Even the national sport is arousing the anger of the protesters in Brazil.
Obama is visiting Brazil and Chile while American fighting men join the coalition against Libya.
Today’s Foreign Desk includes comments on Brazil’s floods, developments in Ivory Coast, and Silvio Berlusconi’s sex scandal.
Since 9/11 there has been a steady trickle of stories about jihadists hooking up with Latin American drug cartels and the like. Here is a guide of story points that can help you identify when such a story is almost certainly bogus.