Category: Brazil

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 >

Araguaia Case May Challenge Brazilian Amnesty Law

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Brazil’s highest court upheld a controversial amnesty law preventing trial and punishment for political crimes committed during the military dictatorship in April, it appeared that […] Read More >

Drug Violence Drops In Rio de Janeiro As New Policing Techniques Introduced

RIO DE JANEIRO – Police are making strides toward controling Rio de Janeiro’s notorious drug violence, using new approaches that emphasize community policing, a panel of experts said Monday. The […] Read More >

Brazil’s Lula da Silva Gains International Attention With Iranian Nuclear Swap Agreement

Today in Latin America Top Story — An agreement signed between Brazil, Turkey and Iran has cast an international spotlight on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, with several […] Read More >

Brazil, Turkey and Iran May Have Reached Agreement on Nuclear Program

Today in Latin America Top Story — Turkish Minister of Foreign Relations Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that Turkey, Brazil and Iran had reached an agreement regarding a nuclear fuel […] Read More >

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Open To Brazilian Mediation Of Nuclear Fuel Issue

Today in Latin America Top Story — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed “in principle” to Brazil taking a role in helping to break the deadlock over a United Nations-backed nuclear […] Read More >

Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay Discuss How to Combat Drug Trafficking

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Brazil and Paraguay met on Monday at the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero to discuss how to address the […] Read More >

Catholic Abuse Scandal Hits Brazil; Chilean Church Asks Victims For Forgiveness

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Brazilian priest accused of pedophilia and engaging in sexual conduct with boys as young as 12, was detained by police following a […] Read More >