Tag Archive | Rio de Janeiro

Partner of Guardian Journalist Detained in UK for Nine Hours

Partner of Guardian Journalist Detained in UK for Nine Hours

The partner of American journalist Glenn Greenwald, who interviewed whistle-blower Edward Snowden for The Guardian, was detained in the United Kingdom for nine hours without a solicitor/attorney under the UK’s Terrorism Act of 2007. David Miranda, a Brazilian national, was travelling home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin via London’s Heathrow Airport when he was […]

Pope Welcomed To Brazil With Protests

While Pope Francis visits Brazil, gay and lesbian people are staging kiss-ins in protest of the Vatican’s anti-gay views, despite recent gay scandals taking place at the Holy See. Beijacos, or kiss-ins, have also been planned by LGBT activists ahead of the Pope’s scheduled speech this Thursday on Copacabana Beach. The LGBT community are not the […]