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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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What’s at stake in Brazil’s election

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.

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World Cup quarter finals: we’re having a great time here, folks

PRETORIA, South Africa -- For the first time in the history of the World Cup games Latin America has four teams among the last eight.

Iran, Brazil, Turkey and the ghost of Lord Palmerston

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."

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South American summit tackles regional integration

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.

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World Notes: Brazil, Egypt, Belarus and more

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.

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Brazil hits new record for job creation

Brazil Minister of Labor and Employment announced a historic record for job creation.

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Brazil: Workers' Party names candidate to succeed Lula

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.

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