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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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  • Rise of candidate Marina Silva transforms Brazil's presidential race

    Rise of candidate Marina Silva transforms Brazil's presidential race
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Capriles se convierte en el joven abogado que enfrentará a Chávez en octubre

    Capriles se convierte en el joven abogado que enfrentará a Chávez en octubre
    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Latin American leaders coping with cancer

     
    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...