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Celso Amorim

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

WikiLeaks: Lula's Dislike of Pesky Leftist Diplomats

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Might Rousseff, herself a Lula protégé from the Workers' Party, extend political asylum to the besieged founder of WikiLeaks?

Wikileaks Cables Portray a Different Side of Brazil's Lula da Silva

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The leaked U.S. cables, which chronicle Lula's eight years in power, show a leader all too willing to placate Washington and double-cross fellow leftists throughout the region.

Message to South American Left Bloc: Don't Trust Brazil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Reading the WikiLeaks cables, it is clear that Brazilian officials are exceedingly fixated on their image. They also want to demonstrate that their country stands for political stability.

Medieval Morality in Abu Dhabi: Brazilian Teenager Gets Six Months In Prison for Having Sex

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

The sentencing of a 14-year-old girl to half a year in prison for having had sex is beyond the pale in 2010. President Lula should contact the UAE and bring the Brazilian teenager home immediately.

From Narcocracy to Democracy... Can a Marshall Plan Contain Haiti's Global Drug Trade?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.

US - Brazil Relations Desafinado

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.

Drug Wars: Brazil's Amazon The New Rio Grande

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The last thing president Lula and Brazilian democracy need is the United States on its northern border using the drug war to interfere in internal politics like it has done in the past with Mexico.