This week, Brazil arrested a man who may be responsible for up to 20 percent of illegal cuttings in the Amazon over the past few years. That's good, but until the country strictly enforces conservation laws this is just a Hydra problem.
Just after midnight on Sunday, Indonesia executed six drug offenders by firing squad. International observers see the executions as harsh, especially since five of the six prisoners were foreign nationals.
The butt of a Brazilian model known for her derriere is literally rotting away due to a botched black-market plastic surgery. The fillers she pumped into her rump to increase her curves fused to her muscles and caused her body to go into septic shock.
We're serializing season two of our HBO show, starting with the premiere, in which Ben Anderson reported on Brazil's effort to clean up crime before the World Cup and Olympics. We checked in with Ben to get his thoughts now that the World Cup is over.
Shane Smith travels to Kabul to follow the trail of American money disappearing into the Afghan reconstruction, and Ben Anderson heads to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil has taken extreme measures to clean up the city.
Going to Rio and drinking beer while ignoring the favelas doesn't make you a paragon of virtue. I guess the debate will continue, but it's safe to say it's more complicated than knee jerk cynicism will allow for.
Australia is the world's great melting pot. We're a diverse group of multiculturalists who came together with one shared dream: to steal a continent from the people who had been living here for fifty thousand years.
Brazilians love Bukowski. There are Portuguese translations of Women (Mulheres) and Post Office (Correio) at newspaper kiosks, Bukowski's ugly mug stenciled onto walls in Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena suburb, and tribute bars.
After the game, fans poured out onto the street. Drums were banged, chants were chanted, people danced. There were some tears. This was the passion of Argentine football half-tamed and transplanted to central London.
America is the greatest fucking country on Earth. It may as well be the only fucking country on Earth. It's the only fucking country that matters, anyhow. After all, giving us free reign over the entirety of His Kingdom was the last thing God did before H…