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Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

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Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party (PT) nominated Dilma Roussef on Saturday, February 20, as its presidential candidate for the upcoming October 3 general election. Bloggers debate the implications for Lula's handpicked successor.

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:50   Comments: 0
The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

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The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

The Worldfocus newsroom celebrates the end of the decade with a look at some of the smartest ideas worldwide. We produced an eclectic list of ten innovative solutions to social and political problems. View a slideshow of the winners -- from Bangladesh and Bhutan to Guyana and Rwanda.

Posted: December 30, 2009 19:20   Comments: 0
Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

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Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

Human Rights Watch issued a report this week suggesting that Brazilian police have gone way out of bounds in dealing with crime suspects -- taking justice into their own hands and killing thousands of them in recent years. To take a closer look at police human rights abuses in Brazil and other countries such as Nigeria, Maria Hinojosa interviews Maki Haberfeld.

Posted: December 10, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

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Today: Violence in the Philippines, Ahmadinejad in Brazil

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll from a political massacre rises in the Philippines; scientists say climate change may cause conflict in Africa; and the Iranian president is in Brazil.

Posted: November 24, 2009 12:47   Comments: 1
A young journalist tackles Brazil’s social problems

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A young journalist tackles Brazil’s social problems

Thousands of Brazilian children work on the streets. In this report from Pearl World Youth News, Bruna Santos profiles several children living and working in Brasilia. Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser speaks to her about getting the story.

Posted: November 19, 2009 14:20   Comments: 4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser reacts to the Olympic Committee's announcement. The decision makes Brazil the first South American country to host the Olympics.

Posted: October 2, 2009 10:56   Comments: 3
Political standoff continues in Honduras

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Political standoff continues in Honduras

There is no sign of a quick resolution in the standoff between the de facto Honduran government and the deposed Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner and a contributor in Honduras describe the political climate in the country.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:16   Comments: 2
Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

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Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

In Honduras, supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya again took to the streets on Tuesday night in defiance of a government curfew. Zelaya has been holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras after sneaking back into the country Monday.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:09   Comments: 2
Deposed president sneaks back to Honduras

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Deposed president sneaks back to Honduras

The stealthy return to Honduras by deposed President Manuel Zelaya this week highlights unusual alliances and the significant role of Brazil, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: September 22, 2009 10:54   Comments: 2
H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that the H1N1 virus hasn't mutated into a more deadly strain. However, WHO officials are warning that the pandemic will hit poor countries especially hard. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the dangers.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:49   Comments: 2
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