Brazilian gun ban debated
Sundries has some translations of Brazilian blogs debating the gun ban referendum. For those of us who don't read Portugese, this is quite handy. She also observes turnout will likely be high, since voting is mandatory in Brazil: failure to cast a ballot can mean fines or trouble with your passport!
Hey David. Thanks for linking to my blogpiece.
Though I am under Hurricane Warning, if I have power tonight, I'll try to update the Referendum outcome, since I have access to the Brazilian TV channel, Globo.
As for the mandatory voting, man, Americans have NO idea how good you have it.
Not only is voting voluntary, but you don't even need to present IDs, if you're a return voter.
Brazil is not the only country where voting is mandatory either. That's the case with almost all of South America, and such a hallowed country in Europe as Belgium.
This was established LOOOONG before Brussels was the capital of Europe too.
Posted by: Victoria at October 23, 2005 02:28 PM