As Mexico enters the first leg of a home-and-home series against New Zealand for a spot at the 2014 World Cup, some Mexican fans are rooting against the home team.
Some fans of Mexico's 'El Tri' soccer team think losing to Panama and possibly missing the World Cup could be good for the team – and the country.
But the plan to identify and bar gay foreigners is a serious concern in Gulf countries, where homosexuality is punishable by prison time, or even death.
Angered over allegations of US spying in Brazil, President Rousseff canceled her state visit this week. Her government also launched a 'big brother' style domestic surveillance program.