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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff won a second four-year term yesterday, defeating challenger Aécio Neves by a slim margin.

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Plummeting oil prices strain faltering Maduro regime in Venezuela.

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On October 26, Brazilian voters will choose between Dilma Rousseff’s statist micromanagement and protectionism and Aécio Neves’s program of economic liberalization and freer trade.

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Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves squared off last night in the first of four debates.

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Recent polls and an important endorsement bode well for free-market advocate Aécio Neves against incumbent Rousseff in the Brazilian election.

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Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.

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President Bachelet’s interventionist policies stall economic growth in Chile.

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Despite winning the most votes in Brazil’s first round elections, Dilma Roussef will have to adjust quickly to confront the pro-growth vision offered by the seasoned Neves and a Social Democratic Party machine that also performed effectively.

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During the course of this campaign, Rousseff has learned to stir up doubts about her opponents – perhaps just enough to save her campaign. What remains to be seen is whether she has learned enough from Brazilians to save her presidency.

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Representatives of Latin America and the Caribbean have chosen Venezuela to represent them in the U.N. Security Council (UNSC). Latin America’s nominee to debate matters of “peace and security” will be a country that is among the least peaceful and most insecure in the Americas.

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