BRIC Yard http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18765/all en BRIC Yard http://www.globalpost.com/node/5615982 <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/brazil">Brazil</a>. <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/russia">Russia</a>. <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/india">India</a>. <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">China</a>. Four rising powers. One blog to explain them all.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-section-about-block"> <div class="field-label">About This Section block contents:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><div id="blog_block"> <div id="blog_block_title"> ABOUT THIS BLOG</div> <div id="blog_description"> <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Brazil. Russia. India. China. Four rising economic and political powers. The BRIC Yard is written each day by GlobalPost senior correspondents who live and work in these four countries. Its purpose: to decode and demystify what&rsquo;s really driving these complex and increasingly important places. </span></p> </div> <div id="blog_correspondents"> <div id="bc_header"> <h3 id="gp3_bloggers"> Correspondents <!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--></h3> </div> <div id="gp3_the_bloggers"> <div class="a_blogger"> <div class="blogger_bio"> <div class="blogger_bio"> <h2 class="blogger_name"> <a href="/bio/kathleen-e-mclaughlin">Kathleen McLaughlin</a></h2> <h2 class="blogger_country"> China</h2> <p>GlobalPost senior correspondent in Beijing. <a href="/bio/kathleen-e-mclaughlin">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="a_blogger"> <!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><!--<div class="blogger_image"><img src="/sites/all/themes/globalpost_3/images/blog_bio_1.gif" /></div>--><div class="blogger_bio"> <h2 class="blogger_name"> <a href="/bio/jason-overdorf">Jason Overdorf</a></h2> <h2 class="blogger_country"> India</h2> <p>GlobalPost senior correspondent in New Delhi. <a href="/bio/jason-overdorf">read more</a></p> <div class="blogger_bio"> <h2 class="blogger_name"> <a href="/bio/miriam-elder">Miriam Elder</a></h2> <h2 class="blogger_country"> Russia</h2> <p>GlobalPost senior correspondent in Moscow. <a href="/bio/miriam-elder">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!--/the_bloggers--><!--/the_bloggers--></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sectionheaderimage"> <div class="field-label">Header Banner Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/banners/bric_main_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=122747">bric_main.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-singlecol-headerimage"> <div class="field-label">Single-column header image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_singlecol_headerimage" width="345" height="140" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/bric_blogpage_feature.jpg?1295202440" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Thumbnail Art:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/bric_4x3_0.jpg?1297705544" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> BRIC Yard Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615982 at http://www.globalpost.com HAITIANS SEEK REFUGE IN BRAZIL http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/haitians-seek-refuge-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some 160 immigrants have landed in the Brazilian Amazon since December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/haitians-seek-refuge-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:11:32 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616027 at http://www.globalpost.com Sausage Fest. Brazil Poised to Eat Jimmy Dean? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/sausage-fest-brazil-poised-eat-jimmy-dean <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another way Brazilian business is bigger than you think. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/sausage-fest-brazil-poised-eat-jimmy-dean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:29:21 +0000 Erik German 5616028 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil Flood Deaths Top 760 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/brazil-flood-deaths-top-760 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 300 still missing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/brazil-flood-deaths-top-760" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:39:39 +0000 Erik German 5616029 at http://www.globalpost.com More bullets than ever in India's forgotten war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/more-bullets-ever-indias-forgotten-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2010 was the bloodiest year ever in India's Maoist conflict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> India&#39;s Maoists fell out of the international headlines last year, thanks to less complicated and obscure wars. But the <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/2010-was-the-bloodiest-year-in-red-zone/Article1-653927.aspx">pace of killing only increased</a>, according to today&#39;s Hindustan Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/more-bullets-ever-indias-forgotten-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific India BRIC Yard Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:51:21 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616037 at http://www.globalpost.com So, it's NOT just me http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/so-its-not-just-me <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Study says stress is driving all of Delhi crazy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I thought I was losing my cool the first time I tried to run somebody off the road. &nbsp;But it turns out all of Delhi is losing its mind, thanks to lawlessness, filth, overcrowding, traffic, air pollution, loud noises and long working hours. &nbsp;Yep, it&#39;s been <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Stress-taking-toll-on-mental-health-Study/articleshow/7349447.cms">scientifically proven</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/so-its-not-just-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> India BRIC Yard Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:00:10 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616038 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll keeps rising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/death-toll-keeps-rising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At latest count, there are more than 800 dead and 400 still missing in Brazil’s deadliest natural disaster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Rescue workers continue to search for the dead more than a week after <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/brazil/110114/brazil-mudslides-natural-disaster">landslides leveled entire neighborhoods</a> in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro. The official <a href="http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/mat/2011/01/23/sobe-numero-de-mortes-na-regiao-serrana-apos-12-dias-de-buscas-vitimas-das-chuvas-923587973.asp">death toll reached 809 </a>this morning with another 469 people listed as missing. Brazilians responded to the tragedy by donating food, clothes and other goods for those in need. The <a href="http://odia.terra.com.br/portal/rio/html/2011/1/cruz_vermelha_ja_enviou_mais_de_200_toneladas_de_donativos_para_as_vitimas_139523.html">Red Cross delivered 200 tons</a> of donations in one week, a national record. Meanwhile authorities worry about disease outbreaks. Two residents have been <a href="http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/mat/2011/01/23/casos-de-leptospirose-confirmados-em-friburgo-sao-de-antes-da-enchente-923588535.asp">diagnosed with leptospirosis</a>, a bacterial infection transmitted though contact with contaminated soil or water. Because it can take up to 3 weeks to show symptoms, health officials are bracing for more.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/death-toll-keeps-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:58:08 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616040 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's dragon rears its head, again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/brazils-dragon-rears-its-head-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Experts up inflation predictions for the seventh consecutive time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/brazils-dragon-rears-its-head-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:04:21 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616041 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunfight in the favelas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/gunfight-the-favelas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police and drug traffickers exchanged fire during an operation in the northern part of Rio, shooting out the windows of a city building and hitting a news helicopter. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/gunfight-the-favelas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:14:11 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616042 at http://www.globalpost.com "I won't eat it unless it's Indianized" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/i-wont-eat-it-unless-its-indianized <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No dog hot dogs a hit in Delhi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/i-wont-eat-it-unless-its-indianized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Food & Drink India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:12:54 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616045 at http://www.globalpost.com On Bangladesh border, India shoots to kill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/bangladesh-border-india-shoots-kill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just done with a 2,000 km fence, India's border security force is still shooting would-be migrants </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Over the past 10 years Indian security forces have killed almost 1,000 people in the border area between India and Bangladesh, turning it into &quot;a south Asian killing fields,&quot; <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2011/jan/23/india-bangladesh-border-shoot-to-kill-policy">Brad Adam&#39;s writes in the Guardian</a>. So far, no one has been prosecuted for any of these killings, in spite of evidence in many cases that makes it clear the killings were in cold blood against unarmed and defenceless local residents, he adds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/bangladesh-border-india-shoots-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific World Religion Culture & Lifestyle India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:35:11 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616046 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to Brazil? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/obama-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper says U.S. president will travel to Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Without citing sources, the newspaper <a href="http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/865536-por-nova-relacao-obama-deve-visitar-brasil-em-marco.shtml">Folha de Sao Paulo says</a> Barack Obama will travel to Brazil in March. So far there&rsquo;s been no official announcement of the visit by either government and a date has yet to be confirmed. But Folha says the trip is a sign of warmer relations between the two countries under Brazil&rsquo;s new president, Dilma Rousseff. While former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva&rsquo;s friendliness toward Iran had angered the U.S., Lula&rsquo;s successor has been more critical, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/03/AR2010120303241.html">particularly of Iran&#39;s treatment of women</a>. And observers are taking this as one sign that Rousseff hopes for closer ties to the White House.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/obama-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Diplomacy Brazil BRIC Yard Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:42:19 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616048 at http://www.globalpost.com Droughts, too. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/droughts-too <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thirst plagues cities in Brazil’s south </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro remain mired in muck from Brazil&rsquo;s deadliest-ever floods&mdash;<a href="http://odia.terra.com.br/portal/rio/html/2011/1/numero_de_mortos_pelas_chuvas_no_rio_ja_passa_de_815_139815.html">817 dead and counting</a>&mdash;other parts of Brazil are in the grip of record droughts. In a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/brazil/110120/climate-change-floods-natural-disasters">piece about recent wild weather extremes</a>, we mentioned the serious dry spells going on in Brazil&rsquo;s north. Now ,13 cities in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul have joined in, <a href="http://g1.globo.com/brasil/noticia/2011/01/chega-13-o-numero-de-cidades-em-emergencia-por-seca-no-rs.html">declaring a state of drought emergency</a> affecting 340,000 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/droughts-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:42:57 +0000 Erik German 5616049 at http://www.globalpost.com Rodent’s revenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/rodent%E2%80%99s-revenge Testing override teaser<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/rodent%E2%80%99s-revenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Offbeat BRIC Yard Sat, 01 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616050 at http://www.globalpost.com Hearts, minds and a free appliance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/hearts-minds-and-free-appliance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Favela peacekeeping soldiers suspended after allegations of theft </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> After police took over two notorious Rio slums over Thanksgiving, there were widespread accusations that cops robbed residents&#39; homes. Yesterday, the Army unit tasked with keeping peace in those communities has made a stern public statement that it won&rsquo;t tolerate similar antics from its own troops.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/hearts-minds-and-free-appliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRIC Yard Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:52:47 +0000 Erik German 5616051 at http://www.globalpost.com