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Voz da Comunidade (Community Voice), a newspaper produced by teens from Complexo do Alemão, gained attention in Brazil after a weeklong operation intended to drive drug gangs out of the Rio de Janeiro slum. Given the risk entailed in entering the area, their Twitter feed became one of the most reliable sources of news about […]

In January, Brazil will see, for the second time in its history, an elected president passing his presidential sash to another elected president, indicating a consolidation of democracy in a country marked by coups. Brazil has been steadily improving its democracy. Electronic voting and e-government, for example, have helped to minimize corruption and engage citizens […]


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