Category: Brazil

Black Brazilians’ Income Doubles, But Major Disparities Persist

A recent study released by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil shows that the income of Brazilian blacks increased over 40% between 1999 and 2009, compared to a 20% rise […] Read More >

Brazilian Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Chevron And Transocean

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against seventeen Chevron and Transocean oil executives on Wednesday for an oil leak that caused 110,000 gallons of […] Read More >

Brazil: Police Allegedly Killed 30 People During Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — Up to 30 murders were allegedly committed by police in Brazil during a recent strike in the northeastern state of Bahia. Out of […] Read More >

Brazilian Soccer Stadium Workers May Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian workers busy renovating the country’s soccer stadiums for the 2014 World Cup have said they may go on strike, deepening concerns that Brazil’s […] Read More >

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 >