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Brazil's Political Crisis and the Dilma Factor

Ricardo Sennes | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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.

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.

North Korean Leader Misses Important Anniversary Event

Posted 10.10.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wasn't on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the...

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 Cup Blues: Brazilians Are in a Funk

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

A few years ago, a substantial majority of Brazilians supported holding the World Cup in their country. By last May, the share had declined to half - astoundingly low for some of the world's most enthusiastic soccer fans - with small but strident protests persisting across the country. The President's opponents want the protests to disrupt the games, damaging Brazil's international image; some are even hoping for Brazil's team to lose.

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.

Kim Jong Un Declared 'Supreme Leader' Of North Korea

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is entering a new era of leadership by "solemnly and confidently" declaring that ri...

North Korea TV Shows Kim Jong Il Lying In State

AP | By RAFAEL WOBER | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a glass coffin Tuesday as weeping mourners filled publ...

North Korean Workers' Party 65th Anniversary Celebration (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu traveled to North Korea for the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, his resulting photographs...

What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

I arrived at Brazil's PR firm's fancy upstairs offices where a company rep provided me with a glossy green booklet showcasing Brazil's many economic accomplishments.

Brazil's Greens Turn Right in Presidential Vote

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With Brazil deciding whether to provide women with the financial assistance and educational opportunities necessary to help them grow beyond their traditional role, it's trick or treat on October 31.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil Presidential Candidate, Poised For Victory (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff faced few challenges in her final televised debate Thursday, and early reports are predicting an easy ...

Kim Jong Il May Promote Son At North Korea Convention

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's ruling communist party has finally set a date for its biggest convention in decades, an apparent indication t...