Regions / Brazil

As the Olympic games in Rio draw to a close, another set of games will begin: military exercises between the United States and South Korea to prepare for a possible armed conflict with North Korea.
Several countries afflicted by the Zika virus are asking women to delay getting pregnant. Yet local laws — and U.S. foreign aid rules — make it impossible for many to get a safe abortions.

What Happened to Brazil?

Latin America's largest country once looked ascendant. Now it's been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
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