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The Internet: Apparently it’s a Big Deal.

Marcus Roberts | 27 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brazil, East Timor, Finland, Indonesia, internet, Malaysia, Phillipines, Russia, UN
A new report has found that one-third of the world's population is now online.

Batman is still fighting crime… in Brazil

Shannon Buckley | 19 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brazil, Children, Crime
Brazil has come up with a novel way to fight crime – employ Batman. The city of Taubate have hired former soldier, Andre Luiz Pinheiro, to patrol the streets of the city dressed as Batman. Rather than fighting real life crime though, Batman will play a more indirect role in the fight between good and evil through a social and educational crime prevention project which visits schools and targets children from the city.

Issues at stake in Brazil’s debate on homosexuality

Fabio Lacerda M. Silva | 07 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Brazil, Freedom of speech, psychology

A world of dignity

Sergio Vieira de Mello | 24 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brazil, human dignity, human rights, United Nations
The late Sergio Vieira de Mello, a UN special representative in Iraq, believed that while civilisation is plural, human dignity is indivisible.

The “Viagra effect” may lengthen pension payouts in Brazil and threaten the system.

Brian Lilley | 19 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brazil, pensions, Viagra
The "Viagra effect" - men marrying much younger women is a challenge for Brazil's pension system.

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