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Brazil's Crisis Reflects Demise of Representative Democracy Across the West

Fernando Henrique Cardoso | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Fernando Henrique Cardoso

SAO PAULO -- On August 31st, President Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the Brazilian Senate. After five long days of debate 61 senators out of 81, far more than the two thirds majority required to remove a president, condemned her for fiscal and budgetary crimes.

Brazil's Biggest Party Leaves Rousseff Isolated After Quitting Coalition

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

BRASILIA, March 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's largest party announced on Tuesday it was leaving President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition and pulling i...

Why the Great Malaise of the World Economy Continues in 2016

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

The only cure for the world's malaise is an increase in aggregate demand. Far-reaching redistribution of income would help, as would deep reform of our financial system -- not just to prevent it from imposing harm on the rest of us, but also to get banks and other financial institutions to do what they are supposed to do: match long-term savings to long-term investment needs.

Amid Crisis, Rousseff Seeks Closer Ties With U.S.

Paulo Sotero | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

A weakened President Dilma Rousseff sees improving relations with the United States as part of the solution to Brazil's and her own mounting challenges.

The Curious Case of Brazil's Closed Economy

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's is an unusually closed economy as measured by trade penetration, with exports plus imports equal to just 27.6 percent of GDP in 2013. Brazil's large size is often used to explain its relative lack of openness. But this argument does not stand up to scrutiny.

Soccer Santa Plays Scrooge In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 02.20.2015 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Inflation, poor attendance, lackluster play and massive debts are causing Brazil's football clubs to count their pennies this Christmas.

Why Dilma Rousseff May Win Brazil's Presidential Election

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Brazilian economy officially went into recession this year -- something that would spell the end for many incumbent presidents. Yet Dilma has bounced back from every blow and now looks poised to place first in both the first and second rounds of the election. How does this happen?

Brazil, The Land Of Missed Opportunities

Global Post | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

HOUSTON, Texas — Brazil, a festive land of vast resources and seemingly great prospects, has had a lousy year. Many hope Monday’s sale of its vast...


Eduardo Paes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eduardo Paes

The digital revolution is allowing democracy to recall its foundations and evolution is modernizing and reinforcing our fundamental values. And we are only at the beginning of that journey.

Man Loses $33 Billion In Just 16 Months

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

You think losing a $10 bill is bad? Trying losing $33 billion, and with it your ranking among the world's richest men. That’s what’s happened ...

A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC

Pepe Escobar | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Pepe Escobar

So this twenty-first century world of ours is shaping up right now largely as a confrontation between the U.S./NATO and the BRICS, warts and all on every side.

America's Missed Opportunities in Latin America

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Latin America presents enormous opportunities for the U.S. in terms of economic and political cooperation, but we continue to squander these opportunities as we squabble among ourselves over issues like immigration and drug policies.

Reducing Income Inequality Is the Key to Economic Growth -- Time to Pass the Buffett Rule

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Robert Creamer

We must mobilize Americans to reject economic inequality -- to vote for a society where we all stand together, where we have each other's backs -- and where we return the goal of reducing inequality to center stage where it belongs.

The Emerging Brazilian Economic Convergence

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

With annual per capita income growth rate three times faster than the United States over the last decade, foreign investment up 26% in the past five years and promising expansionary projects entering construction stages, prospects are bullish for Brazil.

Brazil's Emerging Middle Class Choose Unusual Paths To Success | Julia Michaels | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

A paper cap corralling her long, curly hair and a white paper mask muffling the lilt of her salon gossip, Meire adjusts a neon ring of light and peers...

The Americas Reunited

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Al Sharpton

Brazil imports more goods and services from the U.S. than any other nation. As demand continues to rise in Brazil, so does the opportunity for Americans to return to doing what we do best: creating and building vital goods and services.

Outgoing Brazilian President Weeps During Farewell Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Known for his rags-to-riches background, President Luiz inacio Lula da Silva gave his final presidential speech Tuesday appropriately in the impoveris...

It Might Be Time to Rebrand It the South American Dream

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

In many ways Brazil has become like a photo negative of America. Brazilians are increasingly living the American Dream of upward mobility, while nearly two-thirds of Americans no longer believe their children will live better lives than they did.

The Brazil Stimulus: Tapping into the Giant to the South for Inspiration and Growth

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Roberto Ramos

Brazil has long been derided as the country of a future that has yet to arrive. At various points throughout history, Brazil has seemingly been on the...