Brazil went from being the world’s third most unequal country to the 15th between 2001 and 2012. They did it by giving money to their poorest people.
UN climate talks revealed growing frustration this week among vulnerable nations and observers with the political stance of emerging economies like China and India.
Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited his ally President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, where the firebrand leaders unleashed defiant rhetoric at the United States.
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Call for Solidarity Action From NY To Turkey, Brazil and Greece.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called her top cabinet members for an emergency meeting Friday, as the protests that have raged across her country for at least a week have continued to grow in size and veracity.
Costs of hosting next summer’s World Cup are expected to top $13 billion, a figure that’s criticized by citizens who say the country should be spending money elsewhere. The main points of the protests are summarized in this short video by Brazilian filmmaker Carla Dauden, entitled “No, I’m not going to the World Cup.”
An estimated 200,000 protesters flooded the streets of eight different Brazilian cities Monday night, venting frustrations over poor public services, police violence and government corruption.
The final episode of this series explores what happens when oil becomes more and more inaccessible, while at the same time, new powers like China and India try to fulfill their growing energy needs.
New details have emerged about the deadly fire that swept through a Brazilian nightclub. Guards reportedly first tried to prevent people from leaving, but the death toll was also increased because there was only one door through which club-goers could exit.