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Brazilian President Vetoes 9 Articles of Land-Use Bill

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vetoed nine articles of a controversial land-use bill passed by Congress last month and harshly criticized by environmental groups. continue reading »

Dam Work Continues at Brazilian Amazon Site After Court Ruling Reversed

Work on what will be the world's third-largest dam resumed on Tuesday after Brazil's Supreme Court reversed a ruling by another tribunal that put a temporary halt to the controversial project. continue reading »

Latinas on Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women” in 2012- Rousseff Takes the Cover

Forbes has released their 9th annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, with a number of Latinas making the list. Nabbing both the cover and the No. 3 spot on the list is President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil. continue reading »

Toyota to Build $500 M Engine Plant in Brazil

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and announced plans to build a $500 million engine plant in Sao Paulo state. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a televisión interview that he will be a presidential candidate in 2014 if current President Dilma Rousseff does not stand for reelection. continue reading »

Partial Veto of Land-Use Bill Not Enough, Greenpeace Protests in Brazil

The environmental organization Greenpeace blocked a freighter from being loaded with iron in the port of Sao Luis in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao in protest against the partial veto by President Dilma Rousseff of a widely criticized land-use bill. continue reading »

Rousseff Vetoes Portions of Brazil’s Controversial Environmental Bill

President Dilma Rousseff vetoed 12 of the 84 articles of a widely criticized land-use bill, including an amnesty for people who contributed to deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Rights Group to Receive President Rousseff’s $10,000 Torture Compensation

President Dilma Rousseff will donate to a human rights organization the compensation she is to receive for having been tortured by the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964-1985, her office said Friday. continue reading »

Nine Latinos/Hispanics Make ‘TIME Magazine’ 100 Most Influential List

Each year, TIME Magazine releases “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” list, and this year, 9 Latinos/Hispanics made the list. From political figures to a red-headed funny man, the Latinos on the this years list span all walks of life. continue reading »

Cuba Gov’t Denies Exit Visa for Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez for 19th Time

The Cuban government has again denied dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez ( regularly seen in HS News) permission to leave the country, which on this occasion she requested for a trip to Brazil where she was invited to the premiere of a continue reading »

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro received Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at the Palace of the Revolution, where they discussed the bilateral agenda continue reading »

Enviromentalists Say Approved Brazilian Forestry Bill Will Deal “Mortal Blow” to Amazon

Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door to even greater deforestation. continue reading »

President Rousseff Adds Two Blondes To Her Troubles

Gleisi Hoffman was named by Rousseff as her cabinet chief and the other is the sister in law of Vice President Michel Temer. Ms Hoffman who also happens to be the wife of President Rousseff’s Communications minister Paulo Bernardo, has been accused of claiming redundancy compensation ($33,000) after she left her continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Approval Rating Drops Amid Political Scandal

A poll shows that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's personal approval rating has declined since March. A Ibope poll released this week shows President Rousseff's popularity fell six percentage points to 67 percent. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed described the president's administration as good. In an earlier survey, the approval rating for her government stood at 56 percent. Ms. Rousseff took office January 1. continue reading »

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Brazil for its leadership and commitment to world peace and security, regional integration, development and the promotion of the values and goals of the United Nations, continue reading »

Dialogue Continues on U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership

In their Joint Statement of March 19, 2011, Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff called for regular meetings of the major U.S.-Brazil bilateral dialogues. continue reading »

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Looking to Build $12 Billion Factory in Brazil, Presents Demands

Apple's China-based manufacturer, Foxconn, is looking to build a $12 billion plant in Brazil, but has presented the country with a list of demands that must first be met. On the list are the following continue reading »

Shakira Will Perform Free Concert in Mexico

The Colombian artist is expected to break the record of attendance to one of her upcoming shows. continue reading »

Brazil Spikes Its Interest Rates to 11.25%

In an effort to curb inflation Brazil’s central bank hiked its key interest rate to 11.25% from 10.75%, the first under the country’s new President, Dilma Rousseff. continue reading »

Coffins by Truckload in Brazil- All Must be Buried This Evening Regardless if Identified (VIDEO)

The northern region of Rio de Janiero remains muddy and in shatters after approximately 560 people died from mudslides and rains that over took the area several days ago. The towns are seeing coffins being loaded by the truckload in order to prevent disease. Some town have burial mandates that must be completed by this evening, 5:00 p.m. even if they have not been identified. continue reading »