The dark truth about Brazil’s happy mascots. Source: The Olympic Mascots Represent All the Animals Brazil Has Displaced | Motherboard
By one count, more than half of the 594 members of the national legislature face legal challenges — including charges like murder, kidnapping and bribery. Source: Brazil’s Most Entertaining Show May Be Congress
Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration Source: Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth | Environment | The Guardian
Destruction of Brazilian Amazon spikes by almost a third | Al Jazeera America.
Brazil’s World Cup gets a red card on the environment | Grist.
Brazil newspaper has published a letter under the byline of Edward Snowden, in which he offers to assist Brazil in uncovering potential U.S. espionage crimes against Brazilian citizens and makes a plea for a foreign government to grant him permanent political asylum. Snowden offers to help Brazil probe U.S. surveillance
If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency — or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence. Read this article by Edward Moyer on CNET News. NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports