Venezuela’s opposition has scaled back protests that have killed 18 people in the past three weeks as government supporters marked the one-year anniversary of the death of former President Hugo Chavez.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff would win re-election in a first round of balloting in October, defeating opposition Senator Aecio Neves and Pernambuco state Governor Eduardo Campos with 47 percent of intended votes, a Datafolha poll said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ’s first month in office has been a “positive surprise” as she seeks to dismantle the free-spending policies of the previous government, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said.
On a sunny February morning, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is doing what he loves: pumping up his audience by unveiling a multimillion- dollar government dam that’s bringing jobs to their backyard.
Lucia Faro is working harder these days. For the past three years, the realtor was flooded with unsolicited calls from clients eager to buy apartments in Rio de Janeiro, the beachfront metropolis that will host the 2016 Olympics and some of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup games. Now, she is doing the calling, working her four phones most of the day, then organizing happy hours and advertising on social media sites to find potential clients.
Dilma Rousseff a conservative? For those who know the story of Brazil’s president, that label seems impossible. Rousseff is a former guerrilla and political activist whose sympathies are clearly on the left.