Funk ostentacao, or ostentation funk, is the gospel of bling. Critics say rappers are sending the wrong message to Brazil's many poor.
The Mais Medicos program, which will bring 11,000 Cubans, is already helping, backers say. But the doctors are not being paid capitalist-style.
It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war.
The Ukrainian government collapsed and the popular prime minister resigned Thursday, highlighting the political gridlock gripping the country struggling with a pro-Russia insurgency, a hostile neighbor and one of the weakest economies in Europe.
It was obvious almost from the inception of the ginned-up IRS "scandal" that its goal was to intimidate the agency into allowing bogus nonprofits to funnel cash into election campaigns. That's exactly what happened, as is shown by an exhaustive study by the Center for Public Integrity. Nonprofit tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations, known as C4s from their description in section 501(c)4 of the tax code, aren't permitted to claim a tax exemption for election activities--in fact, they're not supposed to engage in campaign activities at all. But with the connivance of Congress, they've been crossing the line with impunity. That's a...