Handing public security to the military is likely to worsen the plight of poor residents who are already subject to the worst of Rio's violence.
We live within the same borders as these unlucky people, perhaps even a few kilometers away from their hell on earth, but as we cross over to the better half of our country, we easily forget the turmoil our personalized war on terror has caused to millions.
The Polytechnic generation may be charged with many missteps, however, no one can diminish its role in fighting for citizens' rights. And, Greece may well still collapse under the weight of its debt crisis, but I am utterly convinced that this generation, in tandem with those that will follow its efforts, will see the country through to recovery.
It was not unusual in those days for the children of the "disappeared" to be taken by members of the junta and passed off as their own. It was theft of human beings, and it was grotesque.
Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.
A Tale of Two amendments -- What the 18th Amendment Means for the People and Politicians of Pakistan
The 18th amendment was a watershed in Pakistan. Politicians who were democratically elected put aside bickering to pass a comprehensive set of changes that hark back to the spirit of 1973.
The whole Strategic Dialogue is a farce. We're not accomplishing any of our national security goals in the AfPak region, we're actually making our problems worse!
Last year he famously switched allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama during the Democratic nomination process for