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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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  • Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash

    Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash
    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,...
  • With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings

    When Brazil won the right to host soccer's World Cup, the idea was to show the world a new country, a welcoming and capable place that had made great strides in growing its economy and reducing inequality. Despite a few close calls, Brazil did manage to...
  • For Brazilians, a World Cup of woe

    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...
  • After Twitter parody goes viral, Brazil leader meets her doppelganger

    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...
  • Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests

    Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests
    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...
  • Municipal elections in Brazil provide welcome news for President Rousseff

     
    Municipal elections throughout Brazil on Sunday saw Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes easily reelected, while in Sao Paulo two mayoral candidates faced a second round runoff. Brazilians voted largely to keep the major parties in charge of their cities,...
  • In Brazil's growth spurt, poor seem left behind

    In Brazil's growth spurt, poor seem left behind
    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...
  • 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...
  • Former Brazilian President Lula gets cancer treatment

     
    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...