Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2014

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has begun flowing back to the West. Worries are mounting the BRICS dream is fading. By Erich Follath and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

World Cup: German Team Builds Beachside Retreat in Brazil

World Cup: German Team Builds Beachside Retreat in Brazil

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2013

Unable to find a suitable location to set up shop in Brazil during the upcoming 2014 World Cup, the German football team has decided to simply build its own. The remote beachside camp will "help minimize strain" on players, the team manager says. more... Comment ]

Behind the World Cup: Brazil's Crumbling Football Dream

Behind the World Cup: Brazil's Crumbling Football Dream

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 05, 2013

It's known as a football mecca, but as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup it's clearer than ever that its infrastructure for the sport is crumbling. Now Brazilians have turned the global competition into a symbol for the country's mismanagement. By Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The Mexican government says it "categorically condemns" email spying, after SPIEGEL reported that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the US gained access to the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. more... Comment ]

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2013

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president's public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Emerging Challenges: What's In Store for the New Global Powers

Emerging Challenges: What's In Store for the New Global Powers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

China, India and Brazil are taking the global economy by storm, becoming more politically confident on their way. But even as they form a front against the West, they will have to tackle slower growth and major domestic problems that their newly prosperous citizens are no longer willing to tolerate. An Essay by Erich Follath more... Comment ]

'Worse Than Gangs': Rio Police Criticized for Favela Crackdowns

'Worse Than Gangs': Rio Police Criticized for Favela Crackdowns

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2013

A new security campaign is helping authorities win back control of Rio de Janeiro's favelas ahead of next year's World Cup. Special police units are driving drug gangs out of the slums -- but often only to replace them with their own thuggish rule. By Jens Glüsing in Rio de Janeiro more... Comment ]

Bye Bye, VW Bus: The End of an Era in Brazil

Bye Bye, VW Bus: The End of an Era in Brazil

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2013

Only Brazil still produces the classic 56-year-old VW camper van, but not for much longer. With a final special edition series of the beloved vehicle wrapping up before year's end, the race is on for those looking to buy used models. By Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

Bow, Arrow, Facebook: Brazilian Tribes Fight for Their Land

Bow, Arrow, Facebook: Brazilian Tribes Fight for Their Land

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

Indigenous peoples in Brazil have lost their patience. Promised more land decades ago, they have recently begun forcing the issue by occupying farms and ranches. The government of President Dilma Rousseff has taken sides with the farmers' lobby. By Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

Fisher of Men: The New World of Pope Francis

Fisher of Men: The New World of Pope Francis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 23, 2013

Openness, modesty, change: Pope Francis has launched a revolution in the Vatican as he seeks to clean up the Catholic Church and improve its image. In the process, the pontiff is making friends as well as enemies. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]