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‘Massive’ Power Failure Hits at Least 2 Latin American Countries

BUENOS AIRES — A widespread power failure early Sunday morning left at least two South American countries — Argentina and Uruguay — entirely without electricity, according to an energy company, while social media users said that parts of Brazil and Uruguay had also been affected. The energy company, Edesur of Argentina, announced on Twitter about […]

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In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves

RECIFE, Brazil — Throughout elementary and middle school, Ricardo Pavan Martins remembers reading Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, one of Brazil’s most famous writers. So the 29-year-old, who lives in Bauru, was shocked to see a new image of Machado that has gone viral in the country. It shows him with chocolate-brown skin, considerably darker […]

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Who Needs the Humanities When You Have Jair Bolsonaro?

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — According to President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian education leaves a lot to be desired. “Everything is going increasingly downhill,” he said last month, to journalists during a trip to Dallas. “What we want is to save education.” That would seem a reasonable thing to say if Mr. Bolsonaro were, for example, announcing […]

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They Hid From the Mob for Decades. Now They Will Surface in a Film.

In 2015, Roberto Buscetta had been hiding for decades under assumed names and 11 of his closest relatives had been slaughtered by Mafia assassins when two filmmakers tracked him down in Florida, looking to chat. His father, Tommaso Buscetta, had been a soldier in the Sicilian Mafia, the first high-ranking Mafioso to break the code […]

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Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Health Care of 28 Million

EMBU-GUAÇU, Brazil — The shiny plastic chairs all sat empty in a public health clinic, and the patients who staggered in were told to come back Thursday — the only day of the week now when a doctor is there. This small Brazilian city, Embu-Guaçu, home to 70,000 people, recently lost eight of its 18 […]

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The Conspiracy to Discredit Brazil’s Left

On Sunday evening, The Intercept published a series of incendiary articles and documents purporting to expose massive problems of unethical behavior and political motives in Brazil’s Operation Car Wash—a five-year investigation into corruption at state oil company Petrobras, which resulted in the conviction of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Based on “a massive […]

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Pride Flags and Foreign Policy: U.S. Diplomats See Shift on Gay Rights

RIO DE JANEIRO — American diplomats in Brazil recently sought State Department permission to fly rainbow flags this month at the United States Embassy and a consulate, citing an increasingly hostile environment for gay Brazilians since the election of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro last fall. Washington rejected the request in what some see as […]

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The Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

A century ago, on May 29, 1919, the universe was momentarily perturbed, and Albert Einstein became famous. Einstein himself apparently had no special plans for what he knew could be a momentous day. He was home in Berlin. He wrote a letter admitting a “blunder” in an ongoing debate with Theodor Kaluza, a German mathematician […]

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Prison Fighting Leaves at Least 55 Dead in Northern Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Violent clashes among rival drug factions in several prisons in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas have killed at least 55 people, corrections officials said on Monday. The outbreak of violence, which began on Sunday, is the latest in a state where drug gangs have waged a vicious battle for supremacy […]

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Nearly Dead in the U.S., Fiat Turns to Brazil for Rekindled Love

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