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Rousseff and V.P. Biden meet to discuss Cuba

Rousseff and V.P. Biden meet to discuss Cuba

President Dilma Rousseff and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, discussed Thursday in Brasília ways for Brazil to help the United States’ process of rapprochement with Cuba.

Brazil’s torture report brings a president to tears (Video)

Brazil’s torture report brings a president to tears (Video)

As the United States deals with the backlash from a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods, half a continent away, another country was dealing with its own troubled history. And for one world leader, it was sadly personal.

Dilma victorious, again, in Brazil

Dilma victorious, again, in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff has won the Brazilian presidential elections receiving 51.45 percent of the vote. Aecio Neves, her rival, garnered 48.55 percent, a difference of two million votes.

Economic issues could be decisive in Brazilian presidential election

Economic issues could be decisive in Brazilian presidential election

With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff now facing Aécio Neves (of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, PSDB) in the second round of elections on Oct. 26, much of the discussion is focusing on economic issues.

Rousseff, Neves head to runoff for Brazil presidency

Rousseff, Neves head to runoff for Brazil presidency

President Dilma Rousseff from the Workers Party (PT) and challenger Aecio Neves from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PMDB) will face off on October 26 in order to decide who will govern Brazil during the 2015 – 2019 term.

Social policy, economic changes transformed Brazil

Social policy, economic changes transformed Brazil

A CEPR study shows how a sharp increase in economic growth, combined with increased social spending, increases in the real minimum wage, and increased bargaining power for labor allowed for greatly reduced poverty and unemployment, as well as declining inequality.

Lavrov: Latin America is a pillar of the new world order

Lavrov: Latin America is a pillar of the new world order

Latin America will be one of the pillars of the new world order, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is an important part of that structure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a young people’s forum in Russia.

E.U. will pressure LatAm not to sell food to Russia

E.U. will pressure LatAm not to sell food to Russia

The European Union plans to lobby countries that could benefit from Russia’s bans on Western food imports, such as Brazil and Chile, to refrain from boosting their exports and stick to the international party line on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine.

Brazil looms as biggest food supplier to Russia

Brazil looms as biggest food supplier to Russia

Representatives of two hemispheric giants — Brazil in the West, Russia in the East — met in Moscow on Friday (Aug. 8) to arrange for an increased flow of food to Russia, in the wake of the Kremlin’s ban on U.S. and European food imports.

LatAm stands to profit from Russia’s food ban

LatAm stands to profit from Russia’s food ban

Vladimir Putin’s trip to Latin America last month is proving useful in the face of the economic sanctions that the West — led by the United States — has imposed on Russia.

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