Joel Miramontes

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Islamist rebels shoot down Syrian warplane, capture pilot: monitor

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels shot down a second Syrian warplane in less than a month on Tuesday and a monitoring group said they captured its pilot in an area near Aleppo where heavy fighting has erupted in recent days despite a cessation of hostilities agreement.<p>The Syrian army said the jet was …

Middle East

How to Fight Transphobic Violence in Brazil

Imagine if one transgender person was murdered every 21 hours in the United States. The outrage would go well beyond the grave alarm felt by …

How Putin's leverage shaped the Syrian ceasefire

When Russian President Vladimir Putin had a substantive meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry last week, it was an extremely rare departure …

Russia's Artful Exit from Syria

Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement that he is withdrawing the majority of Russian troops stationed in Syria will lead to much speculation over …

Geopolitics

Iran congratulates Syria's Assad on regaining Palmyra | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - The secretary of the Iranian National Security Council has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.<p>A general view inside the historic city of Palmyra after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar …

Middle East

Rio riot! UK gets taste for Brazilian food ahead of Olympics 2016

Up until recently, bad mojitos and burnt churrasco have been about the extent of Brazilian flavours here in the UK, both usually endured at a colleague’s leaving party where there is no choice but to grin and bear them. But thanks to the fanfare surrounding the Rio Olympics 2016, running for two …

Brazil

Fed's Williams Sees 'Huge Impact' on U.S. From China, Brazil

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the global economy, particularly China and Brazil, was having a significant impact …

Federal Reserve

A new bill aims to make Brazil's abortion law even tougher

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Brazil

Brazil Confiscates Abortion Pills From Pregnant Women Exposed To Zika

“I contacted Zika four days ago. I just found out I’m about six weeks pregnant. I have a son I love dearly. I love children. But I don’t believe it …

The Holi festival is a vivid, joyful Hindu celebration of spring

India knows how to do spring.<p>Holi, which is March 24 this year, is the annual Hindu religious festival in which people fling vivid colored powders and scented water at one another. Joy and giddiness collide in a fog of pigments.<p>"You can't be unhappy at the Festival of Colors, it's impossible," said …

Largest-ever protests threaten to overcome Brazil’s embattled President | Toronto Star

The momentum for a leadership change in South America’s largest country is gathering steam.<p>President Dilma Rousseff’s government is scrambling this …

Brazil

Watch Eminem Cover the Weeknd's 'The Hills' at Lollapalooza Brazil

Detroit MC also performed deep cut "Fack" live for first time at South American festival<p>Eminem delivered speaker-rattling rendition of the Weeknd's …

Protest organizers in Brazil use analytics to measure attendance

Israeli startup provides tool to calculate the audience of anti-government demonstrations as part of a marketing strategy.<p>Organizers of yesterday's …

São Paulo

Putin Surprises World by Ordering Russia Out of Syria

Did Obama’s harsh criticism prompt the about-face?<p><b>Vladimir Putin</b> on Monday announced that Russia’s armed forces would largely pull out of Syria, claiming that they had accomplished their objectives in the war-torn country. "I believe, that the tasks put before the defense ministry have been …

Russia

Analysis: Why Putin Picked This Moment to Pull Out of Syria

Russian forces began pulling out of Syria on Tuesday, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered their withdrawal by saying his objectives had been largely achieved.<p>The abrupt announcement signaled a shift in Syria’s civil war, which on Tuesday entered a fifth year of bloodshed.<p>While the timing …

Middle East

Is Putin Withdrawing From Syria Out Of Strength Or Weakness?

Russian President Vladimir Putin just made another shrewd and decisive move with his surprising decision to start withdrawing forces from Syria. Or, the Russian leader was overextended abroad and short of cash at home and was looking for a quick exit.<p>Putin wants everyone to believe the former, …

Middle East

War on ISIS: Russia’s Syria anti-terror op in 10 intense videos

Russia’s wide-reaching anti-terrorist campaign has helped to stabilize the situation on the ground in Syria and has paved the way for a ceasefire and …

Russia drops the mic: Syria pullout comes at perfect moment

Russian Su-34 bombers, Su-27 fighters and MiG-29 fighters fly in formation above Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA NovostiAfter five years of brutal fighting and two weeks of a scrappy ceasefire, President Vladimir Putin has …

Russia