Brazil's Foreign Policy Stance Leaves It In Wings on Global Stage

Financial Times | Apr 22, 2014

This month, Brazil marks a particularly grim moment in its history. Fifty years ago, the country’s military took power in a coup that ushered in two decades of brutal dictatorship. President Dilma Rousseff, who as a young leftist guerrilla fighting the generals was jailed and tortured, marked the occasion with a speech at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport earlier this month.

Mexican Youth Protest 'Anti-Freedom of Expression' Telecom Bill

Vice News | Apr 22, 2014

For the past decade the Molotov song “Gimme the Power” has served as an anthem of youth rebellion decrying corrupt police and politicians in Mexico. This week, its lyrics became the banner under which thousands of young people protested online and in the streets against Mexico’s new telecommunications law, which they believe infringes on their civil rights.

This Day in Jewish History: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Opens in Washington

Haaretz | Apr 22, 2014

On April 22, 1993, the opening ceremony of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum took place in Washington, D.C., in the presence of numerous dignitaries, including U.S. President Bill Clinton and Israel’s president, Chaim Herzog.

Russia and Ukraine Argue... Over Chicken (Video)

CNN | Apr 22, 2014

Among the hotly contested disputes between Russia and Ukraine is a recipe: chicken Kiev. Christiane Amanpour reports.

Cyberwars on the Korean Peninsula

Al Jazeera | Apr 22, 2014

For nearly six decades, South Korea's (ROK) approach to security has focused on sustaining the status quo: Maintaining deterrence and a robust defence posture in order to prevent another major conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

The 12 Spammiest Countries (We're #1 - And It's Not Even Close)

The Atlantic | Apr 22, 2014

Americans like to associate their spam with other countries. They joke about Chinese spammers or Nigerians or Russians. It's a time-honored nativist tradition. But, according to the new quarterly report from the security and spam monitoring company, Sophos, computers inside these United States relay—by far—the most spam. And we have in every quarter of the past year.

The White Tourist's Burden

Al Jazeera America | Apr 21, 2014

My friend Jack likes to tell his favorite story about a summer he spent volunteering in Colombia. He recounts that story anytime he’s handed the opportunity, at parties, lunch meetings and airports. He highlights varying facets of the story on different occasions — the snake he found in his tent, his camaraderie with the locals and his skills at haggling.

Life-Saving Exchanges: Tuberculosis and the Need for U.S.-Russian Cooperation

CPD Blog | Apr 21, 2014

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne, infectious disease that infected 8.6 million people and killed approximately 1.3 million worldwide in 2012. UNAIDS has summed up this situation by concluding “TB anywhere is a threat everywhere.”


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