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  • Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be

    Behind bars in Brazil is no place you want to be
    South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014. Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...
  • Several cybersecurity initiatives lost after Snowden's NSA leaks

    Several cybersecurity initiatives lost after Snowden's NSA leaks
    WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
  • Tale of a slave revolt in Greg Grandin's 'The Empire of Necessity'

    Tale of a slave revolt in Greg Grandin's 'The Empire of Necessity'
    Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with...
  • Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops

    Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops
    When Wall Street finally stopped living in fear of another bust, the opposite happened: a market boom that propelled U.S. stocks to their biggest rally in at least 16 years. Share prices ended Tuesday with more gains, capping a stunning advance that...
  • Stadium deaths shine a spotlight on Brazil's World Cup preparations

    Stadium deaths shine a spotlight on Brazil's World Cup preparations
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — When two workers were crushed by a crane in late November on the construction site of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the tragedy led to investigations of working conditions and the...
  • A flashy funeral for 'Great Train' robber Ronnie Biggs

    A flashy funeral for 'Great Train' robber Ronnie Biggs
    LONDON -- Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal who won worldwide fame as a member of the gang that committed the “Great Train Robbery” of 1963, was given a colorful gangster style funeral in London on Friday. The funeral cortege accompanying a...
  • Brazil's president imports Cuban doctors to ease shortage

    Brazil's president imports Cuban doctors to ease shortage
    RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
  • Model Alessandra Ambrosio on baby weight, feminism, Playboy

    Model Alessandra Ambrosio on baby weight, feminism, Playboy
    Alessandra Ambrosio is having a pretty great year. Just after the broadcast of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last week, the supermodel has landed a feature interview in Net-a-Porter's The Edit. Yes, interview, with words. Not just photos...
  • Snowden offers Brazil help against U.S. spying, seeks asylum

    Snowden offers Brazil help against U.S. spying, seeks asylum
    RIO DE JANEIRO — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency...
  • Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'

    Ronnie Biggs dies at 84; British criminal helped pull 1963's 'Great Train Robbery'
    LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
  • Edward Snowden reaches out to Brazil, hints at asylum request

    Edward Snowden reaches out to Brazil, hints at asylum request
    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...