As Olympics approach, Brazilian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIL

As Olympics approach, Brazilian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2016 Amid an already tense security situation, and with the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro set to start in 17 days, Brazilian authorities faced a new terror threat after a jihadist group in the country pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The extremist monitoring group SITE […]

Olympics hell: Unpaid Rio police say visitors ‘will not be safe’

Olympics hell: Unpaid Rio police say visitors ‘will not be safe’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2016 Visitors to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games “will not be safe” according to the city’s police officers, who say they have not been paid for months. “Welcome to Hell,” a sign held by a protesting police officer said outside Rio’s main airport. “Police and firefighters don’t get […]

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff’s impeachment on May 12, 2016, was clearly due to consistent missteps by the president and her colleagues, but the underlying contribution to the Brazilian crisis — and crises in other countries — of the slowdown in the People’s […]

Brazil soccer star: Anyone with plans to attend Olympics should stay at home

Brazil soccer star: Anyone with plans to attend Olympics should stay at home

Special to WorldTribune.com Fans who are set to attend the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should re-think their plans, a top Brazilian soccer star said. The situation in Brazil is too dangerous for tourists, according to soccer star Rivaldo, who posted a warning on his Instagram account, alluding to the case of a 17-year-old […]

UN survey cites rise of the Global South

UN survey cites rise of the Global South

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale…when dozens of countries and billions of people move up the development ladder as they are doing today, it has a direct impact on wealth creation and broader human progress,” cites the glowing introduction to the UN Development […]