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  • Brazilian economic woes show no sign of ending

    Brazilian economic woes show no sign of ending
    News of the economic debacle in Brazil and the protests that have shaken the foundation of President Dilma Rousseff's government are detailed in the major media in the United States and Europe.
  • Brazil still struggling to reach its full potential

    Brazil still struggling   to reach its full potential
    After a dirty, divisive and at times surprising campaign, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president won what some call a closely contested election — although she bested her opponent by 3.5 million votes. For Rousseff, it will be her second...

    Hit movie depicts violence in Rio slums as Brazilian military mounts major anti-gang operation

     
    A new film depicting violent conflicts between gangs and police over control of the slums above Rio de Janeiro is breaking box-office records in Brazil. "Tropa de Elite 2," or "The Elite Squad 2," is a sequel to a 2007 film about military police special...

    Rousseff tackles economic matters in first day as Brazil's first female president

     
    Economist Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as the first female president of Brazil on New Year's Day, special correspondents report in the Los Angeles Times. Rousseff received the symbolic presidential sash from outgoing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who...

    Humala claims victory in Peru elections, beating the Fujimori name

     
    Former Peruvian military officer Ollanta Humala has been named the winner of Sunday's presidential election, news that briefly sent Peru's stock market into a jittery plunge, reports L.A. Times correspondent Tracy Wilkinson from Lima. Humala ran strong...