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Designer Sparks Racial Controversy in Brazil With Afro Wigs

ABC News: Activists in Brazil have accused the celebrated stylist and fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes during Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. Along with makeup artist Marcos Costa, Fraga chose to complement a series of designs ...
An Odd Hostility in the Americas

- 2 days ago @ nytimes.com: SAO PAULO, Brazil — Two vast countries in the same hemisphere, with the same can-do appetite for the future, populated by far-flung immigrants subsuming their differences into the same powerful sense of nationhood, with the same commitment to ...

Brazil passes an Internet 'Bill of Rights'

- 9 hours ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.

Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

- 9 hours ago @ yahoo.com: SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.

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Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks.

Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal. Rousseff spoke at a global conference that she convened on how to govern a safer, less U.S.-centered Internet after ...

Brazil Enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

ABC News: Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to ...

Brazil's Azul adds Airbus jets to start US flights

Reuters: Azul is also making a leap from the 120-seat regional jets built by Brazil's Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA), which have helped tap underserved domestic routes, to double-aisle jumbo jets making 10-hour flights. Azul's A330 will seat about 245 passengers, and ...

Brazil's Azul adds Airbus jets to start U.S. flights

Brazil's third-biggest airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 11 wide-body jets from European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) to start service to the United States. Azul said it would receive six Airbus A330-200s in early 2015, when the airline will begin flying overseas, and five Airbus A350-900 jets starting in early 2017. The selection of Airbus planes, first reported on ...

Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.

Brazil passes an Internet 'Bill of Rights'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.

Brazil's Rousseff praises US for relaxing grip on Internet

Reuters: At the opening of the NETmundial conference, Rousseff signed into law groundbreaking legislation guaranteeing the privacy and neutrality of the Net in Brazil, which had been passed by Congress just a few hours earlier. Government officials, industry ...

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INTERNET BILL OF RIGHTS..

Brazil Is About To Have an Internet Bill of Rights

The Wire: The Marco Civil da Internet, which has been hailed by open internet advocates such as Mozilla and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was unanimously approved by Brazil's Senate today and may be signed into law as early as tomorrow at the NetMundial conference.

Brazil Is About To Have an Internet Bill of Rights

A first-of-its-kind bill spelling out internet users' rights to access and privacy is set to become law once Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signs off on it. The Marco Civil da Internet, which has been hailed by open internet advocates such as Mozilla and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was unanimously approved by Brazil's Senate today and may be signed into law as early as tomorrow at the NetMundial ...

PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

Brazil Presidential Hopeful Campos Adopts Pro-Market Proposals

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO— Eduardo Campos, the head of the Brazilian Socialist Party, is adopting pro-market proposals in his bid to unseat incumbent President Dilma Rousseff in presidential elections in October. In an interview on Monday, Mr. Campos said he is ...

World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil

Reuters India: Those three areas account for about a tenth of the weighting of Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price gauge. That could spell trouble for President Dilma Rousseff as the inflation rate is already at 6.19 percent. "The World Cup will make things more ...

World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil

Reuters: Those three areas account for about a tenth of the weighting of Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price gauge. That could spell trouble for President Dilma Rousseff as the inflation rate is already at 6.19 percent. "The World Cup will make things more ...

Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules

Brazil will host a meeting Wednesday on how the Internet should be governed in the future, aiming for global partnership after worldwide outrage over allegations of widespread online spying by the United States. President Dilma Rousseff had called the two-day NetMundial meeting in a bid to find ways to curb abuses following the furore sparked by allegations of US spying revealed in documents ...

RIO DE JANEIRO..

1 person dies as violent protests flare in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach

CNN: The residents told Brazilian media they blame the police for the death, accusing authorities of mistaking the dancer for a criminal. The injuries the dancer sustained appear to be consistent with a fall, Rio de Janeiro's State Security Secretariat said ...

Brazil protesters in Rio clashes over dancer's death

BBC News: Violent protests have broken out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police. Main streets through the tourist area of Copacabana were closed as angry demonstrators from a nearby favela set ...

World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy

Los Angeles Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful game ...

World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy

Transportation problems, protests and unfinished stadiums threaten one of the world's biggest sporting events. It will be a big help if the home team comes through. RIO DE JANEIRO — In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament.

Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime.

2014 WORLD CUP..

Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 51

New York Times: Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 51. By JACK BELL APRIL 22, 2014. Inside. Photo. With 51 goals in 123 international matches, Thierry Henry remains France's career-leading scorer. Credit Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue ...

Brazil's World Cup Will Kick the Environment in the Teeth

The Nation. (blog): As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, a topic that plagues the country is the impact hosting these games will have on the local environment and various ecosystems. Despite efforts by soccer's ruling body FIFA to “green ...

Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 52

New York Times: With five African squads preparing for the trip to Brazil (Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria), perhaps the biggest criticism of the teams is that their talented parts do not add up to overall success on the field. It is perhaps a case ...

UNITED STATES..

Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying

Reuters: Bowing to the demands of Brazil and other nations following revelations last year of its massive electronic surveillance of Internet users, the United States has agreed to relinquish oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned of Names and ...

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Life as a Brazilian Woman

New York Times: SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Can a misogynistic country have a female president? Brazil proves that the answer is yes. More than three years into the administration of President Dilma Rousseff, not much has changed for Brazilian women. Feminism is still often ...

FIFA want probe into World Cup elections completed before Brazil 2014 kicks off

Daily Mail: They believe the drip, drip of allegations surrounding the vote has gone on long enough and they hope New York lawyer Michael Garcia can deliver his findings in time for them to be debated when global football leaders are gathered in Brazil rather than ...

An Odd Hostility in the Americas

New York Times: SAO PAULO, Brazil — Two vast countries in the same hemisphere, with the same can-do appetite for the future, populated by far-flung immigrants subsuming their differences into the same powerful sense of nationhood, with the same commitment to ...

best Brazilian steakhouses

Fox News: From rodizio with a water view at Texas de Brazil's Miami location to piano music with dinner at Churrascaria Plataforma in New York City, all of these Brazilian steakhouses make sure that you won't go home hungry. At a Brazilian steakhouse, you won't ...

Peppr: A Dating App for Prostitutes and People Who Want Sex

Christian Brazil Bautista is an experienced journalist who has been writing about technology and music for the past decade. He is a recent New York transplant from Manila, Philippines and spends most of his days playing ...

How Cortana works in Windows Phone 8.1 - Digital Trends

Christian Brazil Bautista is an experienced journalist who has been writing about technology and music for the past decade. He is a recent New York transplant from Manila, Philippines and spends most of his days playing ...

Cavs to play preseason game in Brazil - Chronicle-Telegram

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil , shoots against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first ...

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