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Luis inácio Lula Da Silva

World Food Prize Winners Lauded For Fight Against Hunger

AP | By MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number ...

The BRIC Bossa Nova

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

The name of the game is evolution -- not revolution. The BRICs are on their way to becoming the de facto, global, rival superpower to the US. By playing bossa nova, not heavy metal.

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.

Lula Shouldn't Buckle to U.S. Pressure on Iran

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It was predictable that Lula would take heat for standing up to the U.S.; once Washington begins a campaign against a demonized government, a majority of the international press jumps on the bandwagon.

Brazil: Futebol Before Politics

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil has won the world's most prestigious sports event five times. But the individualism promoted by globalist sports marketing with its high salaries and endorsement deals is starting to erode national culture.

Da Silva, Brazilian President, Visits Yasser Arafat's Grave

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Brazil's president placed a wreath on the tomb of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday and sharply criti...

Israel Boycotts Brazil: Lieberman Admits Avoiding Da Silva's Speechs

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that he boycotted meetings with the visiting Brazilian president, claiming he refused to...

Brazil Rejects Iran Sanctions, Will Not "Bow Down" To US Despite Clinton Visit

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil rebuffed a U.S. appeal for new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, vowing during a visit from U.S. Secretary o...

Brazil: Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Suffers Spike In Blood Pressure

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from the hospital Thursday after suffering an attack of high blood...

Brazil's President Slams Rich Nations

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Likening the global financial crisis to a sinking ship, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lashed out once more Wedn...

Latin Leaders Joke About Bush Shoe-Throwing Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Latin American leaders meeting in Brazil this week couldn't resist poking fun at U.S. President George W. Bush over his recent shoe-throwing incident ...