Since I'm hooked on the Olympics this week, here's a few good articles I've come across:
The Revolution televised, Global Post
"...Hours and hours of subversive American programming fill Cuba’s airwaves each day, attracting millions of viewers on the island with shows like “Desperate Housewives,” “Friends” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” How do they get there? They’re broadcast by Cuba’s own communist government."
[Fascinating story about TV, movies, and media in Cuba]
"But perhaps the greatest impact will come down to the role and influence of the outgoing Brazilian leader.
President Lula, having used his dominant position to get his candidate in place, seems certain to exploit all his formidable political skills to ensure that this was not a wasted effort."
[Overview of Dilma's life and career, and her upcoming run for president]
Para a CNN, o Rio de Janeiro é a capital do Brasil (Diario do Rio)
Yesterday, CNN had a small article attached to a photo gallery from Rio's Carnival where they referred to Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil. (They also mentioned that the seven year-old sambista did dance in the parade with Viradouro, though she cried through part of it. Also, because of its overall performance, the samba school came in last place and was demoted to the second level of samba schools). I wrote about the mistake on Twitter, along with several others, and plenty of people left comments on CNN, and thankfully, they changed the error. But still.