What Rio+20 has demonstrated is that we can no longer stand by and wait for world leaders to provide solutions to prevent us from reaching the tipping point, or point of no return.
Brazil's human rights conundrum is likely to continue with Dilma's recent approval of closer military, intelligence and security cooperation with Washington, ostensibly linked to the World Cup and the Rio Olympics.
The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.
The opera arias lent an upbeat note to the UN secretary-general's otherwise glum day: the UN secretary-general has Syria on his mind. In an exclusive interview, he met Metro to talk about Syria, energy and the future of humankind.
The futebol drama unfolds as president Dilma and her close advisers seek to balance the nation's civic religion and number one source of nationalistic pride with more serious matters of state
Although patchwork agreements with police unions have bought a temporary and and uneasy peace in Bahia and Rio, law and order is now the key issue Brazil's 2014 presidential race.
Under pressure from key sponsors and the powerful Sao Paulo business lobby that is close to FIFA, the Dilma government responded to Blatter's bullying by agreeing to cover cost overruns on stadium construction.
Tacit approval for "Operation Voucher" indicates a healthy level of support for the actions government is finally taking to define what the free wheeling NGOs and faith-based groups can and can't do inside Brazil.
The geopolitical competition for Peru has fallen somewhat under the radar, but a close reading of WikiLeaks cables lays bare Washington's secret agenda.
With Brazilians recovering from carnival hangovers the sports world is feeling the lingering effects of a game fixing case local media are calling the Whistle Mafia.
The past ten years in Latin America have seen a historic shift to the left in government power and the streets. The US needs to learn from these examples if we are to break out of our stagnant political culture.
The strict, serious and even unfriendly look that took Rousseff decades to build had to go down in less than a year as she ran for president.
Brazil has joined China, France and Germany in the call for a coordinated global effort to replace the foundering dollar as the major world reserve currency.
Sunday's strong presidential victory for Dilma Rousseff confirms Brazil's unique trajectory from military dictatorship in the 1970s to thriving democracy today.
Brazil's economy has been outperforming the United States and all the Euro zone nations, which is why it is attracting investment from so many globalist companies and speculators.