Many Venezuelans won’t be able to celebrate Christmas this year. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

In Venezuela, Christmas is a luxury few can afford

Empty toy stores, bakeries without bread and families who can't travel to be together. This is the year that the government Grinch stole Christmas.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Brazil is breaking with its south-south focus. What it means for BRICS

Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.

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