December 15 & 18: from Rio de Janeiro - Democratic Republic of Congo - Mexico City - Russia - Delhi
A view of the construction underway at the fabled Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Locals are upset that the stadium is being "upgraded" for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, saying it is losing its character and becoming more elitist.
In a stadium in Brazil reside the memories of a nation. But in trying to make it better are they about to make it worse?
Congo elects a new president. Or is it two? That's not supposed to happen.
Inside a Mafia State. Russia's efforts to intimidate journalists, one break-in at a time.
And, a swing through a city on a swamp. Never mind New Orleans. Mexico City's sinkin', man.
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Supporters of Congolese president Joseph Kabila take to the streets in celebration in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday Dec. 9, 2011, after the electoral commission declared their candidate the winner. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Jason Steans (Photo/Carolyn Dunn)
A Domino's Pizza outlet stands next to Tikka Town at the DLF Mall food court in Delhi. (Photo/Faiz Jamil)
A protester wearing a mask of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, attends a sanctioned rally in Moscow to protest against the results of the December 10 parliamentary elections in Russia. (Photo: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
The wrath of Putin's Mafia StateJournalist Luke Harding went back to his Moscow apartment one day and found the phone off the hook.
A view of Sara Gomez' apartment building (Left) in Mexico City. Inside, every wall seems slanted, the floors uneven. It's a victim of the widespread sinking of the city, due to the unstable earth below. (Photo/Myles Estey)
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- CBC IN VENEZUELA 'We survive thanks to the mercy of God': Inside a Venezuelan hospital during the food crisis
- There have been more than 3,000 protests in Venezuela so far this year, and the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict says more than a quarter of them had to do with the food crisis. The fed-up and hungry crowds have a simple message: "We want food!" Ana Vanessa Herrero checks out the impact inside a major hospital in the capital.
- Updated Munich gunman was obsessed with mass shootings, police say
- The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.
- How Ukraine's financial elite plundered the nation
- Ukraine has been described as the most corrupt country in Europe. Much of the reason has to do with the seemingly unopposed fashion in which Ukraine's well-connected oligarchs have looted the country.
- Analysis Ukraine's corruption continues to cost the country dearly
- Corruption in Ukraine is seen as the most urgent issue by its people, more even than the war. Yet the current government of Petro Poroshenko has done little to change things.
- Rio 2016: Athletes' passion always overcomes Olympic problems, sports historian says
- With less than two weeks until the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, some are wondering whether organizers can actually pull off the event in the midst of a disastrous economic situation and worries ranging from security to the risk of Zika virus infection.