Brazil

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Marina Silva, former environmental minister of Brazil whose populist appeal has resulted in surging poll numbers and a wave of new voter interest in the election, last week became the presidential nominee of the country's Socialist Party and the frontrunner to challenge current President Dilma Rousseff. Silva replaced the party's previous nominee...
Carey L. Biron, IPS News
The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing...
Mario Osava, IPS News
RIO DE JANEIRO - The death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos...

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With Brazil's World Cup three weeks away, up to 250,000 unsightly poor people have been driven out of their favelas; thousands of subsequently homeless people have been evicted from encampments; strikes and protests are rampant; and thousands of angry squatters remain in encampments set up to protest a country that spends $14 billion "to have a lovely World Cup and for the city to look nice, yet we still see children sleeping in the street." Street artist Paulo Ito's furious portrayal of the...