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Latin America Correspondent — Globe and Mail

Brazil-based Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia & Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS, failed trapeze artist

Review: Brazillionaires offers a brilliant analysis of a nation’s ultrarich — On the night of April 17, I sat in the gallery of the lower chamber of Brazil's Congress, and watched members vote in favour of opening an impeachment trial of the President, Dilma Rousseff. The scene on the floor was wild - people cursed, spat and on four separate occasions set off confetti canons.

‘Very bad news for Brazil’: Zika virus found in second mosquito species — Research by Brazil's top public-health institute, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), has found the Zika virus in a mosquito species called Culex quinquefasciatus - far more common than the species that government had said was the vector for the virus.

Brazil arrests 10 people allegedly planning gun attack during Olympics — Police in Brazil say they have arrested 10 people who were planning to attack the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which begin August 5. Federal police say the arrests were made in the states of Sao Paulo and Parana, and that members of the group were radicalized through online contact with the Islamic State.

Dirty water: Why Rio hasn’t kept its promise to clean up — When the team bidding to bring the 2016 Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro made their pitch back in 2009, they showed the International Olympic Committee pictures of sailboats on a glassy harbour below a cradle of mountains, and swimmers plunging into turquoise surf off Copacabana Beach.

CBC Books 100 True Stories — Canada has a wealth of writers telling today's tales, revisiting our past and imagining our future. Here are 100 works of nonfiction that will make you proud to be a Canadian. (Check out our previous editions: 100 novels and 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian.)

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The costly border plan Mexico won’t discuss — They made it to the fourth point before they were robbed. Heading out of the tiny Mexican frontier town of Arriaga before dawn, the men had a map in their heads. Other migrants had described it to them; one sketched it roughly in the dirt.

New video of pleading victim emerges in Rio gang rape case — Police in Rio de Janeiro have made public a segment of a cellphone video which shows the teenage victim of a gang rape naked on a bed, weakly pleading "no, no" to her laughing attackers. The video comes from the phone of one of two men who are in police custody in connection with the attack.

Two arrested in Rio gang-rape case; victim in protective custody — Police in Rio have arrested two men and have issued warrants for four more, in the case of a teenaged girl who was gang-raped and whose attackers spread selfies and videos of the assault on social media.

Police identify four suspects in Rio de Janeiro gang-rape — Police have identified four suspects in the gang-rape of a Rio teenager that was widely shared on social media. The attack - and the fact that the men posted video and boasting pictures of themselves with the naked and unconscious victim on social media - is causing growing outrage in Brazil.
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Jul 30, 2016

RT @samishah: "Gravity, maybe gravity is actually tiny invisible goblins pulling us down all the time. You tell me." - Trump

Jul 30, 2016

RT @NickMiroff: Olympic visitors arriving in Rio expecting Zika, crime & sewage will also find 1 of the world's most stunning cities https:…

Jul 30, 2016

@riorealblog indeed. I tried to make that point. I think he meant it in the sense of "most lucrative - for winners"

Jul 30, 2016

RT @scharlab: ➋ ❝He’s still a contender❞—No charges of corruption have yet been laid against the former president. 

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