Brazil Elects First Female President
Brazil Elects First Female President
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 08:21

Dilma Rousseff became the first female president elect of Brazil on Sunday, beating out her opponent, José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote.


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Ahmadinejad Visits Brazil, Obama Writes Letter to Brazilian Prez
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/01/2009 - 12:08

Last week, President Obama sent a three-page letter to Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva restating America’s stance on Iran’s nuclear program a day before Brazil hosted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Though the letter didn’t criticize the visit, Obama requested that da Silva use this opportunity to encourage Iran to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.


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Rio de Janeiro Wins Bid to Host 2016 Olympic Games
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/02/2009 - 13:30

It was a close battle between Madrid and Rio de Janeiro as the final vote neared, but the International Olympic Committee announced today that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.


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Chicago Vs. Rio de Janeiro in Bid to Host the 2016 Summer Olympics
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/29/2009 - 12:39

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is going up against President Obama in an effort to convince the International Olympic Committee to see things his way. Both leaders will be in Copenhagen, Denmark this Friday in an effort to convince the committee that their respective cities—Rio for Lula, and Chicago for Obama—would serve as the best host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Other cities in the running include Madrid and Tokyo.


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Latin American Leaders Find Shoe-icide Attack on Bush Hysterical
By Mariela Rosario | 12/18/2008 - 09:56

And we can't lie, so do we! According to Reuters, at a meeting of Latin American political leaders held this week in Brazil, the jokes (not the shoes) were flying.


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