Search Results for "BRIC" : 5

by / on October 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm / in Latin America, Matthew Michaelides, Web Columnists, World

Brazil’s Uncertain Future

by Dilma Rousseff by Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da República (Agência Brasil) [CC-BY-3.0-br]Aecio Neves, by PSDB MG [CC-BY-2.0] With a presidential election run-off to take place in just a couple weeks, Brazil is at a crossroads. Over the course of the first decade of the 21st century, Brazil had its cake and ate it too, with both record levels of economic growth and large decreases in inequality. Annual growth averaged 3.7 pe…

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by / on September 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm / in Latin America, Uncategorized, World

Petrobras and the Brazilian Presidential Election

by “Oil platform P-51 (Brazil)” by Divulgação Petrobras / ABr – Agência Brasil [1]. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0-br via Wikimedia Commons In the most recent Brazilian presidential debate between Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, and Aecio Neves, there was a discussion about the future of oil in Brazil, specifically in regard to continued deep sea drilling. Rousseff, the current president, claimed to se…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm / in Uncategorized

Need For Seed

by During the monsoon months of 1998, unrest swept the agricultural communities of several developing nations, and watchdog organizations mobilized a legion of experts to warn of imminent danger. The concern: biotech giant Monsanto’s acquisition of a patent on genetic use restriction technology (GURT), otherwise known as the “terminator seed.” The ingenuity of terminator technology lies in making the seed incapable of producing fertil…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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by / on February 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm / in Opinion, World

I Love India (And You Should Too!)

by As President Barack Obama put it in a November 2010 speech, the Constitution of India and the United States Constitution “begin with the same revolutionary words.” Those words, of course, are “We the People.” This may seem to be a coincidence of diction, but the rights and ideals of democracy and personal freedom enshrined in India’s 1949 constitution bear a striking resemblance to those articulated in Philadelphia. India, however,…

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