| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense.
When Rousseff took office and abandoned her...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
SÃO PAULO -- Brazil became the latest country to express concern about an alleged U.S. global spying program, requesting clarification from Washington after a newspaper published more documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:02 AM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- A man died after a one-ton cow crashed through his roof and landed on him while he was asleep in bed, local press reported.
Authorities said the cow wandered down a hill and onto the top of the home of Joao Maria de Souza, 45, in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
During Pope Francis' excursion Monday in Rio de Janeiro, his car got stuck in traffic, and his driver made a wrong turn amid the chaos of ecstatic crowds. It was a nightmare for the pope's security team. The pope, however, got a kick out of it.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis, speaking to an estimated 3 million people spread out over Copacabana beach, urged youth on Sunday to become religious disciples to "the fringes of society," indispensable to a reinvigoration of the church.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:53 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis wrapped up his first overseas trip Sunday with one of the largest papal Masses in recent history and a final entreaty for Catholic youth and their ministers to get out and spread the faith.
The pope’s flight to Rome...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has published a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil," saying he has been inspired by the reaction around the world to his revelations, and lamenting that he can't...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
United Nations member states unanimously adopted a symbolic resolution Thursday that declares a worldwide right of individuals to online privacy, a slap at the U.S. National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that have angered Washington's...
| Sep 23, 2013
"What did you do in Congress, grandpa?" "I fought against healthcare for the poor." "Oh. What's Hell like?" "I'm with friends, so it's OK."... Mark Harris How did people fly into blind rages about insignificant minutia before the internet? ....Jason......
| Jul 9, 2011
El camino hacia el socialismo o comunismo, como quiera uno llamarlo en Cuba y Venezuela ha sido distinto.
El primero vino de sopetón, impuesto por la fuerza de una revolución traicionada.
El segundo ha sido más paulatino. Doce años después que Hugo...