The right-led coup in Venezuela is going to plan so far but, if it's successful, ordinary Venezuelans will not be the beneficiaries.
Previously, this coup would have been nothing more than the straightforward exercise of power in the US backyard. But we live in interesting times...
Far-right candidate Bolsonaro remains a firm favourite for victory in the second round of voting in the Brazilian presidential elections. How did this happen?
The co-ordinated right wing attacks against Brazil's Lula is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of the developing world.
Smith & Wesson is having a banner year, showing that there is lots of money to be made in fear. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
As the tourists head to the airport,a chastened Brazil is left to pick up the pieces. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
It's a very bleak day in Brazil, with the country's World Cup hopes smashed by Germany. Django Merope Synge reports on the mop-up in Rio.
When Brazilians watch soccer, they are not individuals watching sport. They are a heaving, unified glorious mass with a single mind -- and who can protest when that sort of thing is going on? Crikey's man on the ground Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.