BRASILIA, Brazil — Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president Saturday, capping a rapid political trajectory for the career technocrat and former Marxist rebel who was imprisoned and tortured during the nation's long military dictatorship.
By Bradly Brooks, The Associated Press
, January 01, 2011
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Soldiers and police crouching behind armored vehicles trained their rifles on dozens of entrances to a sprawling slum Saturday, giving drug traffickers a chance to surrender before storming what is considered the most dangerous area of Rio de Janeiro, a city set to host the 2016 Olympics.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government sought an explanation Monday from the private university that expelled a woman for wearing a short, pink dress to class, creating an uproar on the Internet and throughout a nation where skimpy attire is common.
Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president of Honduras, is back in his country after being deposed in a military coup d’etat June 28. Zelaya appeared there unexpectedly Monday morning, announcing his presence in Tegucigalpa, the capital, from within the Brazilian Embassy, where he has taken refuge. Hondurans immediately began flocking to the embassy to show their support. Zelaya’s bold move occurs during a critical week, with world leaders gathering for the annual United Nations General Assembly, followed by the G-20 meeting of leaders and finance ministers in Pittsburgh. The Obama administration may be forced, finally, to join world opinion in decisively opposing the coup d’etat.
Amy Goodman, Hearst Newspapers
, September 24, 2009
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