Will Carless

Senior Correspondent

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Brazil’s version of Trump makes Trump look like Mr. Rogers


Jair Bolsonaro’s rise from fringe candidate to Brazil’s next president has, of course, been likened to Trump’s rise from reality TV star to the White House. But Bolsonaro makes Trump look like Mr. Rogers.  

Saint Patrick Catholic Church is seen in York, Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 2018

A new chapter, with the same old words, in the Catholic child abuse scandal

A fraphic panel

They spewed hate. Then they punctuated it with the president’s name.

An antifa activist carries a flag of the movement, which features a logo of two flags.

Antifa has a rapid response team that targets alt-right organizers

White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.

Three ways the Trump administration has downplayed white supremacy

A swastika lights up the night at the Ulysses, Pennsylvania, home of Daniel Burnside, a white supremacist Odinist who is raising his seven children in the religion.

White supremacists are killing in the name of an ancient Nordic religion


In at least six cases since 2001, professed Odinists have been convicted of plotting, or pulling off, domestic terrorism attacks, according to a review by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

A reveler takes part in the Cordao de Boitata party during pre-Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 19.

Dozens of cities across Brazil are canceling Carnival


At least 70 Brazilian cities have had to cancel their official Carnival celebrations. Many just can’t afford it. Others are afraid it would unleash more violent crime.

This hotel in Rio de Janeiro, photographed in December, no longer has the Trump logo. The company pulled out.

What happened to all the South American Trump Tower plans?


After Eric Trump reportedly ran up the taxpayer bill on a trip to Uruguay, we look at a few properties in South America that were supposed to carry the Trump name. Some still haven’t gotten off the grand, and at least one was ditched by the president’s company.

A boy throws a plastic bottle into Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 7.

Rio’s water cleanup barely works and it’s crimping impoverished fishermen


In the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio’s state government came under fire for the disgusting state of the bay on which Olympic sailors would compete.

A relative of a prisoner sat on Jan. 3 outside Anisio Jobim prison in Manaus, Brazil

Brazil’s deadly prison riot is just one piece of a bigger drug gang war


Over the weekend, at least 56 people were killed in a prison riot in northern Brazil, while 184 prisoners escaped from there, as well as other prisons. The victims — many of them beheaded and thrown over the prison walls — mainly included members of Brazil’s feared First Command gang, known by its Portuguese initials PCC.