Brazil

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
New documents published Wednesday by WikiLeaks show that the U.S. National Security Agency "explicitly targeted for long-term surveillance 125 phone numbers for top German officials and did so for political and economic reasons." The publication comes on the heels of similar leaks regarding NSA targets within the governments of France and Brazil...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Just days after Brazil President Dilma Rousseff's official working visit to the...
Mario Osava
A puddle is all that is left in one of the reservoirs of the Cantareira System, which normally supplies nearly half of the São Paulo metropolitan region. (Photo Courtesy of Ninja/ContaDagua.org)
Six million people in Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, may at some point find...

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With Brazil's World Cup three weeks away, up to 250,000 unsightly poor people have been driven out of their favelas; thousands of subsequently homeless people have been evicted from encampments; strikes and protests are rampant; and thousands of angry squatters remain in encampments set up to protest a country that spends $14 billion "to have a lovely World Cup and for the city to look nice, yet we still see children sleeping in the street." Street artist Paulo Ito's furious portrayal of the...