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  • Brazil divided over what's worse: Rousseff's impeachment or her conduct
    As former president's trial begins, Brazilians protest in support of Dilma Rousseff and in opposition to her - trying to win the world's favour.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Brain Scans of Brazilian Babies Show Array of Zika Effects
    The images show that the virus can inflict serious damage to many different parts of the fetal brain beyond microcephaly, the condition of unusually small heads.
    Pam Belluck.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:43:32 GMT.
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  • 'Failed State' Venezuela Now Bleeding Cash
    Whatever advice Nicolas Maduro got from Fidel Castro, it probably was't anything that will pull Venezuela from the brink.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:01:00 GMT.
  • Peru investigates 'police death squad' after killings
    Prosecutors in Peru investigate allegations that a group of rogue police officers killed civilians and passed them off as dangerous criminals to secure promotions.
    BBC News.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:07 GMT.
  • Venezuela public workers face sack over referendum
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives key ministries 48 hours to sack senior public workers who signed a petition calling for a recall referendum against him.
    BBC News.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:04:30 GMT.
  • Venezuela President Orders Public Worker Firings Over Referendum Call
    President Nicolas Maduro has set a 48-hour deadline for ministers to dismiss some public workers who requested a recall referendum against him, a Socialist Party spokesman said Monday. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:21:35 -0400.
  • An Indian Novelist Stung by Hometown Wrath Now Hears a Self-Censor in His Head
    When one of Perumal Murugan’s novels was attacked in his home state, he retreated from the public eye. But he has since rediscovered his voice, and now has several new books coming out.
    Ellen Barry.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:21:20 GMT.
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  • Africa: Rainy Rio Wraps up Challenging Games on Upbeat Tropical Note
    [Reuters Media Express] A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games.
    All Africa.  Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:19:19 GMT.
  • Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer
    Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. Francois Dossa remembers the exact day of the meeting because it changed his life.  Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:37:47 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Brazil Wins First Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold
    Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:28:32 +0000.

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