Lucy Jordan

Politics

China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings Attached

The Chinese premier's four-nation South American tour highlights his country's Latin American interests, starting with a set of development and investment deals in Brazil worth billions.
Lucy Jordan
5.22.15
americas

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Reelected in Bitterly Close Race

Rousseff won 51.64 percent of the vote, to 48.36 percent for business-friendly centrist Aecio Neves in the decisive second round of the poll.
Lucy Jordan
10.27.14
crime & drugs

Brazilian Police Bust 'Darknet' Child Pornography Ring

The Brazilian federal police went undercover as online pedophiles in order to infiltrate the illicit file-sharing networks, which were operating on the “deep web.”
Lucy Jordan
10.16.14
election

Brazil's Presidential Run-Off Pits Dilma Rousseff Against Centrist Aecio Neves

Business-friendly former governor of Minas Gerais capitalized on economic frustration to defeat favorite Marina Silva in the first round of voting.
Lucy Jordan
10.6.14
Politics

As Women Die from Illegal Abortions in Brazil, Presidential Candidates Remain Silent

More than 200,000 Brazilian women go to hospitals annually with complications following abortions. Many of them die and many others don't seek help at all, fearing arrest.
Lucy Jordan
9.25.14
Politics

Marina Silva, Former Illiterate Rubber Tapper, Reshapes Brazil's Presidential Race

When presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last month, speculation immediately focused on the prospects of Silva, his running mate.
Lucy Jordan
9.11.14