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Five Things Neves Must Do to Win the Brazilian Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Fresh off a surprising victory in the first round of Brazil's presidential election, Aécio Neves suddenly seems like a man with a real chance at leading the first center-right administration in 12 years.

For More Internet, and More Democracy, Forget NetMundial and ICANN

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

As the Netmundial conference on the future of Internet governance starts, rather than asking "What can we expect from it?", we might ask instead whether this future might be more promisingly reformed by political, technical and architectural innovations than by a preach to a so-called multistakeholder choir convened in Sao Paulo.

Obama's Mixed But Improved (For Now) Week on Iran and Syria

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Obama getting them right? Well, it looks like pretzel logic at times, and I can't imagine that what we are seeing is the unfolding of an overall scenario, but he may be on his way to extricating himself from impasses on Syria and Iran.

After the Syria Red Alert: Big Doings in the Pacific Pivot, but Brazil Strategy Flops

William Bradley | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Just like that, a big crisis passes into the rear view mirror. But its impact continues, perhaps even more elsewhere.

Indigenous Demand Meeting with Brazilian President Over Dams

Nina Wegner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Nina Wegner

Armed with bows, arrows, and heavy wooden clubs, roughly a dozen indigenous men of the Munduruku tribe take shifts guarding the entrance to the construction site of the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte.

The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

Three thousand kilometres north of the Rio +20 summit, and unbeknownst to most of its participants, the Brazilian government is carrying out an objectionable project: a series of dams in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

U.S. Car Companies on Cruise Control While the Amazon Burns

James Turner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
James Turner

In the heart of the Amazon, a scandal is unfolding which threatens the reputation of both the Brazilian president and some of the biggest car companies in the world.

Brazil's Cry for Argentina Makes 'Social Equality' an Issue for Obama and Romney

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's financial markets and domestic policies may feel some unexpected turbulence being dragged into the slipstream of President Obama's presidential election campaign.

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.

PHOTOS: Forbes' 10 Most Powerful Female World Figures

Posted 10.24.2011 | World

Forbes' list of the world's 100 most powerful women may be the only one of its kind to include both political figures such as presidents, first ladies...

Women Gain Power In Brazil's Planalto Palace

Al Jazeera English | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

By appointing women to two key ministries this month, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has nearly met her goal of having a cabinet comprising at lea...

Obama's Latin America Trip: Unlocking Hemispheric Partnerships

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Segal

This trip has the potential to show our neighbors that we can build a partnership based on mutual respect that will endure because it is in the best interest of all parties.

WikiLeaks: Lula's Dislike of Pesky Leftist Diplomats

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Might Rousseff, herself a Lula protégé from the Workers' Party, extend political asylum to the besieged founder of WikiLeaks?

Drug War Trumps Free Trade in Colombia

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Renewal of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act is critical if the Obama administration is to maintain its strategic alliance with the world's largest grower of coca leaves.

Women Leadership: Voters Launch A Power Surge Of Women

The Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Over the past decade, almost every region of the world has seen exponentially more political seats -- legislative and executive -- go to women. Icelan...

Brazilian Troops, and MINUSTAH, Should Leave Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

President-elect Dilma Rousseff's statement earlier this month that she would have Brazil oppose human rights violations in Iran was greeted with some ...

Outgoing Brazilian President Weeps During Farewell Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Known for his rags-to-riches background, President Luiz inacio Lula da Silva gave his final presidential speech Tuesday appropriately in the impoveris...

Political Novelas, Rock Star Miners and Record Growth: A Latin American Year in Review

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

In the super competitive digital coupon space, Brazil's Peixe Urbano and Mexico's BuzzUrbano give North American leader Groupon a run for their money. In the underlying psychology behind digital consumption, Latinos have the cultural edge.

Message to South American Left Bloc: Don't Trust Brazil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Reading the WikiLeaks cables, it is clear that Brazilian officials are exceedingly fixated on their image. They also want to demonstrate that their country stands for political stability.

Wikileaks: In Effort to Weaken Left Tide, U.S. Exploiting Internal Political Division in Brazil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Wikileaks disclosures illuminate how the U.S. does business in Brazil: by cultivating high level contacts in the Brazilian defense establishment in an effort to counterbalance more hostile anti-U.S. diplomats in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The People vs. the Dam

Vicky Shorr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vicky Shorr

In Brazil, progressive leaders of the Amazon are filing lawsuits against newly elected Dilma Roussef, in an attempt to stop the building of a dam on the Xingu River that would put an end to their lives as they know them.

Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Relatively defenseless in the face of global warming, developing countries are looking for a champion. Who will speak up for them in Mexico?

Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

Brazilian Law Student Faces Jail For 'Racist' Twitter Outburst

The Telegraph | Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mayara Petruso used the social networking websites to blame people in the poverty-stricken north-east of Brazil for the victory of Dilma Rousseff, of...

The New Mami-ism: A Victory for Women in Brazil

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

Like so many of her fellow female politicians in the region, Dilma Roussef won the Brazilian election not by sheer force of the Mom card, but simply because she had the chops to play it smart.