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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.

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?

Rick Scott Smacked Down By Judge

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

MIAMI, June 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Miami has temporarily blocked Florida from enforcing a state law set to go into effect on July 1 ...

Silver Spoon Socialists Flex Muscles In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.

Cut Cuba-Syria Ties to Receive Public Funds

Mauricio Claver-Carone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Mauricio Claver-Carone

HB 959 is not a "trade bill," it's a procurement bill, legislation that defines who we Floridians want to profit from building our highways, bridges, structures and public-service contracts.

And the Winner Is.....

Anthony DePalma | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Anthony DePalma

Brazil wants to be wanted in the region, and during this trip the president made certain that the Cubans understood that Brazil is willing to help them experiment delicately with capitalism. That, she said, will be Brazil's big contribution to Cuba.

WikiLeaks: U.S. and Brazil Vie for Power in Peru

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The geopolitical competition for Peru has fallen somewhat under the radar, but a close reading of WikiLeaks cables lays bare Washington's secret agenda.