The co-ordinated right wing attacks against Brazil's Lula is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of the developing world.
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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.
The sunburnt, drunk tourists of the World Cup are having the time of their lives. But they're certainly not seeing the real Brazil. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.
If you want to understand Latin America, James Bosworth's Twitter feed is a very good place to start. The strategic analyst is Crikey's latest Follow Friday story.
Think you're hearing more Spanish on George Street? You're not imagining things -- the number of Latin American students studying in Australia is soaring. Crikey intern Isabel Filgueiras looks at why.