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Brazil's Unpromising New Year

Paulo Sotero | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

A president fighting impeachment names a finance minister not trusted by markets as Brazilians, dismayed by the country's politics, prepare for more hardship in 2016.

Crisis in Brazil Leads to Gridlock with No End in Sight

Paulo Sotero | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

Less than a year after reelecting President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil finds itself gridlocked in a self-inflicted crisis of a complexity without precedent and no resolution in sight. With impeachment possibly looming, Rousseff's tenure in power is increasingly uncertain.

In Trouble at Home, Rousseff Travels to Washington

Paulo Sotero | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to the United States at the end of this month will be the fourth attempt in four years to transform a shallow dialogue marked by unfulfilled expectations, suspicion, and mutual frustrations, into the productive relationship both governments say they want to build.

Amid Division and Paralysis, an Isolated Rousseff Confronts Scandal and Her Own Troubled Legacy

Paulo Sotero | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

Millions of Brazilians will sing and dance in the streets in the pre-lent festival of Carnaval starting this weekend. This year, however, there is no way to escape the harsh realities of a government paralyzed by division, scandals, and an economy on the verge of recession.

Brazil Just Re-Elected Dilma Rousseff. Here Are 11 Facts The World Needs To Know

Brasil Post | Diego Iraheta | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

1) It is a divided country Dilma Rousseff of Brazil's Workers' Party was re-elected with 54.5 million votes. However, 51 million Brazilians spurne...

Five Reasons Why Brazil's One-time Frontrunner Marina Silva Tanked

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Despite leading in the polls, despite having the support of a much stronger party organization in 2014, despite running a much more disciplined and politically moderate campaign and despite the sympathy of Brazilians mourning Campos, Silva failed.

In Campos Tragedy, Marina Silva's Moment Arrives in Brazil

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Before Campos's death, the conventional wisdom was that the race would tighten, but that Rousseff and Neves would ultimately face off in a October 24 runoff. Silva's candidacy, however, would upend that conventional wisdom.

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn't About Thongs

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...

A Game Changer in Brazil's 2014 Presidential Elections

Paulo Sotero | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Paulo Sotero

Former senator Marina Silva's unexpected decision to join the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and position herself as running mate of governor Eduardo Campos of Pernambuco, president of the PSB, in next year's presidential race, has forced campaign strategists back to the drawing board.

Snowden Fallout: U.S. Wary of Brazilian Assertiveness in "Blue Amazon"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

U.S. espionage is hardly surprising in light of the high financial stakes: currently, Brazil seeks to exploit large offshore oil deposits which could utterly transform the country's economic fortunes.

Snowden Fallout: Contours of Washington's Divide and Rule Strategy in Brazil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

With so much internal division and ideological muddle within the Brazilian government, it is no wonder that the N.S.A. has been so successful in its espionage efforts.

Snowden Disclosures: What's Behind Hidden CIA Base in Brazil?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.25.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It's anyone's guess what the Brazilian military makes of such aggressive Pentagon maneuvering, but at long last the government seems to have woken up to the threat of electronic eavesdropping.

Snowden Aftermath: Compromised Brazil Unlikely to Challenge Obama

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It seems that the Snowden saga may exert a profound impact upon diplomatic relations at the global level. In yet another bombshell, Snowden disclosed sensitive NSA files relating to Brazil. Despite outrage, however, reaction within the Rousseff administration has been decidedly muted.

New Africa Scramble: China Has Economic Might but Lacks Brazil's "Soft Power" Edge

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazilian financial institutions are technically prohibited from financing corporations operating in unstable markets. As a result, Brazilian firms don't receive nearly as much support as their Chinese counterparts. So, who is succeeding in the battle for public relations?

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

Former President Of Brazil Implicated In Vote-Buying Scheme

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

BRASILIA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor will look into allegations that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was involved in a vot...

Former Brazilian President Center Of 'Cash For Votes' Investigation

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 02.18.2013 | Latino Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's attorney general said Wednesday he will look into allegations that popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silv...

In Latin America, Incumbents Strengthen Hold

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — After four election wins, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power, and suppor...

Choosing the Next President of the World Bank

Patrick Sharma | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Patrick Sharma

Robert Zoellick's recent announcement that he will step down as president of the World Bank in June has cast new light on an old problem: who should lead the Bank and how should he or she be chosen?

Lula Hospitalized

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's popular former president has been hospitalized. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is complaining of fatigue and loss of appetite as he ...

Fábio Barreto's Lula, Son of Brazil: The Politician as a Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

In an age when media reports are filled with despised dictators and deposed despots, Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is a breath of fresh air. He is that elusive, once-in-a-lifetime popular (in every sense of the word) politician.

Brazil's Former President Starts First Radiation Session

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

SAO PAULO — Doctors say former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has undergone his first session of radiation for throat cancer. Do...

Lula's Tumor Shrinks By 75% After Chemotherapy

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | World


Brazil's Silva Begins Chemotherapy

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — The tumor found in the throat of Brazil's popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was detected in an intermediate stage a...

As President Lech Walesa Said to President Lula Da Silva

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Observing our small bore politicians bickering while America risks fiscal and moral collapse from the vantage point of a ceremony in Gdansk, Poland --...