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What the World Cup Can Teach Progressives About Corruption

Walden Bello | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Walden Bello

Apart from passionate support for their national sports teams, hatred of government corruption and "crony capitalism" is one of the few issues that unite all social groups in developing countries.

Philippines' Post-Haiyan Revolution: What Lessons Can Aquino Learn From Lula?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Benigno Aquino, who is suffering from declining popularity due to his perceived ineptitude during the Haiyan crisis, is already facing impeachment charges -- and opposition forces are exploiting this opening to extinguish his political capital.

Aquino's Moment of Truth: The Philippines at the Crossroads

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The question now is whether Aquino -- although hailing from a privileged background, with little ideological bent, but similarly enjoying a great measure of popular support -- will go down in history as Philippines' version of Lula or Erdogan.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 7: Leandro Drives Us Around Rio

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Leandro Weissmann pulled into the driveway of the Royal Tulip hotel one minute after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, and instantly apologized in a deep, gravelly voice for arriving late.

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.

Hugo Chávez and the Middle East: Which Side Was He On?

Danny Postel | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Danny Postel

I admire a great deal of what Chávez and his Bolivarian Revolution accomplished in Venezuela. It's precisely because of these positive accomplishments that Chávez's record on the Middle East and North Africa is so disconcerting.

Brazil Amps Up Human Rights as Spike Joints in to Chill Favela Fever

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's human rights conundrum is likely to continue with Dilma's recent approval of closer military, intelligence and security cooperation with Washington, ostensibly linked to the World Cup and the Rio Olympics.

Corruption Could Boot Brazil Football Czar Off Golden Throne

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The futebol drama unfolds as president Dilma and her close advisers seek to balance the nation's civic religion and number one source of nationalistic pride with more serious matters of state

Carnival Confidential... Rio Governor Emerges From Strikes as Presidential Contender

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Although patchwork agreements with police unions have bought a temporary and and uneasy peace in Bahia and Rio, law and order is now the key issue Brazil's 2014 presidential race.

Brazil's Former President Starts First Radiation Session

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

SAO PAULO — Doctors say former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has undergone his first session of radiation for throat cancer. Do...

Brazil Springs A WikiLeak... Assange Tags Newsman As Media Mole

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With a London court ruling that media activist Julian Assange must now return to Sweden to face charges of sex crimes, the WikiLeaks founder has made ...

Brazil's Silva Begins Chemotherapy

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — The tumor found in the throat of Brazil's popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was detected in an intermediate stage a...

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics putting the world's 5th largest economy in the global spotlight waste collection and disposal is a problem the land of the samba can't dance around.

Soccer Smackdown: Russia and FIFA sandbag Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 09.03.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil has been getting bashed in the global sports press for not making enough progress in constructing stadiums with the amenities FIFA likes to offer its fat cat supporters. But these critics miss half the point.

Brazil Doubles Down on China Trade

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While American consumer culture drives Brazil's young, wired and affluent, the China deals are reminders of why Beijing has pulled ahead of Washington as Brazil's top trade partner.

Brazil Unions Flex Muscles as Obama Afterglow Fades

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Neither foreign investment nor its own political class have narrowed the gap between haves and have nots that remains deeply embedded in the structure of Brazil´s society.

Report From Doha: Al Jazeera Debates the "Winds Of Change"

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

When I arrived in the capital of Qatar, as one of the guest participants in the 6th annual Al Jazeera Forum focused on the Arab world in transition, it was clear the mood had changed.

Fixed Soccer Matches Create Post Carnival Headache for Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

With Brazilians recovering from carnival hangovers the sports world is feeling the lingering effects of a game fixing case local media are calling the Whistle Mafia.

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?

It Might Be Time to Rebrand It the South American Dream

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

In many ways Brazil has become like a photo negative of America. Brazilians are increasingly living the American Dream of upward mobility, while nearly two-thirds of Americans no longer believe their children will live better lives than they did.

Wikileaks Cables Portray a Different Side of Brazil's Lula da Silva

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The leaked U.S. cables, which chronicle Lula's eight years in power, show a leader all too willing to placate Washington and double-cross fellow leftists throughout the region.

Brazil Gets Tough on Crime and Wins Another Round

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

Brazil's security forces have seized control from the drug cartels who held sway in Rio's poorest districts for close to three decades. It marks more than just a scripted defeat of the bad guys.

Brazil's Dilma in Crossfire of US-China Currency War

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil has joined China, France and Germany in the call for a coordinated global effort to replace the foundering dollar as the major world reserve currency.

Brazil's Next President?

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship was elected Sunday as president of Lati...

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.