Dilma Rousseff: From fugitive guerrilla to Brazil’s new president updated Mon November 1, 2010Dilma Rousseff, who was elected as Brazil’s first female president on Sunday, once told reporters that as a typical Brazilian girl in the 1950s she dreamed of becoming a ballerina.
Brazil elects Dilma Rousseff, nation’s first woman president updated Sun October 31, 2010Brazil’s new president-elect vowed to continue her predecessor’s move to fight against inequality and promote human rights and fight poverty in her victory speech Sunday night.
Banned goods at JFK Airport shed light on American desires updated Sun September 19, 2010There were containers filled with Botox-making ingredients, fake Louis Vuitton handbags and dead guinea pigs. There were animal parts, cigars and steroids. Viagra from China and GBL, the date-rape drug, freshly arrived from Europe.
Brazilian officials rescue workers in slave-like conditions updated Sun September 12, 2010Brazilian officials have said they will continue to crack down on farms accused of forcing workers into slave-like conditions, the country’s labor ministry said after authorities rescued nearly 150 workers.
Study: In Brazil, 10 women killed daily in domestic violence updated Mon July 12, 2010Every day, 10 women are killed in domestic violence cases in a country known for its glorious models, according to a new study released Sunday.
Brazil’s national coach fired upon arrival updated Mon July 5, 2010Brazil’s official football federation, CBF, fired its national team’s coach and his technical commission just hours after the arrival of the team’s flight at the Rio de Janeiro Airport on Sunday.