The history of the beautiful game in Latin America can be quite ugly:
divisions within countries and bitter rivalries between them played out
on the pitch. Political turmoil came to be reflected in the game;
violence was common. But football also imbued the region with a sense of
pride and self-belief. The success of Latin America’s players stands in
contrast to the failures of its political leaders. Their fluid style of
play is known round the world, giving the region a positive identity.
If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts
Sunday, 29 May 2016 21:05
When the crisis in Ukraine first escalated in February, many German experts on Russia were caught off guard. Almost none of them had foreseen that the revolution in Kiev would be followed by the events in Crimea. Not least because many journalists and scientists had misjudged Vladimir Putin.
The Obama administration has drawn up plans to escalate sanctions against Russia by targeting its financial, energy and defense industries, but faces resistance from European allies hoping to avoid a broader economic clash with Moscow that would hurt their own businesses.