Social movements and leftist governments have benefited from the Venezuelan president’s vision of integration.
In Brazil’s shantytowns, a new community radio station discusses abuse, unemployment, and environmental issues.
Work on the country’s first nuclear submarines has begun in an effort to defend oil reserves and project global power.
Brazil’s first woman president now has ten women in her cabinet, two short of her 30 per cent target.
Presidential contenders Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra court religious right, altering their positions on ‘moral’ issues.