Category: Brazil

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 >

Brazilian Senate Debates Freedom of Information Law

A bill to pass a freedom of information law in Brazil, introduced by former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2009 and approved by the Chamber of Deputies last […] Read More >

Brazilian Authorities Raid Rio Favela In Preparation For 2014 World Cup

 Today in Latin America Top Story — A wave of heavily armed Brazilian soldiers and police swept through one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas Sunday morning in an effort to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Remains Popular Despite A Corruption Scandal And Continued Inflation

Today in Latin America Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s poll numbers rose slightly this weekend, despite suffering her first major scandal and rising inflation. A poll by Datafolha […] Read More >