Brazil needle victim recovers, outrage at cruelty
The pair were guided by a local practitioner of an African-Brazilian religion, candoble, and Magalhaes inserted the needles into the boy at his lover’s home.
Drug war abuses by Mexican army rise sharply
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Complaints of torture, murder and illegal detention by the Mexican army have jumped as soldiers have been dragged into a long, gruesome battle with powerful drug cartels, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. In March, 25 police officers were detained by the military, held incommunicado for 41 days and tortured to illicit false confessions, the Amnesty report said…
Gibraltar holds 4 Spanish Police for questioning
However, London’s ambassador in Spain was obliged to make a public apology on November 20 after British soldiers based in Gibraltar shot at a boy painted in the colours of the Spanish flag during target practice.
Former President Pedro Bordaberry, who finished third in the initial round, has thrown his support behind Lacalle, whose candidacy marks a comeback after his presidential term ended with corruption accusations involving several top aides.
Many analysts doubt whether either of these three would bid alone, but possible combinations of them could trump Kraft’s current cash and shares bid of 9.9 billion pounds ($16.4 billion) or push the American food giant Kraft to raise its offer.
Transsexual in Italian political scandal murdered
ROME (Reuters) – A Brazilian transsexual caught up in a scandal which prompted the resignation of a senior Italian politician — the center-left governor of Lazio region, which includes Rome — was found burned to death in his home Friday.
Obama gets five minutes with half-brother in China
“It’s no secret that my father was a troubled person. Anybody who’s read my first book, ‘Dreams of My Father’, knows that, you know, he had an alcoholism problem and that he didn’t treat his families very well,” the president said.