Brazil

5:00am

Tue July 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Seeks Asylum In 20-Plus Nations, Gives Up On Russia

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 6:54 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA /LANDOV

With help from a WikiLeaks lawyer, the young American who admits he leaked information about National Security Agency surveillance programs has now asked more than 20 nations to give him asylum.

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6:00pm

Wed June 26, 2013
Parallels

Amid Construction Boom, Migrants Flow Into Brazil

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 3:34 am

Construction is underway on the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, shown here June 12. The stadium will be the venue for the opening ceremony and game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and many migrants are among the laborers working on the project.
Sebastiao Moreira EPA/Landov

Brazil is in the midst of a building boom as it constructs stadiums across the country in preparation for the World Cup it will host next year. In Sao Paulo, hundreds of workers are building a massive arena that will take many more months to complete.

But not all of the workers are Brazilian.

Marie Eveline Melous, 26, arrived from Haiti just a few months ago because life was so difficult, especially after the huge earthquake in 2010. "It's hard to find work. I came to Brazil to help my situation," she says.

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3:06am

Mon June 24, 2013
Latin America

Protests Allow Brazilians To Feel Part Of Global Movement

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 9:54 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Technology really does seem to make the world smaller, and this morning, we'll hear this morning how that applies to protest movements. Turkey saw a fresh wave of anti-government demonstrations over the weekend.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And in Brazil, the president is holding an emergency meeting today on how to respond to protests sweeping that country. An estimated quarter of a million Brazilians were on the streets yesterday, with a wide range of grievances.

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3:02pm

Sun June 23, 2013

9:27am

Sat June 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brazil's President Offers Carrot And Stick To Protesters

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Students from the eastern city of Sao Paulo protest on Friday.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has pledged a nationwide overhaul of public transportation, improved funding for schools and a crackdown on corruption in response to sometimes violent anti-government protests that have roiled the country for the past week.

In a 10-minute address broadcast on Friday, Rousseff broke her silence on the protests, saying she would spend more money on public transportation and divert some of the country's oil revenues to pay for education, The Associated Press reported. She also addressed widespread anger over government corruption.

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