Rather than serve as Iran's enabler or seek the lowest common diplomatic denominator, like China, Brazil should vault itself into a position of leadership by helping close the loophole in the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty.
In theory, I meet all the existing requirements to temporarily leave Cuba, but I am still emitting critical opinions and this turns me into a special kind of criminal. I have been denied permission to travel six times in two years.
All the pundits in Washington can hold their breath until they turn blue, but Brazil and Turkey have gotten too big and too independent, especially given Washington's waning power, for the U.S. to push around.
South of the Borderseeks to shine light on the media's amazing misrepresentations of South America, the damage done by the IMF, and the common goals of South American independence and regional integration.
The two front-runners in the race to succeed Brazilian President da Silva, one of the world's most popular leaders, resigned from their current political posts yesterday, kicking off what is bound to be a competitive election.
Is Hugo Chávez really the anti-American pariah we've read about for years? Is he really all that different from the other democratic, left-of-center leaders who now govern most of the region? I don't believe so.
In a recent Op-Ed, Friedman claims that Iran refuses to put its (low-enriched) uranium stockpile under IAEA inspection, but this assertion is verifiably false -- and the New York Times should publish a correction.
It was predictable that Lula would take heat for standing up to the U.S.; once Washington begins a campaign against a demonized government, a majority of the international press jumps on the bandwagon.
Brazil and Turkey's efforts to find a solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, which generated a negotiated agreement with Iran last week, must be seen in the context of a growing challenge to the international political order.
If you get your information from major U.S. media, here's what you missed about the latest nuclear agreement: Brazil and Turkey understood that they had the backing of the Obama administration beforehand.