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Brazil Elections

Post-election Brazil: The Challenges of a 'Divided' Country

OpedSpace | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

To declare that the electorate is now "divided" implies that it was previously "united." This, to say the least, is a strange way of describing what has historically been one of the most unequal countries in the entire world.

All The President's Men (In Brazil)

OZY | Shannon Sims | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

BY SHANNON SIMS, OZY The victory speeches are over, Dilma Rousseff’s re-election secured. Now most Brazil observers have turned to other matters ...

Brazil Just Re-Elected Dilma Rousseff. Here Are 11 Facts The World Needs To Know

Brasil Post | Diego Iraheta | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

1) It is a divided country Dilma Rousseff of Brazil's Workers' Party was re-elected with 54.5 million votes. However, 51 million Brazilians spurne...

Economic Issues Could Be Decisive in Brazilian Presidential Election

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff now facing Aécio Neves in the second round of elections on October 26, much of the discussion is focusing on economic issues. These are often badly reported and widely misunderstood, so a review of some of the major issues is in order.

Wall Street, Washington, and Brazil

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

As the campaign hurdles toward October 26, here's to hoping either Dilma or Aécio will make good on their promise to answer the deafening calls for change.

Brazil's First Woman President Faces Runoff

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

By Brian Winter and Paulo Prada SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - An unexpectedly competitive runoff campaign for Brazil's presidency kic...

Marina's 'Post-Racial' Brazil

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Stating the obvious can have its merits, so I'll risk the inevitable criticism for stating the obvious: Two women, one white, one black, are the top contenders for the presidency of one of the world's largest democracies.

A Year Of Presidential Elections In Latin America

VOXXI | Gabrielle Meyer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

With seven out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, this year is monumental for shaping the course of Latin America...

WikiLeaks: Feudal Social Relations in the Brazilian Countryside

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In its PR efforts, Brazil seeks to project an image of political and economic stability. Head out into the rural hinterland, however, and it becomes clear that the country has a long way to go.

Clown Elected To Brazilian Congress Tested For Literacy

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Grumpy the clown won election in a laugher, getting more votes than any other candidate for Brazil's Congress. Now he has to prove t...

The Roots of Brazil's Success

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Sunday's strong presidential victory for Dilma Rousseff confirms Brazil's unique trajectory from military dictatorship in the 1970s to thriving democracy today.

U.S. vs. Brazil: Lula Brought Home the Bacon for the Base

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On Sunday in Brazil, the center-left is forecast to coast to victory, while on Tuesday in the U.S., the right is widely forecast to make big gains. What explains this divergence?

Part III: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazil faces incredible odds as it seeks to join the more affluent developed nations. Rousseff will promote greater infrastructure sorely needed given the lack of basic sanitation many areas of the country.

Part II: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The Tea Party shares vast philosophical disagreements with the Obama administration, while Brazil's major politicians seem far more utilitarian and focus on nuts and bolts problems during the debates.

Brazil's Elections Will Matter for the Rest of the World

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

There is no doubt that Lula has changed Brazil's foreign policy and has joined with other left-of-center Latin American leaders in bringing about historic changes in the region. Now, Brazil's election will resonate far beyond its borders.

What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

I arrived at Brazil's PR firm's fancy upstairs offices where a company rep provided me with a glossy green booklet showcasing Brazil's many economic accomplishments.

Brazil Should Lead on Access to Essential Medicines

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

In the set of developing countries, Brazil is relatively privileged. It can stand up to the U.S. and get away with it. Some poor country in Africa might not be able to do the same -- privilege creates responsibility.

'Grumpy The Clown' Elected To Congress In Brazil (VIDEO)

AP | By STAN LEHMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The clown who got more votes than any other candidate for Congress will have to convince authorities he can read and write if he wan...

Brazil Presidential Elections Headed To Runoff

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — A former Marxist guerrilla chosen by Brazil's beloved leader to succeed him will face a centrist rival in a presidential runoff afte...

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil Presidential Candidate, Poised For Victory (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff faced few challenges in her final televised debate Thursday, and early reports are predicting an easy ...

Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian Presidential Candidate, To Become World's Most Powerful Woman?

The Independent | Hugh O'Shaughnessy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The world's most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a West...

Brazilian Election: What Does South American Giant Want in Post-Lula Era?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazil is nearing the end of Lula's second term and must decide whether it wants to continue to pursue a more independent foreign policy which could ultimately risk Washington's ire.

Is José Serra Campaigning in Washington or in Brazil?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Does Serra really want Brazil to pick fights with all of its neighbors in order to place itself defiantly on the wrong side of history? And this just to become Washington's biggest right-wing ally?