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Sex Workers Stoked for World Cup

Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

Which Path Will Brazil Choose?

Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Dilma's Power Problem

Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

Brazil Looks Outward, Cautiously

Tim Ridout, German Marshall Fund

Women have high hopes for the deep pockets of visiting gringos, but advocacy groups caution that their expectations might be dashed....(full article)

When Latin America's most-populous nation was awarded the 2014 World Cup back in 2007, it was enjoying strong economic growth and being celebrated as a potential superpower. Brazil...(full article)

The U.S. has convinced its Western allies to Boot Russia out of the G8, but it needs the cooperation of emerging nations to avoid a new cold-war stalemate....(full article)

Brazil, the old joke goes, is the country of the future -- and always will be. Unfortunately, when it comes to fulfilling the promise of the country's rich energy resources, the jo...(full article)

In January, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attended the World Economic Forum in Davos for the first time in her three-year presidency. The foreign and trade policy platform of ...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Brazil Faces Water Shortage During World Cup - Alerigi & Goy, Reuters

Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, is on the verge of water rationing because of a severe drought and shortages are seen possible when the country hosts the World Cup soccer tournam...

Does Brazil Have the Answer on Inequality? - Joe Nocera, New York Times

What I saw was no illusion. Though its starting point was quite extreme, Brazil is a country that has seen income inequality drop over the last decade. Unemployment is at near reco...

Latin America's Downward Spiral? - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

A joke making the rounds in Latin American business circles says Brazil is looking increasingly like Argentina, Argentina is looking increasingly like Venezuela, and Venezuela is l...

What the World Cup Will Do to Brazil - Megale & Proni, Folha de S.Paulo

The countdown has begun to June 12 when the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, which is hosting the planet's most popular sporting event for a second time, after the fourth editio...

Biggest Losers of 2013 - Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

What a difference a year makes. The US has been forced to pivot back to the Middle East, and not because things were going well. Al Qaeda is back, having successfully morphed from ...

Western Consultants May Swing World Polls in 2014 - A. Hammond, CNN

While there will be much punditry about these elections, the precise outcome of many of them is very uncertain. What is far more sure, however, is that foreign political consultant...

2014: A Year of Global Political Fireworks - Michael Moran, Global Post

Some of the largest nations on Earth — along with some of the most violent — will hold important elections in the coming year, any of which could affect the global poli...

Brazil's Crumbling Football Dream - Jens Gluesing, Der Spiegel

It's known as a football mecca, but as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup it's clearer than ever that its infrastructure for the sport is crumbling. Now Brazilians have turned t...

The Only Defense Against U.S. Imperialism - Luiz Bresser-Pereira, Folha

When faced with the revelation that she had been spied on by the United States' intelligence services, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that "Spying between friends, that's j...

The Post-American Mall - Roger Cohen, New York Times

I flew to Brazil from Dubai, a 15-hour nonstop flight favored by Chinese businessmen pursuing investments in South America. Most days there are two packed flights, one to Rio and o...

A Yellow Card, Than Brutality in Brazil - Longman & Barnes, NYT

Fifteen or 20 minutes into the second half, Cantanhede ejected a player named Josemir Santos Abreu, 30, a friend and sometimes teammate who in an instant became an enemy. A yellow-...

Germany, Brazil Turn to UN to Restrain U.S. - Lynch, Harris & Hudson, FP

Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major internatio...

What's in Store for the New Global Powers - Erich Follath, Der Spiegel

China, India and Brazil are taking the global economy by storm, becoming more politically confident on their way. But even as they form a front against the West, they will have to ...

Weak Universities Hurt Latin America, Spain - Carlos Montaner, MH

The consequence of the phenomenon of reiterative cultures is that they live like parasites, clinging to creative centers established outside their perimeter. To a great degree, the...

How Sao Paulo Became a Diplomatic Power - Rodrigo Tavares, Foreign Aff.

Last week, the United Kingdom made a new friend. Hugo Swire, the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, came to Brazil to sign an agreement establishing ...

How Brazil Can Get Its Mojo Back - New York Times

After a decade of fast growth and rising incomes, Brazil has hit a rough patch that is testing its government’s ability to manage the economy and satisfy the growing aspirations ...

How Brazil's Richest Man Tanked - Spinetto, Millard & Wells, BBW

Eike Batista stands at the center of a specially built air-conditioned stage on his 22,000-acre-plus Açu port project, a massive oil and iron-ore shipping complex about 200 miles ...

The Unique Shame Of U.S. Spying In Latin America - America Economia

The fact that Dilma Rousseff decided to postpone her official visit to Washington, which had been planned for Oct. 23, has clearly illustrated that the United States’ decisio...

Has Brazil Blown It? - The Economist

A stagnant economy, a bloated state and mass protests mean Dilma Rousseff must change course....

Why America Spies on Brazil - Carlos Alberto Montaner, Miami Herald

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil canceled her visit to President Obama. She was offended because the United States was peeking into her electronic mail. You don't do that to a fr...

Does Anyone Like America? - Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Time

It has become a cliché of American diplomacy: The United States welcomes the rise of new powers and wants them to continue rising—especially when those new powers are ...

Brazil's President Slams U.S. Spying - Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

Last week, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff canceled plans to visit Washington to meet with President Obama, angry about leaked NSA documents suggesting that she’s been ...

Brazil's Tough Love - Tim Ridout, German Marshall Fund

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech at the UN General Assembly today addressed espionage and Internet governance. It follows her announcement last week that she would postp...

Brazil's Plan to Free the Internet from America - A. Holpuch, Guardian

President Rousseff expected to bring the conversation about the continued role of U.S.-based supernetworks to the UN this month....

How the U.S. Got Burned by Brazil - Nikolas Gvosdev, World Politics Review

The postponement of what would have been a state visit of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Washington next month due to fallout over revelations of U.S. spying activities—a ...

Brazil Shows the Way with U.S. Snub - The Hindu

In cancelling her state visit to the United States on account of the National Security Agency’s spying excesses, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has taken a principled pos...

NSA Leaks Damage U.S.-Brazil Relations - Juan de Onis, World Affairs

US diplomatic relations with Brazil have suffered a very damaging setback from the release of secret documents showing the extent of communications monitoring by the National Secur...

Autumn's Known Unknowns - Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate

The looming known unknowns are plentiful. Some outcomes may be more positive, or at least less damaging, than expected. But the realization this autumn of even some of the risks de...

Brazil's 'Boyfriend Tracker' App Raises Stir - Jenny Barchfield, AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency's overseas spying operation, with data from bi...

Brazil's Problems May Be Just Beginning - Tim Fernholz, Quartz

It’s a financial lesson in being careful what you wish for. Brazil’s finance minister Guido Mantega declared the existence of a “currency war” in 2010, as wealthy countries...

Toward a More Brazilian Canada - Jennifer Jeffs, Globe and Mail

Brazil is a vast country with a diverse population, one of the world’s major producers of food, energy and minerals, and the No. 1 producer of coffee, sugar cane and orange j...

Saving the Earth Is a Very Dangerous Job - Remi Barroux, Le Monde/WC

Around the world, green activists are under threat....

Who Speaks for Brazil's Streets? - Teixeira & Baiocchi, Boston Review

One can only imagine the back-room discussions in Braziland then in New York that led to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's July 16 op-ed in the New York Times. Only a few day...

What Middle Classes Are Really Protesting - Ruchir Sharma, Bloomberg

Maybe the place to start searching for a common thread is not in the streets but in the halls of power. Among the 20 largest emerging nations, the ruling party has now been in powe...

What the NSA Wants in Brazil - Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

In a way, the N.S.A.'s focus on Brazil seems puzzling. Why would the United States care so much about communications traffic in a friendly South American country? But last week, at...

The World's Cities Are Rebelling - Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

Suddenly, all politics is municipal politics. While big cities have always been the sites of revolutions and coups, never before have they been the only locus of national politics ...

Why Latin America Hearts Snowden - Peter Hakim, Reuters

No one should be surprised that Washington’s Latin neighbors are displaying such sympathy for Snowden. The U.S. history of abuse and insult still weighs heavy across the regi...

Obama's Latin American Blind Spot - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

The administration should have seen the death of Hugo Chavez as a chance to recast the relationship with that substantial group of left-leaning leaders in the region. After all, Ob...

The World Returns to the Barricades - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

Historians examining our era will marvel at the proliferation of street protests around the world. Blessed with hindsight, they will probably not struggle as much as we do to grasp...

Brazil Rushes Headlong into Popular Revolt - Matthias Matussek, Spiegel

Brazil has experienced an economic awakening in recent years, but democracy has had to race to catch up. With political corruption widespread, protests have spread across the ...

5 Cringe-Worthy World News Stories - RealClearWorld

Smartphones and social media are rapidly changing the news business, as stories and images that once took weeks, if not years, to surface can now be instantly loaded to Facebook, T...

Welcome to the Global Revolution - Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star

Globalization and the Internet have turned the usual pain of political change into agony....

The NSA's Mass Spying on Brazilians - Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian

As it does in many non-adversarial countries, the surveillance agency is bulk collecting the communications of millions of citizens of Brazil....

Obama Tunes Out the World - Jim Geraghty, NY Daily News

Yes, the Obama administration never quite spelled out the precise consequences of crossing that red line, and the President privately and semipublicly indicated he foresaw great ri...

Getting Brazil on a Winning Streak - Roger Noriega, Miami Herald

It may be asking too much to expect Brazil’s current political leadership to turn away from statist formulas. However, they may opt for a common sense mix of efficient social...

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