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El Tiempo, June 18, 2015

"Victory and revenge," reads the front page of today's El Tiempo, after Colombia enjoyed a dramatic victory over Brazil at the Copa America Wednesday night. It was Brazil's first loss to Colombia since 1991, leaving the two teams tied at the top of Group C with three points, along with Venezuela, which will take on Peru Thursday.

Colombia defeated Brazil 1-0, following a strike at the 36-minute mark by Colombian central defender Jeison Murillo. Brazilian player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was given a red card after the final whistle over an altercation with Colombian Carlos Bacca, which is being hailed as the latest example of referees singling out the player.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: El Tiempo is the leading national Colombian daily with an average daily circulation of 1.14 million. It was founded in 1911.

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How Turkey Can Bring Its Brain Drain Back Home

Turkey heads to the polls next year as it faces its worst economic crisis in decades. Disillusioned by corruption, many young people have already left. However, Turkey's disaffected young expats are still very attached to their country, and could offer the best hope for a new future for the country.

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Leaving Istanbul?

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ISTANBUL — Turkey goes to the polls next June in crucial national elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is up against several serious challenges, as a dissatisfied electorate faces the worst economic crisis of his two-decade rule. The opposition is polling well, but the traditional media landscape is in the hands of the government and its supporters.

But against this backdrop, many, especially the young, are disillusioned with the country and its entire political system.

Young or old, people from every demographic, cultural group and class who worry about the future of Turkey are looking for something new. Relationships and dialogues between people from different political traditions and backgrounds are increasing. We all constantly feel the country's declining quality of life and worry about the prevalence of crime and lawlessness.

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