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  • After Twitter parody goes viral, Brazil leader meets her doppelganger

    After Twitter parody goes viral, Brazil leader meets her doppelganger
    MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense.
  • Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests

    Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A number of cities in Brazil announced reductions in public bus fares Tuesday as authorities grappled with some of the largest street protests in years. Another major rally was planned in Sao Paulo for Tuesday evening, after tens of...

    Municipal elections in Brazil provide welcome news for President Rousseff

     
    Municipal elections throughout Brazil on Sunday saw Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes easily reelected, while in Sao Paulo two mayoral candidates faced a second round runoff. Brazilians voted largely to keep the major parties in charge of their cities,...

    In Brazil's growth spurt, poor seem left behind

    In Brazil's growth spurt, poor seem left behind
    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, BRAZIL -- Two children ran through the rubble, ducking under smoke pouring from a building that was still burning. Everywhere were signs that people had left in haste: toys, half-cooked meals, couches, ID cards, a fan photo of...

    Back again, liberal Mexico candidate makes pitch to business leaders

     
    MEXICO CITY -- In 2006, when he came within a hair of winning Mexico's presidency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's opponents on the right called him a "danger to Mexico," a would-be Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and said he would plunge the country into an...