| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The sudden death of a candidate lagging in the polls and his replacement by a surging environmentalist has transformed Brazil's presidential race and threatens President Dilma Rousseff's hope for a second term.
Since a plane crash last month took the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday in an airplane crash in the southeastern city of Santos. He was 49.
Campos died after a nine-seater Cessna 560XL crashed at about 10 a.m. following an aborted landing because of bad weather,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:44 PM
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain. With or without a trophy, Brazil will face major challenges...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A number of cities in Brazil announced reductions in public bus fares Tuesday as authorities grappled with some of the largest street protests in years.
Another major rally was planned in Sao Paulo for Tuesday evening, after tens of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense.
When Rousseff took office and abandoned her...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Henrique Capriles, un joven abogado de clase media alta, se convirtió el domingo en el rival que se enfrentará al presidente Hugo Chávez en octubre.
Con una prolija carrera política de 14 años, Capriles, quien viene de una familia de inmigrantes polacos-...
| Feb 5, 2012
SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, BRAZIL -- Two children ran through the rubble, ducking under smoke pouring from a building that was still burning. Everywhere were signs that people had left in haste: toys, half-cooked meals, couches, ID cards, a fan photo of...
| Jan 3, 2011
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...
| Jun 8, 2011
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...
| Oct 31, 2011
REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, still one of Latin America's most popular figures 10 months after stepping down as president of Brazil, has cancer of the throat and on Monday started chemotherapy, his doctors said. Lula entered...
| Nov 23, 2011
Latin America Venezuela: Several Latin America leaders past and present are coping with cancer, although Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez may have the most serious case of all...