After the frantic GDP growth of the past decade in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, experts are trying to assess how far the benefits of this growth have trickled down to their citizens.
WikiLeaks has published what the anti-secrecy organization says is the penultimate draft agreement expected to be discussed later this month in Brazil at a global internet governance meeting co-hosted by 12 countries including the United States.
At least 2,000 soldiers raided a Rio de Janeiro slum using helicopters and armored personnel carriers in another attempt to boost security ahead of the World Cup. Raids have been taking place city-wide with the intention of ousting gangs.
Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to suspend use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pervasive herbicide Roundup. A recent study suggested glyphosate may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions worldwide.
Western sanctions might push Russia to deepen cooperation with BRICS states, in particular, to strengthen its ties with China, which will possibly turn out to be a big catastrophe for the US and the EU some time later.
Three of the top presenters scheduled to speak at a technology conference in Texas next week will deliver their remarks remotely due to leak investigations that have left them all unable or unwilling to come to the United States.
Four stadia and their surroundings, airport terminals, roads, IT networks, service updates… Brazil has had seven years to organize their World Cup, but the last frenetic 100 days till kick off on June 12 has anything but the feel of final preparations.
Fears that a tense World Cup will take place amid demonstrations of millions of Brazilians and heavy security operations by an unreliable police force, after the fuss of the last few months, may not materialize.
Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country's leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.
Following a report that passengers using Wi-Fi service at a Canadian airport were trailed for days via their wireless devices, one prominent Canadian politician has rejected the charges, while disparaging former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald.