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Rio de Janeiro
Latin America Correspondent — Globe and Mail
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Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia and Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, failed trapeze artist

Freedom has bitter, baffling taste for former Guantanamo inmates — This began as a story of compassion and renewal. Before dawn one warm Sunday last December, six inmates from the U.S. military jail in Guantanamo Bay landed at an airstrip here in the Uruguayan capital. The U.S.

A ‘vicious circle’ plaguing the world of women’s soccer in Brazil — Brazil needed a goal to solidify its lead over Korea in a tough first match in the Women's World Cup this past week. And so when the team was awarded a penalty kick in the first minutes of the second half, the ball went, of course, to Marta.

Scotiabank caught up in a tangled web of FIFA corruption scandal — When Bank of Nova Scotia signed a deal last year to become the official bank of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, it came amid what was supposed to be a new era at CONCACAF, a division of soccer's global governing body FIFA.

Buzz kill: Taking a bite out of dengue fever with genetically modified mosquitoes — Brazil is fighting a variety of mosquito responsible for spreading an estimated 390 million cases a year of dengue fever globally, reports Stephanie Nolen.

Military Response to Rape Charges — Three young naval officers turned up for training at Canadian Forces Base Borden last week, the creases in their blue shirts knife sharp despite the hot sun. Three young naval officers turned up for training at Canadian Forces Base Borden last week, the creases in their blue shirts knife sharp despite the hot sun.

Why Mona Eltahawy’s provocative new book, Headscarves and Hymens, falls short in its goal to change the Arab world — It's right there on the cover, in that flinchy word "hymen" - a word to make every woman who sees it wince a little, because there is no good context in which anyone talks about hymens. That provocation cues you for what's coming from Mona Eltahawy: There will be provocation, with no apologies.

Baby monkeys, fishing for piranhas: Our family’s Amazon adventure — Here's the thing about piranhas. They are smaller than you might anticipate, if your expectations were formed by horror movies. But they are also really mean-looking: rows of teeth, sullen lower lip jutting out, steely gaze.

No barrier’s too big for Brazilian hair-care pioneer — Midway through lunch with Leila Velez, she mentions that in 2005 she flew to Miami with the leadership team from her hair-care products company for a crucial meeting. They went two days early, she told me, so they could visit Disney World - and I laughed: Brazilians, I have learned, adore Disney.

Shot-in-the-dark video shines light on issue of police abuse in Brazil — Chauan Cezario and his friends came back from the beach on a February Friday night, to Palmeirinha, a Rio favela. The power was out, so they couldn't watch TV and instead goofed around in the dark but crowded street, using one of their cellphones to record a video.

Brazil’s Petrobras scandal widens to include 57 politicians — It began, Pedro Barusco told Brazil's Congress, as a personal sort of thing: He pocketed bribes from the representatives of companies that wanted contracts with Petrobras, the national oil company where he was a senior executive. An envelope of cash here and there. That was back in the 1990s.
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Jun 30, 2015

@shannyhill thanks. That's very kind. Lovely to know there are readers out there..

Jun 30, 2015

RT @globeandmail: In Uruguay, former Guantanamo inmates suffer a bitter, baffling taste of freedom From @snolen

Jun 29, 2015

RT @zenaidamz: The new Mozambican penal code which decriminalizes homosexuality & abortion comes into force on Wednesday, the Supreme Court…

Jun 29, 2015

Uruguay took 6 Gitmo prisoners w all good intentions. What came next is a cautionary tale for other would-be hosts

Jun 29, 2015

RT @TheCIC: Freedom has a bitter taste for six former Guantanamo Bay inmates - @snolen explains how good intentions went wrong:…

Jun 29, 2015

Thanks to @MCampodo for great pix (as usual) on this story about Gitmo prisoners in Uruguay

Jun 29, 2015

RT @jbarbassa: "This began as a story of compassion and renewal." Moving story about resettlement after Guantanamo by @snolen…

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