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An Ominous Collapse Casts a Shadow Over Brazil

An Ominous Collapse Casts a Shadow Over Brazil | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
A bike path built in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics was swept into the sea -- more bad news for a country that can ill afford it.
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How Brazil's media is hounding out the president

How Brazil's media is hounding out the president | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazilians aren't getting a truthful account of what's going on in their country.
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Rio de Janeiro cycleway collapses, killing two - BBC News

Rio de Janeiro cycleway collapses, killing two - BBC News | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Part of a coastal cycleway in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro collapses, killing at least two people.
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What Is Happening in Brazil... a coup? | CNN VIDEO

http://democracynow.org - Brazil is facing its worst political crisis in over two decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt t
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Why Indigenous People Are Resisting Conservation Efforts in the Brazilian Wilderness

Why Indigenous People Are Resisting Conservation Efforts in the Brazilian Wilderness | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Each Friday, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter. LAGOA DA CONFUSÃO, Brazil—It was noon, and we were driving west as drab fields of parched soybean and scrub rushed past. Our goal was to...
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Where has São Paulo's water gone?

Where has São Paulo's water gone? | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
The wine waiter in a smart restaurant in São Paulo, Brazil's economic powerhouse, holds up a bottle for his customers. He handles it as lovingly as a baby, then pours the wine into plastic cups. The pipes under the washbasins in the spotless toilets have been removed, so the water collects in bowls beneath and a notice asks customers to “please use this water to flush the toilets”. In the past few months this city of superlatives – the richest, most densely populated, with the most cars – has (...)
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Stuck in blood-red soil | Medium

Stuck in blood-red soil - Bang Bang - Medium
Indigenous people and ranchers are dying in Brazil in a century-old land war sparked by bad political decisions and fail…
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São Paulo est-elle devenue une mégapole invivable ? [French]

São Paulo est-elle devenue une mégapole invivable ? [French] | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Avec 11 millions d’habitants et une croissance démographique galopante, la capitale économique du pays concentre tous les problèmes, et c’est ce qui a fait descendre en masse les Brésiliens dans la rue en juin dernier.
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Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals | The New York Times

Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals | The New York Times | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
A recently completed replica of a temple from biblical tradition underscores the surging growth of evangelical Christianity in Brazil, as well as the country’s competitive religious landscape.
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Pour l’industrie du sexe brésilienne, la Coupe du monde est une aubaine. | Rue89 #Copa

Pour l’industrie du sexe brésilienne, la Coupe du monde est une aubaine. | Rue89 #Copa | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
(De Sao Paulo) Lorsque vous sortez du JP Hôtel de Ribeirao Preto qui hébergera les Bleus durant la Coupe du monde, il suffit de tourner à droite puis encore à droite. Après quelques centaines de mètres à travers une zone industrielle pas très engageante, on tombe nez à nez avec le New Fantasy, le fameux « bordel » dont on cause beaucoup depuis quelques jours. Jeudi 15 mai, interrogé par un journaliste sur la proximité de ce lupanar, Didier Deschamps a botté en touche en balançant sur les journal...
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Note to Foreign tourists & olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro | NYT

Note to Foreign tourists & olympic athletes going to Rio de Janeiro | NYT | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it

Guanabara Bay, the venue for the 2016 sailing and windsurfing events, is so foul that a biologist called it “a latrine” and a sailor said he had encountered bodies.

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La police militaire de Rio entraînée par des paramilitaires américains | Slate.fr

La police militaire de Rio entraînée par des paramilitaires américains | Slate.fr | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Mi-avril, vingt-deux agents de la police militaire brésilienne se sont rendus en Caroline du Nord aux Etats-Unis pour suivre un entraînement musclé avec la société militaire privée Academi, plus connue sous le nom de Blackwater, a révélé le journal Folha de S.Paulo. Cette société est ...
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'Brazil Is Not A Civilized Country' Says The Country's Most Controversial News Anchor

'Brazil Is Not A Civilized Country' Says The Country's Most Controversial News Anchor | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
A new voice has emerged in Brazil, and it is a controversial one.
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The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached | The Guardian

The real reason Dilma Rousseff’s enemies want her impeached | The Guardian | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Corruption is just the pretext for a wealthy elite who failed to defeat Brazil’s president at the ballot box
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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2

Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city, killing at least 2 | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics collapsed Thursday, killing at least two
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Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment Isn’t a Coup, It’s a Cover-Up

Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment Isn’t a Coup, It’s a Cover-Up | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil’s president may have broken the law, but corrupt lawmakers are trying to bring her down to distract from their own problems.
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The crisis brought on by the Operation Car Wash scandals should have been part of Brazil’s painful — and extraordinary — process of establishing a functioning judiciary and fighting corruption. But Ms. Rousseff’s fall is not the logical conclusion of that happy story. Far from being the dawn of a new era, it may very well turn out to be the way the old political class reasserts control over the country — and escapes jail.
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The Child Preachers of Brazil | NYT

The Child Preachers of Brazil | NYT | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
The youngest evangelists in the country’s Pentecostal churches try to balance the demands of their youth with those of their faith.
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Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Evany Jose Metzker, who had investigated child prostitution and drug dealing, found dead five days after being reported missing
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Brésil: Une mannequin trans’ brutalisée par la police | Yagg

Brésil: Une mannequin trans’ brutalisée par la police | Yagg | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Des photos la montrant menottée, seins nus, cheveux rasés et défigurée par les coups circulent sur la toile [Attention, certains éléments de cet article peuvent heurter les personnes sensibles.]
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Brazil’s Urban Mobility Crisis | Global Voices

Brazil’s Urban Mobility Crisis | Global Voices | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Searching for solutions which will improve urban mobility in Brazil, Luciane Salles writes about the lack of an effective national plan and the increase in individual transport.
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In Brazil, Some Want Military Dictatorship Back | Forbes

In Brazil, Some Want Military Dictatorship Back | Forbes | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it

Less than a week after her re-election, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has thousands calling for her impeachment. One guy was even quoted by Estado de São Paulo newspaper, the nation’s second largest daily, as wishing for a return to the military dictatorship years.

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Liberdade de expressão ameaçada nas eleições | Folha de S.Paulo

Liberdade de expressão ameaçada nas eleições | Folha de S.Paulo | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Deu na Folha: os principais partidos políticos estão se armando com exércitos de advogados para removerem conteúdos da internet no período eleitoral.
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Vaste trafic de blanchiment de bois illégal au Brésil | Le Monde

Vaste trafic de blanchiment de bois illégal au Brésil | Le Monde | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
Chaque minute, la planète perd l'équivalent de 50 terrains de football de forêt. Au Brésil, le taux de déforestation a bondi en 2013 de près d'un tiers.
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Brazil: "A new and darker page in the fight for freedom has been turned." | Project Syndicate

Brazil: "A new and darker page in the fight for freedom has been turned." | Project Syndicate | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it
After a year of massive social protest in Brazil, soccer’s governing body, FIFA, and the World Cup’s corporate sponsors are planning carefully with the government for demonstrations during the month-long tournament. Worse, a raft of proposed security legislation would almost certainly restrict freedom of assembly.
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Brazil's blind eye to sexual harassment

Brazil's blind eye to sexual harassment | The Dark Side of Brazil | Scoop.it

On December 3, 2012, 21-year-old Viviane Alves Guimaraes jumped from the seventh floor window of her apartment building in Sao Paulo where she was living with her mother and sister. Her suicide occurred nine days after an office Christmas party where she was drugged and raped by a colleague.

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