As the unrest in Brazil has intensified, readers of The New York Times have attempted to explain the protests to a curious American audience in comments posted on this site in both English and Portuguese.
Protests in Brazil against the high cost of living and lavish spending on soccer stadiums ahead of next year's World Cup have intensified as images of police brutality against peaceful protesters spread on social networks.
In the last hours of Iran's brief presidential election campaign, the name of the detained opposition leader who claimed to have won the last contest, Mir Hussein Moussavi, was once again chanted at public rallies.
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