaks: Hezbollah’s presence in Brazil

It’s generally known that Hezbollah is active in Latin-America. Basically it’s not new what wikileaks reveal, but still it’s worth to mention. This is what wikileaks has so far released: “While the majority of Brazil’s Muslims are moderate in orientation and the overwhelming majority is moderate in deed and action, genuine radical elements do exist […]

WikiLeaks: Is It News to Embarrass U.S. Diplomats? – Folha, Brazil

With once secret U.S. diplomatic cables washing over the world, are we getting all worked up over gossip everyone already new? According to columnist Clovis Rossi of Brazil’s Folha newspaper, so far at least, there is precious little ‘news’ coming out of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. State Department cables doled out to some […]

Brazil Concerned About Clown Elected To Congress

Sometimes the news just writes itself. Sao Paulo’s Grumpy The Clown won election handily to the country’s congress, getting more votes than any other candidate. Only now his election is being questioned on the grounds he may be illiterate. Francisco Silva, AKA Tiririca — “Grumpy” in Portuguese — received about 1.3 million votes, nearly twice […]

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