Brazilian Police Storm Indigenous Squatters at Maracanã
At the home of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil, the clash highlighted tension over evictions in areas scheduled for development.
Tunisians injured in protests over economy
At least 200 people wounded by riot police in violent protests over jobs and economic development in city of Siliana.
Brazil police's takeover of slums from gangs is a mixed blessing
A so-called pacification initiative drives out drug gangs and helps bring in development, but other types of crime have risen. RIO DE JANEIRO — At a massive party put on by the Amigos dos Amigos gang a while back, dozens of teenagers wearing nothing but sandals, swim trunks and comically oversized assault rifles provided security.
'Legitimized' Cyberwar Opens Pandora's Box of Dirty Tricks
DillyTonto writes "U.S. officials have acknowledged playing a role in the development and deployment of Stuxnet, Duqu and other cyberweapons against Iran. The acknowledgement makes cyberattacks more legitimate as a tool of not-quite-lethal international diplomacy. It also legitimizes them as more-combative tools for political conflict over social issues, in the same way Tasers gave police less-than-lethal alternatives to shooting suspects and gave those who abuse their power something other than a club to hit a suspect with. Political parties and single-issue political organizations already use 'opposition research' to name-and-shame their opponents with real or exaggerated revelations from a checkered past, jerrymander districts to ensure their candidates a victory and vote-suppression or get-out-the-vote efforts to skew vote tallies. Imagine what they'll do with custom malware, the ability to DDOS an opponent's web site or redirect donations from an opponent's site to their own. Cyberweapons ...
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Body-Part Suspect Leaves Canada
A suspect who allegedly killed and dismembered a man before mailing body parts across Canada has fled the country, police said, the latest development in a case that has transfixed Canada with sordid details of porn stars, severed limbs and cannibalism.