Brazilian police carried out “Operation Hashtag” in states across the country, arresting 10 people suspected of being radicalized online and plotting to buy assault rifles to carry out terror attacks at the Olympics. The arrests came as terror-related web “chatter” in Brazil is on the rise.
Russian athletes cannot compete in track and field events in Rio this summer. But when you look closely at the ban, it really shows the agency tasked with keeping the Olympics clean isn't doing its job.
Brazil’s lauded pacification effort is crumbling. The drug gangs are gaining back ground and crime is rising across Rio de Janeiro. Some are wondering if the gangs and police will strike a truce in time for the Olympics.
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.
Brazil's military has agreed to participate in a truth commission looking at the military's role in murders and disappearances committed after a coup in 1964. Author Peter Kornbluh has just returned from São Paulo.
Parents of children with microcephaly in Brazil are now finding each other via the social media platform WhatsApp. Brazilians doctors and scientists also credit the platform for helping them quickly understand the scope of the burgeoning epidemic of birth defects.