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Post-election Brazil: The Challenges of a 'Divided' Country

OpedSpace | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
OpedSpace

To declare that the electorate is now "divided" implies that it was previously "united." This, to say the least, is a strange way of describing what has historically been one of the most unequal countries in the entire world.

Brazilians Vote For Their Next President After A Bitter Campaign

AP | BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected Sunday in the tightest race Brazil has seen since its return to democracy...

Five Things Neves Must Do to Win the Brazilian Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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.

Wall Street, Washington, and Brazil

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

As the campaign hurdles toward October 26, here's to hoping either Dilma or Aécio will make good on their promise to answer the deafening calls for change.

Five Reasons Why Brazil's One-time Frontrunner Marina Silva Tanked

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Despite leading in the polls, despite having the support of a much stronger party organization in 2014, despite running a much more disciplined and politically moderate campaign and despite the sympathy of Brazilians mourning Campos, Silva failed.

Millions Of Brazilians Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

AP | BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD and STAN LEHMAN | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runo...

Why Dilma Rousseff May Win Brazil's Presidential Election

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Brazilian economy officially went into recession this year -- something that would spell the end for many incumbent presidents. Yet Dilma has bounced back from every blow and now looks poised to place first in both the first and second rounds of the election. How does this happen?

Brazil and the Means of Production: A Dilemma

Robert Wilson | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Robert Wilson

Brazil was well ahead of this clean energy curve in the past and used to be a world leader in sustainable energy with hydropower from the 1960s through the 1980s, and ethanol's development in the 1980s into 1990s and early 2000s. Today, however, Brazil is backtracking.

This Female, Evangelical Candidate Could Win Brazil Presidency

Reuters | By Anthony Boadle | Posted 11.28.2014 | Religion

BRASILIA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are tantalizingly close to electing one of their own as presiden...

Former Bolivian President Carlos Mesa Calls Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Marina Silva "Unpredictable"

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Bamidele

On Sept. 12, 2014 former Bolivian president and vice president, from 2003 to 2005 and 2002 to 2003 respectively, Carlos Mesa visited the Inn at Penn, located on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, to deliver a speech on the future of Latin America.

Marina's 'Post-Racial' Brazil

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Stating the obvious can have its merits, so I'll risk the inevitable criticism for stating the obvious: Two women, one white, one black, are the top contenders for the presidency of one of the world's largest democracies.

In Campos Tragedy, Marina Silva's Moment Arrives in Brazil

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Before Campos's death, the conventional wisdom was that the race would tighten, but that Rousseff and Neves would ultimately face off in a October 24 runoff. Silva's candidacy, however, would upend that conventional wisdom.

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.

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Part V: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though Dilma Rousseff's eventual victory will cheer Brazil's social movements, may have negative consequences for the environment.

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.

Part II: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The Tea Party shares vast philosophical disagreements with the Obama administration, while Brazil's major politicians seem far more utilitarian and focus on nuts and bolts problems during the debates.

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.

Affirmative Action Divides Brazil as Election Nears

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

It's a reminder of how efforts to globalize the United States model of social organization by race can cause the fragmentation of national identity in a regional power like Brazil.

Second Act for South American Left: Are Greens the Answer?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

If Antanas Mockus of Columbia is elected, he will be the first Green president in the world.

Talking the Amazon With Cameron

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nikolas Kozloff

Having prevailed over conventional logic and directed a mega hit with an environmental message, the real question now is how Cameron sees his role moving forward.