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Why Did Brazil’s President Change Her Tune on Spying?

After Edward Snowden's revelations, Dilma Rousseff came out as a fierce critic of the NSA. Now she's palling around with Barack Obama.

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Getting a Handle on National Wealth

It’s time to unleash the untapped potential of public assets — and that doesn’t have to mean privatization.

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On Mother’s Day, Brazil Is Sending Its Convicts Home to See Their Moms

In Brazil, Dia das Mães is an unusually big deal. Families gather for celebrations and meals. The retail sector sees a spike in business topped only by Christmas. And thousands of prisoners are released temporarily so that they can go home to visit the women who raised them.

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The Kickback That Killed Brazil

Itaboraí was once a petro-boomtown; it’s now an empty shell. How the Petrobras mega-scandal is destroying ordinary lives and bringing down the rich and powerful.

Report

One of the world's oldest oil firms is betting the farm that natural gas is the wave of the future

The biggest energy deal in a decade is a $70 billion bet that the world is indeed entering the "Age of Gas."

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Greasing the Path to Dilma’s Downfall

Amid a massive oil scandal and a stagnant economy, Brazil’s right has found the opening it’s been waiting for to break 12 years of Workers’ Party rule.

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