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France, Brazil Plan to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, THE official Twitter account of Brazil’s Federal Police (its FBI equivalent) posted an extraordinary announcement. The bureaucratically nonchalant tone it used belied its significance. The tweet, at its core, purports to vest in the federal police and the federal government that oversees it the power to regulate, control, and outright censor political content on the internet that is assessed to be ...

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U.S. and Brazil Bolster Olympics Security, As ISIS Posts in Portuguese

Worried about possible terrorist attacks at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s government is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to identify threats and thwart potential disasters at the Games. Despite its notorious battles with violent crime, Brazil has largely been spared the kind of brazen terrorist attacks that have rattled much of the world in ...

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Brazil searches for missing Guantanamo prisoner ahead of Rio Olympics

The Brazilian authorities are trying to locate a former Guantanamo prisoner who is believed to have entered the country illegally after disappearing from Uruguay. Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian national, was released in Uruguay along with five other former Guantanamo inmates in 2014. But his whereabouts are now unclear. Uruguay’s government says that he has crossed the border into Brazil; the Brazilian authorities say ...

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World War III Has Begun

The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage? Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized with fabricated political scandals. Both countries are ...

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ISIS Recruiting ‘Lone Wolf’ Jihadists in Brazil to Attack 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian government is preparing to thwart attempts by the Islamic State to recruit young Brazilian citizens to orchestrate “lone wolf” attacks in the Latin American nation, particularly during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de Sao Paolo reports that Brazilian intelligence agencies are gearing up to monitor young people, especially men, who may be ...

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Brazil mobilises 200,000 military personnel against Zika virus

Brazil’s armed forces mobilised 200,000 military personnel on Saturday on a “day of action” designed to raise awareness about the risks of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus. This is the first time the Brazilian army has deployed in force on home soil since the World Cup in 2014, when soldiers helped to secure Rio de Janeiro ...

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