Dilma Rousseff

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden writes that NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of […]

12/17/2013

A man sells portraits of Nelson Mandela outside of the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Quotes from leaders, family at Mandela memorial

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg’s FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Here’s a selection […]

12/10/2013

A portrait former president Nelson Mandela, placed outside his residence in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s government released […]

12/09/2013

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NSA spying threatens to hamper US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry went to Europe to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran. What he got was an earful of outrage over U.S. snooping abroad. President Barack Obama has […]

10/26/2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, opens coalition talks with representatives of the Social Democrats in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies knew that the Americans were spying on them, but they had no idea how much. As details of National Security Agency spying programs have become public through former contractor Edward […]

10/23/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, toasts with Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota during lunch at Itamary Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Phoot/Evaristo Sa, Pool)

Brazil demands clarifications on NSA surveillance

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil demanded answers Tuesday from the U.S. about National Security Agency spying in the country and warned that trust between the two nations would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the […]

08/13/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks as Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin looks on during a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Kerry still hopeful on Mideast peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the recent flap over Israeli settlement announcements likely won’t derail Mideast peace talks, which are scheduled to resume this week. Kerry said at […]

08/12/2013

Faithful cheer in front of Rio de Janeiro's cathedral, background, as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Pope Francis arrives to Brazil’s warm embrace

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis returned Monday to the warm embrace of Latin America, landing in Brazil to begin his first international trip as pontiff. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waited on the tarmac […]

07/22/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]

06/19/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Protesters out again in Brazil’s biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices. In […]

06/19/2013

The Oscar Niemeyer foundation building in Niteroi, Brazil.

Brazil mourns architect Niemeyer’s death

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Hundreds of mourners lined up in Brasilia – Brazil’s modernist capital – to honor internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer during a memorial in the city that most strongly reflects his signature style.

12/06/2012