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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

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  • In Brazil, old parties and debates dominate presidential runoff vote

    In Brazil, old parties and debates dominate presidential runoff vote
    With Brazil's presidential runoff election less than two weeks away, a volatile race that recently promised to deliver "new politics" has fallen back upon the parties and debates that have dominated Latin America's largest country for 20 years. Social...
  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will face Aecio Neves in runoff

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will face Aecio Neves in runoff
    President Dilma Rousseff will face challenger Aecio Neves, leader of Brazil's center-right opposition, in a presidential election runoff three weeks after Brazilians voted for the country's two traditional political parties Sunday. Marina Silva, the...
  • Rousseff se mantiene como favorita

    Rousseff se mantiene como favorita
    BRASILIA - Cuando más de un millón de brasileños salieron a las calles a protestar contra el Gobierno el año pasado, muchos pensaron que era una señal de que el Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) perdería la próxima elección tras doce años en el poder....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • For Brazilians, a World Cup of woe

    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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...