Gulf States Pit Sunnis Vs. Shiites In Hopes Of Nipping Arab Spring
August 09 2013 8:57 PM
Faced with growing protests, Gulf state monarchs are trying to diffuse opposition by exploiting old rivalries between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Protests In Brazil Burst Bubble: Everything Is Not Fine
June 20 2013 11:13 AM
The biggest economy in Latin America was nothing but a success story, according to conventional wisdom. That was wrong.
The Conflict Behind Brazil’s Agricultural Boom
June 08 2013 10:26 AM
The biggest economy in Latin America is facing a dilemma: more agricultural growth or more land for its native peoples?
Risks Of Hydro Power: Brazil's Lesson
February 01 2013 5:42 PM
Brazil's president has a bold plan to cut electricity prices. But South America's biggest economy has serious problems with power generation.
Brazilian Soaps Profit From A New Story Line: The Lives Of The Booming Middle Class
September 08 2012 1:48 PM
The so-called C-class is Brazil's fast-growing middle class, more than 50 million strong. Now there's even a soap opera geared toward upwardly mobile Brazilians, and seemingly everybody -- most of all advertisers -- is taking note.
Brazil's Trial Of The Century: Corruption Charges May Undo 'Lula' Da Silva
August 11 2012 1:05 PM
Brazil's former president, Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva, is not on trial himself, but his legacy may be destroyed.
Brazil Shows How Too Much Consumer Debt Can Threaten An Economy
July 14 2012 1:38 PM
Brazil has risen to number six among the world's economies. As it finds itself caught between prosperity and a past of poverty, it's dealing with a pervasive problem: lots of household debt
With Movie Theaters Banned, Saudi Filmmaker Makes YouTube Splash
June 09 2012 1:38 PM
Saudi Arabia doesn?t show movies, to avoid angering clerics. But young talents are flocking to the Internet, and hoping to change the kingdom -- one film at a time.