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Brazil's Internet Constitution

Pedro Abramovay | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Pedro Abramovay

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's House of Representatives has passed a genuine Internet "Bill of Rights," which was unanimously approved by the senate and signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff last week -- much to the delight of civil-society advocates. The legislation, widely described as an Internet constitution, seeks to safeguard online freedom of expression and limit government collection and usage of Internet users' metadata. The bill ensures "net neutrality" (meaning that Internet service providers must treat all information and users equally), and subjects global companies, such as Google and Facebook, to Brazilian law and precedent in cases involving its own citizens.

Argentina's Crisis Isn't Dragging Down Brazil This Time

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Argentina fell into the economic abyss a decade ago after defaulting on its sovereign debt, Brazil suffered right along w...

Let's Be Brazil

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Marty Kaplan

I have outrage envy. For nearly two weeks, more than a million citizens across Brazil have taken to the streets to protest political corruption, economic injustice, poor health care, inadequate schools, lousy mass transit, a crumbling infrastructure and billions blown on sports.

Brazil's Cry for Argentina Makes 'Social Equality' an Issue for Obama and Romney

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's financial markets and domestic policies may feel some unexpected turbulence being dragged into the slipstream of President Obama's presidential election campaign.

Police Arrest 33 At Brazil Tourism Ministry...

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Police arrested 33 people at Brazil's Tourism Ministry on allegations of corruption Tuesday and sought at least five more official...

Brazil Presidential Elections Headed To Runoff

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — A former Marxist guerrilla chosen by Brazil's beloved leader to succeed him will face a centrist rival in a presidential runoff afte...