Category: Brazil

Brazil Sends Troops To Salvador During Police Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Brazilian government has deployed some 3,500 troops to oust striking Brazilian police officers in the northeastern state of Bahia who are currently […] Read More >

Corruption Weighs on Brazilian Politics

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL — It’s no news to the international community that Brazil struggles with corruption. Early this month, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef fired her sixth minister over corruption charges. There […] Read More >

Latin American and Caribbean States Back Palestine UNESCO Vote

Palestine was granted full membership into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday, with most Latin American countries either supporting the measure or abstaining from the […] Read More >

Brazil: Lula da Silva To Begin Chemotherapy Today

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is scheduled to begin chemotherapy today to treat a malignant tumor in his throat discovered […] Read More >

Brazil: Lula da Silva Diagnosed With Throat Cancer, Begins Chemo Monday

Ex-President of Brazil Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, 66, was diagnosed with malignant throat tumor on Saturday, after undergoing medical examinations at a São Paulo hospital. The Hospital Sírio-Libanês — an […] Read More >

Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Take Aim At Dirty War Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story— Three Southern Cone nations took major actions this week against former military members accused of crimes committed during their nations’ “dirty wars” of the […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Says United Action Needed To Combat Euro Debt Crisis

During a meeting between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and European leaders in Brussels on Tuesday, the head of Latin America’s largest economy said that her country and the European Union […] Read More >

Brazil: Judge Suspends Belo Monte Dam Construction In Amazon

Today in Latin America Top Story— According to a decision posted on a Brazilian court website, a judge has suspended construction on the country’s $11 billion Belo Monte dam project […] Read More >

United Nations: Brazil’s Rousseff Becomes First Woman To Open UNGA Debate

UNITED NATIONS — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the 66th United Nations general debate in New York on Wednesday, becoming the first woman in the organization’s history to do so. […] Read More >

Brazil Upholds Conviction In Slaying Of Activist Nun

Today in Latin America Top Story — A court in Brazil upheld the conviction of an Amazon rancher who ordered the killing of an American nun and rain forest activist […] Read More >