When an opposition candidate challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate last month, his reply was "aguila no caza mosca" -- "the eagle doesn't hunt the fly."
Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.
Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.
A day after officials announced the cancer diagnosis of Argentina's president, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wondered Wednesday if the United States could be infecting the region's leaders with the illness.
CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.
Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who remains a popular figure in his country, vowed in a video posted on YouTube to beat his recently diagnosed throat cancer.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin chemotherapy in the coming days to treat a malignant tumor in his larynx, a hospital official said Saturday.
Former Brazilian President Itamar Franco died Saturday morning from complications from leukemia. He was 81.
A leadership summit of five emerging economic powers took a decidedly political turn on Thursday, going beyond customary economic issues with a joint declaration against Western-led airstrikes in Libya and urging a peaceful solution to the conflict.
BRICS nations, the emerging economic titans of Brazil, Russia, India and China meet. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
Former Brazilian Vice President Jose Alencar died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, officials said. He was 79.
The President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya and discusses his trip to Latin America.
It's his first trip to South America, one that many doubted would happen at all.
CNN en Espanol's Alberto Padilla discusses Brazil's economy with CNN's Colleen McEdwards.
Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's president in front of cheering supporters.
Brazil's first female president was sworn in Saturday amid cheers and tears from supporters, many of whom followed her rise from freedom fighter brutally persecuted by the country's military junta in the 1960s to head of state.
She is coming to power holding the hand of a powerful man. Replacing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil on January 1 is 63-year-old Dilma Rousseff, the first woman to govern this South American country of more than 200 million people.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend Saturday's inauguration of Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff, the State Department announced Wednesday.
When one of Brazil's newly-elected congressmen rose to give their victory address, his speech was delivered with all the confidence of a political pro.
Brazil makes history by electing its first female president, Dilma Rousseff.
Dilma Rousseff, who was elected as Brazil's first female president on Sunday, once told reporters that as a typical Brazilian girl in the 1950s she dreamed of becoming a ballerina.
Brazil's new president-elect vowed to continue her predecessor's move to fight against inequality and promote human rights and fight poverty in her victory speech Sunday night.
Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country using alternate travel documents rather than face what they believed to be trumped-up charges, sources said.
As CNN's Shasta Darlington reports, the candidate supported by the current president faces a former big-city mayor.
Brazil's ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff garnered the most votes in Sunday's presidential election but fell short of the majority she needed to avoid a runoff.
Brazil's general election Sunday spans across all levels of government, from the presidency to local offices. But the spotlight will be on the presidential race, with a former Marxist guerrilla positioned to become Brazil's first female president.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has a new Twitter account name -- FelipeCalderon. Not terribly catchy but an improvement over his previous moniker -- presidente_FC.
Mexican investigators have asked diplomats from El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador and Brazil to help identify the bodies of 72 presumed migrants discovered at a ranch in northeast Mexico.
The plane crash in Pakistan Wednesday was at least the eighth major deadly airline crash since January 2009.
It was a swift reaction. After the Colombian government accused Venezuela of harboring terrorists last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke off relations with his neighbor.
CNN's Rafael Romo examines events that led to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cutting diplomatic ties with Colombia.
Even as the United States pushes at the United Nations for sanctions against Iran's nuclear program, three senior administration officials, in a hastily scheduled briefing for reporters, tried late Friday to tamp down a dispute with two allies over the Islamic Republic.
The efforts by leaders of Turkey and Brazil to broker a nuclear deal with Iran reflects growing dissatisfaction with the traditional world order in which the United States is the only superpower, which they view as outdated and unjust.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Sunday he was heading to Iran to join nuclear talks in Tehran involving Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The worst floods in decades leave dozens dead in and around Rio de Janeiro. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
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As befits a returning prodigal son, Robinho's entrance was anything but understated.
Two of the world's oil-rich countries may make it harder for oil companies to do business with them.
We don't yet know where the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 will be played. But some of the bidding countries have already worked out which cities they will use to stage matches if the circus does come to town.
CNN's Natalie Allen reports on dramatic attempts to find survivors of Brazil's deadly mudslides.
The death toll on Brazil's southeast coast rose to 60 on Saturday as rescuers combed through mounds of debris after three days of pounding rain unleashed deadly mudslides, state officials said.
A stationary front continued for a third day Friday to pound Brazil's southeast coast with rain, turning Rio de Janeiro's picturesque hills into nightmarish scenes and raising the death toll to 45, state officials said.
U.S. Representative Chris Smith speaks to the press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, regarding David and Sean Goldman's reunion.
A father and son reunited after an international custody battle planned to spend their first holiday season together in five years at Disney World in Florida, a family friend said.
Brazilian relatives of a 9-year-old boy, caught in an international custody battle with the child's father, will not file any further appeals after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled against them, their attorney told CNN Wednesday.
The father of the boy at the center of an international custody battle is "cautiously optimistic" his son is coming home.
The chief justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of an American father in an international custody battle.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a series of agreements Monday after the controversial Iranian leader arrived at the first of three Latin American nations he will visit this week.
IOC president announces Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the winning host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The 63-year-old bearded fireplug of a man erupted in tears, pulled a white handkerchief from his back pocket, carefully unfolded it and pressed it into his eyes, pulled it away, pressed it again to his eyes, this time with more force, pulled it away again just long enough to take a sip of water, then rubbed them again.
Some Olympic experts believe Barack Obama's trip to Denmark to lobby for Chicago to host the 2016 Games could swing the decision in the U.S. city's favor.
Brazil has confirmed 657 fatalities caused by the H1N1 flu, the highest number of deaths in the world, the nation's Health Ministry said.
Brazil has confirmed 557 deaths caused by H1N1 flu, the highest total in the world, the nation's Health Ministry says.
President Richard M. Nixon and his Brazilian counterpart, Emilio Medici, in 1971 discussed ways their countries could work together to overthrow the socialist government of Salvador Allende in Chile, according to a newly declassified document.
David Goldman speaks with Campbell Brown about his son in Brazil and his fight in courts there to get him back.
Brazil's highest court said Wednesday it does not have jurisdiction over who should have custody of a U.S.-born 9-year-old boy -- his Brazilian stepfather or his father in the United States.
The Brazilian air force said that debris picked up Thursday near where officials believe Air France Flight 447 crashed Monday into the Atlantic Ocean was not from the plane.
A 12-mile oil slick near where an Air France jet crashed Monday into the Atlantic Ocean indicates the plane likely didn't break up until it hit the water, Brazil's defense minister said Wednesday.
A New Jersey man whose son is at the center of a five-year international custody fight that has attracted attention from high-level U.S. and Brazilian authorities expressed hope Wednesday that he will get his boy back.
Deborah Feyerick looks at how U.S. Brazilian relations are caught up with a custody case of an 8-year-old boy.
The jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that disappeared overnight as it entered an area of strong turbulence probably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, the CEO of Air France said Monday.
Both people who died of swine flu in the United States had pre-existing health problems, federal health authorities said Thursday in a report.
At least 18 people have died in heavy flooding across 11 states in northern and northeastern Brazil, according to a statement Tuesday from Brazil's national civil defense service.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Brazil on Thursday for talks ahead of next week's G-20 summit in England.
President Lula of Brazil discusses improving U.S. relations with both Cuba and Venezuela.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says emerging industrialized nations like Brazil, China and India should have a greater say in world affairs.
It was not a week for celebration for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, even though on March 14 he did become the first Latin American leader to be received by President Obama in the White House. First there was the embarassment reported by the New York Times of the Americans changing the date of the White House meeting, allegedly because of the St. Patrick's Day holiday, and then there was that slight misspelling of President da Silva's name in the White House press release. And to top it all off, Wall Street suddenly turned bearish on his country.
A doctor excommunicated by the Catholic Church for performing an abortion on a 9-year-old rape victim received a standing ovation during a national convention on women's health, according to a local media report.
David Goldman says he can't understand why he can't have custody of his son following his ex-wife's death in Brazil. The U.S. government agrees.
An 8-year-old American boy is caught in the middle of an ugly custody battle so high profile that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is using her clout to try to bring the boy home.
Former presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil called Wednesday for the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use and a change in tactics on the war on drugs, a Spanish news agency said.
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended his country's decision to free an Italian fugitive condemned to life in prison for murders he denies committing in the 1970s while a member of an extremist left-wing group.
Slavery may seem like a quaint notion in a 21st century world, but that distinction is lost on up to 40,000 Brazilians who find themselves toiling for no real wages and can't leave the distant work camps where they live.
The presidents of France and Brazil are set to sign several bilateral agreements, including a defense accord that would make Brazil the first Latin American nation to possess a nuclear-powered submarine.
The death toll in flood-ravaged southern Brazil has reached 116 and the first cases of a water-borne, potentially fatal disease are being investigated, the nation's Civil Defense agency reported.
The death toll from historic floods in southern Brazil continued to creep upward Monday, with 112 reported dead, the state news agency said.
Search and rescue officials found nine bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll from flooding in southern Brazil to 109, the state news agency said.
The death toll from flooding in southern Brazil on Thursday climbed to 97, the state news agency said.
The death toll from flooding in southern Brazil continued to climb Wednesday, with officials reporting at least 86 dead, the state news agency said.
The number of deaths attributed to floods in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina rose Tuesday to 84, the state news agency reported.
Flooding in Brazil's Santa Catarina state has left at least 50 dead and more than 20,000 homeless, the state news agency reported Monday.
Heavy rains cause flooding and landslides claiming the lives of dozens in Brazil.
Analysis: Venezuela's Chavez may crow about the demise of the U.S. economy, but it will tighten his own belt. Latin America's big winner may instead be Brazil, the country that has best managed capitalism
Supporters of the popular president do well in local elections, but not as well as expected
The supposedly socialist President, who spoke at the United Nations this week, has turned his country into an economic powerhouse
A government-controlled firm is forging ahead with plans to resume expansion of Brazil's nuclear power program.
They may be perennial World Cup favorites, but the fact that Brazil's national soccer team is dominated by players based in Europe has created an identity crisis for the country's fans
Oil rose nearly $3.50 Friday after gaining more than $5.50 Thursday, erasing $9 of losses from earlier in the week.
Last month photographs of the discovery of one of the world's last "uncontacted" tribes on the Brazil/Peru border made front covers across the world, vividly illustrating a way of life that is mostly unknown and ignored in the industrialized world.
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