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Brazil's Ex-President Lula To Stand Trial For Obstruction Of Justice

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) - Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual S...

South America's Leftist Implosion: Let the Debate Begin

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.

The Brazilian Coup and Washington's "Rollback" in Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

There is a lot at stake here for the major U.S. foreign policy institutions, which include the 17 intelligence agencies, State Department, Pentagon, White House National Security Council, and foreign policy committees of the Senate and House.

The Bright Side of Brazil's Petrobras Scandal

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Robert Souza The grandeur of Brazil is captivating: jewel-blue waves constantly cascade onto the golden sand of sunlit beaches, açaí palm trees...

The Other Corruption: On Missed Opportunities In Brazil

Cristovam Buarque | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Cristovam Buarque

The danger is that the post-Lula/Dilma government won't implement the reforms that are necessary. Judges may be able send politicians to jail and clean the political scene for a while, but they don't bring down the "golden curtain" that divides Brazil.

Attempted Coup in Brazil Seeks to Reverse Election Results

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

If you are following the news of political turmoil in Brazil, it may be difficult to get a grasp of what is really going on. This often happens when there is an attempted coup in the Western Hemisphere, and especially when the U.S. government has an interest in the outcome.

Brazil Has Had A Crazy Month In Politics. Here's What's Going On.

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.31.2016 | World

On Sunday, March 13, approximately 3 million Brazilians hit the streets to protest against President Dilma Rousseff as accusations of corruption built...

Thousands Protest In Brazil Over Former President's New Job

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.17.2016 | World

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff on Thursday amid a deepening p...

Brazil's Embattled Former President Likely To Become Cabinet Minister

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.15.2016 | World

BRASILIA, March 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has decided to accept a position in President Dilma Rousseff's Cabi...

The Streets Said Their Piece: The Brazilian People Want Rousseff To Resign

Diego Iraheta | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Diego Iraheta

This huge turnout, not only in the big cities but also in the countryside, in the North and Northeast, denotes the general climate of popular discontent.

What Happened To Lula, The Most Honest Soul In Brazil?

Diego Iraheta | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Diego Iraheta

If Lula fails to answer the questions circling him now, it will be extremely difficult for Brazil to believe that, as the former president had previously claimed, there is "not a more honest living soul in the country."

Brazil's Ex-President Detained In Graft Probe

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, March 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's federal police detained former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for questioning on Friday in an in...

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 06.23.2016 | 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 spurned...

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.