Brazil ranks third in the world for the most social media usage, following India and Indonesia. Now, a controversial, 3-year-old bill is weaving its way through Congress. It could regulate social media platforms in the same way as TV and radio. The “Fake News Bill” has staunch supporters, but some also accuse it of being a form of censorship.
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is making a comeback with a campaign for democracy and unity against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.
Moïse Kabagambe, 24, was beaten to death while attempting to collect unpaid wages. His death has spurred calls for justice and accountability in a country where a young Black person is killed every 23 minutes.
In Brazil, 1,258 Indigenous people have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Evangelical Christians will play a powerful role in keeping President Jair Bolsonaro in power. But support may be slipping as evangelical progressives begin to organize against Bolsonaro ahead of next year's elections.
Attorney and pastor André Mendonça’s spot on the Supreme Court holds profound significance for evangelicals in Brazil — and the Bolsonaros.
Israeli committee approves nearly 3,000 new settlement homes in the West Bank. Also, India's Supreme Court orders an independent probe into spying claims revealed in the Pegasus Papers. And, a Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.
According to leaked portions of the Senate commission's report, the Bolsonaro government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the deaths of 600,000 people. The president is accused of committing nine crimes, including malfeasance, preventing health measures, illegal use of public funds and crimes against humanity.
Russia hosts multinational talks on Afghanistan with senior representatives of the Taliban. Also, a bomb blast on a bus full of Syrian troops has killed 14 people in Damascus. And, Brazil's Senate is calling for criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.
In Brazil, the revelations from the “Pandora Papers” — a trove of leaked documents that have exposed offshore accounts of the rich and powerful — have rattled the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, with calls for the resignation of some of his top officials.
Moderna announces plans to build a manufacturing plant in Africa, capable of producing up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines per year. Also, Germany and Denmark repatriate women and children from the Roj prison camp in northeastern Syria that’s held suspected ISIS members. And Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.