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First round election results in Brazil leave left hopeful

On Sunday October. 5, Brazil held its general elections, after a campaign that was anything but boring.

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Cuban doctors attend to Brazil's underserved

The 400 Cuban doctors are part of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's "More Doctors" program joined, by several hundred physicians from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal and 1096 from Brazil itself.

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Brazil protests: some background

All last week, major Brazilian cities were the sites of massive youth protests.

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Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Sao Paulo again on Tuesday night.

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Brazil probes dictatorship's human rights abuses

Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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Latin American, Caribbean unity group forms in Caracas

Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."

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Rain is not only cause of Brazil disaster

Reports from Brazil charge that politics and real estate greed contributed to the worst  natural disaster in the country's history.

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Former guerrilla becomes Brazil's first woman president

Dilma Rousseff, a former fighter against Brazil's U.S. supported military dictatorship, won a runoff election on Sunday October 31 and will become the first woman president in the huge South American nation's history.

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Left advances in Brazil, runoff elections scheduled

Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff racked up the largest vote total in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil, though she barely missed the 50 percent mark necessary to avoid a runoff

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Brazil approves racial equality law, but “much yet to do”

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva signed the "Statute of Racial Equality."

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