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October Surprises Bring Drama to Brazil's Presidential Race

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

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.

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.

Brazil's Greens Turn Right in Presidential Vote

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With Brazil deciding whether to provide women with the financial assistance and educational opportunities necessary to help them grow beyond their traditional role, it's trick or treat on October 31.

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...

Obama's Campaign Guru Bombs in Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Social Democrats hoped that Singh's use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube would be a difference makers in Brazil. It wasn't.

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.

Affirmative Action Divides Brazil as Election Nears

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

It's a reminder of how efforts to globalize the United States model of social organization by race can cause the fragmentation of national identity in a regional power like Brazil.

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?

The Fracas in Caracas

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Feeling a clear and present danger from Team Obama's new bases designed to contain the FARC, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening retaliation and cutting off oil exports to his top customer, the U.S.

The Race Begins

Christopher DeSa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher DeSa

The two front-runners in the race to succeed Brazilian President da Silva, one of the world's most popular leaders, resigned from their current political posts yesterday, kicking off what is bound to be a competitive election.

Countdown to Carnaval... Madonna Does the Supersize Samba

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Tall and tan and young and lovely is getting harder to find because Brazil is adopting American-style bad eating habits that are driving teletubby statistics off the charts.