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Brazil: Lula and Dilma Offered Refugee Status to Italian Communist Terrorist

For casual observers of South America, it may be difficult to understand the current political trend that has ushered in right and center-right governments across the continent, sweeping out leaders of the much-ballyhooed “Pink Tide” that looked so ascendant so recently. This phenomenon is undoubted


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Brazil's new president – often called the 'Trump of the tropics' for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?


Celebrity birthdays for December 14: Vanessa Hudgens, Jackson Rathbone, Joshua Rush, Dilma Rousseff, Miranda Hart, Dee Wallace, Patty Duke, Shirley Jackson

Those born on December 14 are under the sign of Sagittarius. The day's celebrity birthdays include the following:. -- World War II U.S. air ace Jimmy Doolittle in 1896. -- Former U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, R-Maine, in 1897.


You May Not be Brazilian – But You Should be Worried About What is Unfolding in Brazil

Fernanda is a gay woman who lives with her long-term partner in Brazil. She is one of my closest friends and has been since a couple of years after I moved to Brazil in 2003. We have often spoken about the changes in her country since President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in 2016.


Film and TV director Jose Padilha knows violence and corruption in Brazil. That’s why he's worried

Over the past four years, Brazilians witnessed the impeachment of one president (Dilma Rousseff), the jailing of another (Luiz “Lula” Inacio da Silva) and multiple corruption hearings of yet another (Michel Temer) — all leading to the election of a president who has praised the country’s former mili


Why you should protest Bolsonaro

IN A show of ruling-class, right-wing international solidarity, Donald Trump has invited Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, to visit the United States. Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a


Should Brazil Just Abolish the Vice Presidency?

In 1829, Chile’s legislature named José Joaquín Vicuña as the country’s new vice president. While this may sound like the start of the world’s most boring history lesson, Vicuña was a sufficiently objectionable figure that his appointment triggered a coup - and then a two-year-long civil war that le


Amid growing tensions with US, China poised to accelerate GMO crop imports, boost trade with Brazil

… Brazil exports to China totaled $64.2 billion in value last year, up 35 percent year-on-year, thanks in part as China boosted its soy imports from the South American country amid a trade war with the United States.


Bolsonaro scandal puts Brazil on edge as farmers eye Amazon forests

A specter haunts the Brazilian elites. His name is Lula – the former president and for the past nine months one of the world’s most notorious political prisoners, given his enormous popularity and the controversy over his conviction and jailing.


Brazil and China prepare for first high-level political and economic talks since 2015

Brazil and China are expected to hold their first high-level political and economic talks since 2015 later this year, Brazil’s agriculture trade secretary said on Thursday, in a move likely to boost farm trade between the two countries.


Rubio: US should go big on Brazil

(CNN) -- On New Year's Day, President Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated in Brazil, ushering in a new era in Brazilian politics that marks a dramatic departure from the leftist, anti-American governments of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Our bilateral relationship improved under the admin


Jair Bolsonaro, 'Brazil's Trump,' has rocky start

BUENOS AIRES | An inauguration fraught with controversy. Executive actions to limit immigration. A Cabinet filled with generals. Judging just by his first three weeks as president, Jair Bolsonaro was right to embrace his moniker as “Brazil’s Trump.”


Brazil’s populist new president on women, Venezuela and his love for Trump

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, had his international coming-out party this past week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Called the “Trump of the Tropics” for his populist approach, his nationalist views and his admiration for the U.S. president, Bolsonaro ran an unusual camp


Bolsonaro: A danger to Brazil, Latin America, and the whole world

The dreaded day has come. Jair Bolsonaro has taken office as President of Brazil. In its first month, the new administration rolled back social progress. Expected increases to the minimum wage were reduced. LGBTQ people were removed from Brazil’s human rights directives. The demarcation of indigenou


Brazil’s ‘Tropical Trump’ Needs to Build the Wall — Around the Country’s Finances

Brazil’s new president has been called a “tropical Trump” for his often-offensive rhetoric and the way he energized the electorate against the status quo. And for at least one prominent economist, Jair Bolsonaro should follow the U.S. president’s lead and “build the wall” — around the country’s publ


Former minister and advisor confirms payments of bribes in hand to Lula da Silva

Antonio Palocci, who was minister during the governments of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, affirmed that he gave the former president, in “several opportunities”, cash proceeds of bribes from the construction companies Odebrecht and Andrade Gutierrez, according to the Globo Group.


The Latest: Ex-Sao Paulo governor accepts defeat

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local):. Gerald Alckmin, the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo who came in fourth on Sunday, told well-wishers that he respected the outcome of Sunday‘s presidential election.


Jair Bolsonaro Is Not the New Trump. He’s Worse.

Scarcely a week into Jair Bolsonaro’s tenure as president of Brazil, protections for the environment and indigenous and LGBTQ populations have been removed, and both the neoliberal economic policies closely associated in Latin America with the thirteen-year Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet,


President Bolsonaro: The Perfect Storm That Might Steal Away Brazil’s Democratic Future

This week’s inauguration of Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has dominated political analysis worldwide. Bolsonaro is a former army captain and was a Brazilian congressman for 27 years, elected to represent the interests of the military and old political elites.


In Brazil, Bolsonaro, the ‘Trump of the Tropics,’ takes office

On Jan 1, supporters of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro display a giant banner of him on his inauguration day in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) If you decide to criticize Brazil’s newly installed president, you had better be ready to get into an argument.