Brazil

Brazil

Brazil’s Spiral Of Bloodshed, A One-Day Homicide Record

Among the world's many gloomy corners, it is hard to get any gloomier than Brazil. After a drug war broke out among several criminal groups, leading to huge prison riots and the death of close to ...

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Hands Off The Judges, A Warning To Temer And Trump

It was always going to be a tricky nomination. Still, Brazilian President Michel Temer could hardly have made a more controversial choice for the vacant seat on the nation's Supreme Court. With ...

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When Calls To Prayer Turn To Declarations Of War

Invoking religion against one's enemies is a sure way to perpetuate resentment and war. It st...

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How Peruvian Cocaine Is Fueling Brazil's Gang Wars

MANAUS — There’s a gang war raging across northern Brazil. It has led to prison riots in which close to 100 inmates have been killed since the beginning of the year. This violence is linked to the ...

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After Zika, Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil

MINAS GERAIS — After two failed attempts to get vaccinated against yellow fever, 72-year-old José Pedro de Jesus woke up before dawn to get the job done. He lives in a municipality in the ...

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It May Be Time For Brazil To Follow Trump’s Protectionist Lead

-OpEd- SAO PAULO — Donald Trump is horrifying. Still, there's a part of his package that could be quite useful to have in Brazil. I'm referring to the president-elect's threats against ...

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Uber, Didi And The Ride-Hailing World War

SAO PAULO — The hatchet has been dug up. No surprise there. The truce brought about in the ride-hailing war by Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber's Chinese operation in August was only ever going ...

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In Brazil, A Prison Riot Written On The Wall In Gang Blood

All signs say the 56 prisoners killed inside the Anisio Jobim Prison Complex are part of an ongoi...