Regions / Brazil

Brazil as a Key Player

In the decade in which it begins its ascent, the country is so important that it is forcing its main competitor in the region, the United States, to redesign its foreign policy to take into consideration Brazil's prominence, a tactic that might destabilize all of Latin America.

The Last Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is best known around the globe, especially among those inclined to hold a critical opinion of capitalism, corporate power, and U.S. military aggression, as the original home of the World Social Forum.
As plans begin to be laid for the World Social Forum’s next round, many are asking if it will become a serious political platform or merely a street party.
Porto Alegre, Brazil ­ As the sixth and final full day of the World Social Forum dawns here on southern tip of Brazil, delegates prepare for a now-familiar routine of dawn to dusk forums, side meetings over meals, and impromptu protests in the foyer of th
On Friday, the WSF got down to serious discussions with seven simultaneous morning sessions examining "the production of wealth and social reproduction."
Every incoming plane into Porto Alegre is overbooked, all hotels, hostels, and empty apartments are full, makeshift campsites are sprouting in city parks, and the crowds in cafes converse in a mix of languages.
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