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Luis inácio Lula Da Silva

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.

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 ...