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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

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.

Brazilian judge in Eike Batista’s trial caught driving seized Porsche — The trial of disgraced Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista took a turn for the surreal on Tuesday when the Rio tabloid Extra published a photograph of the judge driving a Porsche that was among the luxury goods seized from Mr. Batista after his bankruptcy.

Argentine President set to leave office and a divided nation — It's been a strange couple of weeks in the world of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. She has been accused of conspiring to subvert the course of justice by a special prosecutor, who then turned up dead the day before he was to speak to a congressional committee about his charges.

Brazil's Petrobras CEO is the latest casualty in bribery scandal — The ever-widening bribery scandal at Brazil's parastatal energy giant Petrobras appears to have claimed its highest profile victim yet, with the rumoured ousting of chief executive Maria das Gracas Foster on Tuesday. According to Brazilian media reports, Ms. Foster has been fired and government will confirm her departure imminently.

Prosecutor confirms discovery of arrest warrant for Argentine President — The strange case of the death of Alberto Nisman took another turn on Tuesday, with confirmation that the Argentine prosecutor had drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Mr. Nisman was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan.

Theories over death of Alberto Nisman stir dark memories in Argentina — Two weeks after a special prosecutor was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, Argentines are struggling to understand why. Was it suicide? Did President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner order his murder? Did Hezbollah assassinate him to protect Iran? Or, as the President now suggests, did he die at the hands of rogue spy agency agents?

Are these Brazilian islands really the most beautiful place on Earth? — On my first day on Fernando de Noronha, I was grouchy. The journey to the island was exhausting. My partner Meril and I staggered off the third flight in nine hours only to face reams of Brazilian bureaucracy - a conservation fee to pay in one line, registration in another, a park pass to buy across town.

Pushing for change in Brazil’s cesarean-reliant birthing culture — Barbara Saboya was trapped in a bed, hours into labour with her second child last October, when her doctor told her he was booking a cesarean section. She and the fetus were in fine health, but her doctor had plans and didn't feel like waiting for her labour to progress; he said someone else needed the room.
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Apr 01, 2015

RT @EmmaSadleir: This is excellent: 'In defense of Trevor Noah's stupid, tasteless tweets'

Apr 01, 2015

@lourdesgnavarro I will see you a Policia Federal and raise you a water company. Hour 3.

Apr 01, 2015

RT @lourdesgnavarro: So much to say -- but really it speaks for itself : Brazilian priest suspended for sending nude selfie to mistress…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @TabathaSouthey: @picardonhealth You should send the #homeopathy proponents 1 letter of hate back, typed on a big page. This will cure them of this tendency.

Mar 31, 2015

RT @rdotinga: This is awesome. “Were We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer? A new book says yes. The facts say no.” by @danengber

Mar 31, 2015

RT @wconnors: That makes three. Third Brazilian construction company tied to @Petrobras scandal files for bankruptcy protection:

Mar 31, 2015

RT @johnsonr: Did Jonathan just look at the problems w Boko Haram, inter-religious conflict, etc, and say "Eff it. I'm out?"

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