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
Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva signed the "Statute of Racial Equality."
Brazil will soon elect a new president, to replace current President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva who is constitutionally forbidden from succeeding himself, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress plus two thirds of the 81 senators.
PRETORIA, South Africa -- For the first time in the history of the World Cup games Latin America has four teams among the last eight.
Recent events bring to mind what Britain's Lord Palmerston said in the 1800s: "England has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests."
Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.
Brazil may allow new U.S. base, Sudan elections set to fail, Egypt's El Baradei speaks out, Afghanistan ups cannibas production, executions return to Belarus and Cuba hosts conference for Chernobyl's children.
Brazil Minister of Labor and Employment announced a historic record for job creation.
At its national congress in February, the Workers' Party acclaimed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's endorsement of Dilma Rousseff as the Party's presidential candidate for elections in October.
This week in World Notes: Brazil passes landmark climate legislation; Cuba rejects U.S. terror designation; Guadaloupe prepares for general strike; Spain's unemployment is highest in Europe; Sudan exports food, while country starves; Thailand's army deport Laotian Hmong; Yemen faces mass poverty, hunger