Just as Sibir robots are about to capture Khost, a squad of trollish Brazilian XCOMs lands in the city and takes it from Vietnam.
Surprisingly, Senggezangbo (say that ten times again, Dawkinzz, this time make it into a song) has not fallen and its airfield remains fully operational. But further north, Lhasa is being bombarded and surrounded.
The tibetans will not welcome Brazilians as liberators. To them, the green men are just the pawns of a yet another bloodthirsty autocrat. But perhaps the tibetans will be allowed to have a democratic puppet state for a while? So what, they think, because Pedro will ultimately annex them to his Global Empire anyways. Apathy reigns in Lhasa.