Category: Brazil

Obama Kicks Off Latin America Visit In Brazil As Attacks Against Libya Begin

Today in Latin America Top Story — President Barack Obama arrived in Brazil Saturday to kick off a five-day, three-country visit to Latin America. Obama hopes to increase economic ties […] Read More >

Rio de Janeiro’s Former Police Chief Accused of Leaking Information About Corruption Bust

Today in Latin America Top Story — Rio de Janeiro’s former commander of police has been accused of leaking information about the arrest of 30 cops, The Associated Press reports. […] Read More >

Security Forces In Brazil Raid Favelas In Rio de Janeiro; Seize Weapons And Drugs

Today in Latin America Top Story — Hundreds of Brazilian police officers and military troops occupied nine favelas in the city of Rio de Janeiro that had been in the […] Read More >

Flash Flooding In Brazil Claims More Than 470 Lives And Shines Spotlight On Brazilian Housing Policy

Today in Latin America Top Story — Flash floods and mudslides devastated the mountain towns north of the city of Rio de Janeiro beginning early Wednesday morning, bringing the death […] Read More >

Wikileaks Cables Portray A Different Side Of Brazil’s Lula da Silva

While many on the international left may extol the rise of Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and his Workers’ Party (PT, in Portuguese), which formed part of the so-called “Pink […] Read More >

Dilma Rousseff Becomes Brazil’s First Woman President

Today in Latin America Top Story — Dilma Rousseff of the governing Workers Party was elected as Brazil’s first female president on Sunday, defeating opposition candidate José Serra in a […] Read More >

Brazilian Clown Needs To Pass Literacy Test For Congress

Today in Latin America Top Story — A popular Brazilian clown who got more votes than any other candidate for the country’s congress might be barred from taking his post, […] Read More >

Brazilian Presidential Election To Go To Runoff; Dilma Rousseff Fails To Break 50 Percent Threshold

Today in Latin America Top Story — With 96 percent of the votes counted as of Sunday night, no winner has been declared in the Brazilian presidential election, according to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula Da Silva’s Campaigning Is Propelling Dilma Rousseff To Presidency

Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, Brazil’s overwhelmingly popular president, has presided over eight years of economic growth and poverty reduction. For months now, he’s been trying to bestow that popularity […] Read More >

The Legacy of Brazil’s Lula da Silva; A News Analysis

BUENOS AIRES — He couldn’t do it in 1989, in 1994, or in 1998. But on Oct. 27, 2002, the man who everyone in Brazil knew by the nickname “Lula” […] Read More >