In other news Thursday, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s already devastated northeast coast, touched off fears of another tsunami and disrupted gas, power and water service in the region. Also, Libyan rebels said that NATO mistakenly attacked their position outside Brega and killed at least two people. Continue reading
When President Obama visited Brazil this week, he touted the two countries’ similarities and the mutual benefits of economic cooperation. But while Brazil is enjoying an economic renaissance, its residents are experiencing some growing pains along the way. Continue reading
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Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing. In Tunisia, President Ben Ali offered concessions to try to quell growing protests that have left at least 23 people dead. Continue reading
Dilma Rousseff won Brazil’s presidential runoff on Sunday, making her the first female president of South America’s largest and most populous country. She campaigned on — and now faces the challenges of — improving Brazil’s infrastructure, education and health care. Continue reading
Brazil’s ruling party candidate, Dilma Rousseff, won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential election but not enough to avoid a runoff with second-place contender Jose Serra on Oct. 31. Continue reading
Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most prominent musical ambassadors, is trying to challenge the stereotypes people have about his country by telling a new story through music.