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Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.

Dilma Is Likely to Be Reelected, So Why Are Brazilians Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.

World Leaders Fight Cancer

Posted 04.23.2012 | World

As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announces that he is returning to Cuba for cancer treatment, HuffPost World takes a look at other world leaders wh...

Lula's Tumor Shrinks By 75% After Chemotherapy

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | World


Cuba's Economic Reforms Herald New Resolve by Castro; Time for US to Reform Relationship

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The US can make some important contributions by acknowledging that Cuba's reforms are real and by ensuring Cubans are getting the cash and credit they need to make use of the newfound freedom to start small businesses.

Brazil's Lula Home After Chemotherapy

AP | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazil's former president has left a hospital after receiving his first chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer. Doctors say forme...

Hugo Chavez Sends Message Of Solidarity To Silva Following Cancer Diagnosis

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent a message of solidarity to former Brazilan leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Chavez s...

Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is clear that any information which sheds light on U.S. "diplomacy" is more than useful. It has the potential to help save millions of human lives.

When Adultery Means Death

Shirin Ebadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Ebadi

Stoning is an abhorrent punishment, meted out inconsistently and secretively. Will Brazil's Lula shame Iran into ending it?

Brazil: 'Gringos' Must Pay To Stop Amazon Razing

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MANAUS, Brazil — Brazil's president said that "gringos" should pay Amazon nations to prevent deforestation, insisting rich Western nations have ...

Obama: Lula Is 'Most Popular Politician On Earth'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — President Barack Obama _ wildly popular the world over _ says he isn't the globe's most admired politician. He says that title belongs ...