Over the last few months President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been riding the crest of a wave: the Brazilian economy is coming through the global economic crisis relatively unscathed; under his leadership the country has gained a much more powerful
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In recent months Brazil has suffered from a series of what used to be known as ‘unusual climatic events’ -- severe droughts in the south, flooding in the Amazon and torrential rain in the northeast. A small town in the interior of the north
At the end of September, voters in Ecuador enthusiastically approved a referendum designed to consolidate power under leftist president Rafael Correa and to strategically shock the country's flagging economy.