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Brazil’s opposition: Own goals | The Economist

Consolation for a weakened president UNTIL a couple of months ago polls suggested that Dilma Rousseff was one of the democratic world’s most popular leaders and was sailing towards a second term in a presidential election due next October. Then Brazil was suddenly engulfed by protests. They have died away—but …

The Met to Return Statues to Cambodia – NYTimes.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return to Cambodia two 10th-century Khmer statues that Cambodian officials had declared were looted from a jungle redoubt and given to the Met in stages more than 20 years ago. On Friday the museum confirmed accounts from Cambodian officials that it intended …