Brazil anti-government protests draw hundreds of thousands across 18 cities

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country on Sunday, ramping up the pressure on embattled president Dilma Rousseff. Already struggling with an impeachment challenge, the worst recession in a century and the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history, the Workers Party leader was given another reason to doubt she will complete her four-year term by the […]

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Ferguson Erupts Again as Protests Turn to Violence

Demonstrators defied a state-imposed curfew, triggering skirmishes that critically wounded one man and left seven others arrested Violence flared again overnight in Ferguson, Mo., as a state-imposed midnight curfew drew protests and then running clashes between dozens of people and heavily armed police. The skirmishes left one man in critical condition with a gunshot wound and seven others arrested. In […]

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Death toll climbs as protests still rage in Venezuela

At least 31 people have died in Venezuela and 461 have been injured in violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and government forces that began last month, an official said Thursday. Another 1,854 people have been detained during the unrest, according to Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres. The weeks of protests across Venezuela mark the biggest threat President Nicolas Maduro has […]

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Protests in Turkey: Will Taksim Become Erdogan’s Tahrir Square?

Protests on Istiklal Avenue, the heart of Istanbul’s shopping and entertainment district, are nothing new. Over the past year, Turks have protested against the deteriorating state of press freedoms, a reckless construction boom, a draft law placing new curbs on abortion, the government’s response to the civil war raging in neighboring Syria, the jailing of hundreds of top generals on coup charges, […]

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