The cartoon birds soared; the slashers got diced and sliced.
A former Brazilian state legislator and TV host who allegedly dealt drugs and ordered rivals killed, is missing and considered a criminal fugitive, state police in Brazil said Wednesday. Wallace Souza was expelled from the state congress last week, stripping him of his legislative immunity from prosecution and opening the way for authorities to charge him with several crimes, the Amazonas State Legislative Assembly said on its Web site
The 63-year-old bearded fireplug of a man erupted in tears, pulled a white handkerchief from his back pocket, carefully unfolded it and pressed it into his eyes, pulled it away, pressed it again to his eyes, this time with more force, pulled it away again just long enough to take a sip of water, then rubbed them again. “I’ve never won a gift before,” Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told reporters.
Thousands of people celebrated Friday on crowded Copacabana beach as the announcement that Brazil had been chosen as the 2016 Olympics host played live over huge screens erected above the sand. “It was a fantastic victory
Ahead of a United Nations Security Council briefing Tuesday on Afghanistan, the country’s foreign minister urged patience from the international community in dealing with his struggling homeland.
The Honduran government has issued an emergency decree that allows authorities to limit constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and gathering in public. The government had already closed two media outlets Monday, reports said.
Former President Carter has contacted the de facto president of Honduras to urge a resolution to the crisis in the Central American country.
Brazil wants an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the situation at its embassy in Honduras, where the ousted Honduran president has been holed up since returning to his country, the official Brazilian news agency reported
Honduran police used tear gas Tuesday to disperse supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya outside the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where Zelaya has sought refuge since secretly returning to the country, TV news reports showed. Zelaya had reported the attack during an interview Tuesday with CNN en Espaol
Treacherous storm conditions have plagued southern Brazilian states for nearly a week, causing flooding and landslides and displacing thousands of people, a senior official told CNN Saturday. In Santa Catarina, the severe weather started Monday, with a tornado with estimated winds reaching 200 km/h (125 mph) striking the western part of the state, said Santa Catarina Civil Defense Secretary Marcio Luiz Alves