By David Bloomgarden and Georg Neumann David Bloomgarden is acting chief of the Multilateral In...
The day after the impeachment vote in the lower house of Brazil's congress, one of the leaders of the effort, Senator Aloysio Nunes, traveled to Washington, D.C. He had scheduled meetings with a number of U.S. officials, including Thomas Shannon at the State Department.
Dilma Roussef, until proven otherwise, has not committed any crime save that she is the political protégée of Lula and that she belongs to the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party), which promised to bring morals into politics and ended up being accused of the systemic corruption which practically envelops the almost thirty political parties in the country.
I just was sitting up on the roof gazing around at the beautiful sights and taking in the incredible variation of different sounds. Not a moment of qu...
This failure to secure a minimum support base, together with the voting results, indicate a death sentence for Dilma's government.
It wasn't long ago that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa raged out of control, reached U.S. cities, and prompted the United Nations Security Council ...
Not even the most fervent critic of the Worker's Party can deny: The vice president has transformed the impeachment process into an election.
In a true battle of narratives, government supporters and social movements argue that the impeachment represents an unlawful coup against a democratically elected president.
The impeachment campaign -- which the government has correctly labelled a coup -- is an effort by Brazil's traditional elite to obtain by other means what they have not been able to win at the ballot box for the past 12 years.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.
Known to her community as Dona Dijé, at 68 years old, Afro-Brazilian Maria de Jesus Bringelo is one of the most important national leaders of the women babassu nut breakers movement in Brazil.
Brazil is a lovely South American country that I had always wanted to visit. Traveling there with my family was as delightful as I thought it would be, spending our time in Rio, enjoying the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and taking in all of the sights.
In the absence of public policies that help to monitor the degree of neglect to which the LGBT population is subject, independent initiatives are becoming increasingly more necessary and urgent.
The impact on the water energy nexus is immediate; just one example is low water levels in West Bengal forcing the National Thermal Power Corporation's Farraka coal-fired plant to be shut down, causing severe outages.
If you are following the news of political turmoil in Brazil, it may be difficult to get a grasp of what is really going on. This often happens when there is an attempted coup in the Western Hemisphere, and especially when the U.S. government has an interest in the outcome.