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The Brazilian government officially recognized the Awa reserve – some 455 square miles in Maranhao, the country's poorest state – in 2005, but incursions by outsiders continue, including people with guns.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.