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Ending corruption will help deliver on our development promises: the Sustainable Development Goals one year on

José Ugaz | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
José Ugaz

Millions of people around the world could be lifted out of their daily hardship and misery if the money lost to corruption was invested in sustainable...

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...

What Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Americans About Hillary Clinton

Colt Jensen | Posted 04.25.2016 | College
Colt Jensen

With Hillary Clinton's recent victory in New York, her path to becoming the first female nominee for the Democratic party has become much more clear, but her victory in New York wasn't the only vote that garnered major headlines in the last week.

Brazil's Congress Set To Vote On President Rouseff's Impeachment

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.17.2016 | World

BRASILIA, April 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress will decide on Sunday whether to recommend impeaching President Dilma Rousseff on char...

What Brazil's Massive Corruption Scandal Could Mean For The Country

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with political scientist Maurici...

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.

Eduardo Cunha: Time to Resign

Diego Iraheta | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Diego Iraheta

It is an untenable situation, an insult to the institutions -- Federal Police, MPF, House of Representatives -- and one that jeopardizes the fight against corruption. Resign, Cunha.

Brazil Without Dilma: Politicians Analyze The Impeachment Scenario

HuffPost Brazil | Grasielle Castro | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Brazil is currently undergoing a deep economic and political crisis. The country has slipped into a recession, and unemployment, inflation and interes...

What Happened to Brazil?

John Feffer | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
John Feffer

Brazil was heading into the semifinals of world development as an odds-on favorite. How did the country go from world-class performer to global embarrassment in what seems like the blink of an eye?

Crisis in Brazil Leads to Gridlock with No End in Sight

Paulo Sotero | Posted 09.08.2016 | 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.

How Crowdsourcing Anti-Corruption Policy Might Ease Brazil's Legitimacy Crisis

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

If there is no sufficient effort to tackle this growing legitimacy crisis through crowdsourcing or other strategies, the future is likely to be very bleak. The gap between the government and citizens will continue to widen, leading to these possible futures in Brazil.

Former Exchange Student to Brazil: Government Should not Sacrifice Education and Research in Austerity Push

Travis Knoll | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Travis Knoll

The Brazilian legislature has found the money to triple allocations toward their political campaigns. Surely these same caretakers of the Brazilian republic can find the money to keep Brazilian higher education on the path of scientific innovation, international competitiveness, and social advancement.

Brazil's Political Crisis and the Dilma Factor

Ricardo Sennes | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Ricardo Sennes

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is struggling with a loss of popularity and an inability to pass reforms that are critical to addressing the enormous economic challenges facing Brazil.

Petrobras Scandal Goes Far Deeper Than Previously Thought

James Burgess | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
James Burgess

The ongoing and seemingly widening scandal plaguing Petrobras is beginning to cause fissures in Brazil's political system. New evidence suggests that the ruling political party may have been much more involved than once thought.

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

Petrobras's Billion-Dollar Scandal: Behind The Chaos In Brazil's Biggest Company

Brasil Post | Diego Iraheta | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

The chief executive of Brazil's biggest company, Petrobras, as well as five members of the state-run oil giant's board of directors were forced to res...

Prospering in Finance Without Cheating

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Julie Fox Gorte

The good news is that anyone with a web browser can gather this information. The tricky part is knowing which ones will turn into disasters, and distinguishing them from the false positives. Not every company with problems winds up having disasters.

HuffPost's International Editors Select The Biggest News Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale & Talia Lavin | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

From the Ebola crisis, to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the brutal beheadings in Syria by members of the Islamic State, 2014 was a remarkable ...

Corporate Wrinkles in Snowden Saga May Prompt Brazil to Become More Vigilant

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

At long last, Edward Snowden seems to have sparked a vital public debate about the U.S. national security state and its activities in South America. It may not be so easy, however, to disentangle the thorny web of corporate influence.

Welcome to Remote U.S.-U.K. Spy Island

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Just what kind of intelligence are the British and Americans trying to intercept through their base on Ascension? In light of recent revelations, it seems highly likely that both are interested in oil espionage in the South Atlantic.

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.

N.S.A. Spying on Petrobras Forms Part of Wider U.S. Oil Espionage

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

If he fails to rein in the N.S.A., Obama may go down in history not as an agent of change but as someone who torpedoed U.S.-Latin America relations in a cynical effort to outflank suspicious leftist governments in Venezuela and Brazil.

Petrobras Strikes Oil in Western Brazil -- Bye Bye Amazon?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

The Amazon is a unique biosystem, whose global impact is only beginning to be understood -- would it be worth opening these up for a paltry 5,300 bpd?

October Surprises Bring Drama to Brazil's Presidential Race

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's economy has been outperforming the United States and all the Euro zone nations, which is why it is attracting investment from so many globalist companies and speculators.

Effects of a Brazilian Oil Spill 10 Years On

Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Elizondo

In 2000 at the time of the Guanabara spill people estimated it would take 10 years for the ecosystem to recover. I was recently led into a large patch of mangrove that was hardest hit by the oil and there is no recovery after all these years.