Protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Things You Need to Know About the Brazilian Protests
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 17:00

If you haven't heard about the protests that have been taking place over in Brazil, then we're about to bring you up to speed. Here are 6 things you need to know about the demonstrations going on in Brazil:

1. The protests have been occurring over the past two weeks and these have been some of the biggest protests since the end of Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship. The protests were organized mostly by snowballing social media campaigns.


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Firefighters outside the Kiss nightclub in Brazil
233 People Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:10

At least 233 people were killed early Sunday morning after a band’s pyrotechnics sparked a rapidly moving fire in an overly packed nightclub with too few exits in southern Brazil.

Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who led rescue efforts for the military police at the Kiss nightclub, told Reuters that the victims died from suffocation or from being trampled on when trying to flee.


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15 Powerful Latinas
The Most Powerful Latinas in the World
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/30/2011 - 16:00

Smart. Fierce. Ambitious. Fascinating. Those are traits shared by some of the most powerful Latinas in the U.S. and beyond. These women—whether or not you agree with their politics or like their music—are admirable for the tenacity and brains that have put them atop their fields.


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5 Latinas Makes Forbes List of Most Powerful Women
Forbes Names 5 Latinas to Its List of Most Powerful Women
By Amaris Castillo | 08/26/2011 - 10:48

This week, Forbes released its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, and we were excited to see five Latinas included among them. One thing we noticed immediately from the list is how far Latina women have come in politics – something we should definitely be proud of!


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Brazil Flood
Death Toll Rises from Flooding, Mudslides in Brazil
By Erika Ramirez | 01/13/2011 - 15:45

Brazil’s trailblazing female President, Dilma Rousseff, faced the first real test of her presidency as Brazil was hit with deadly flooding and a mudslide that affected several mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro.


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Military Officials Who Tortured Brazilian President-Elect Rousseff Face Civil Su
Military Officials Who Tortured Brazilian President-Elect Rousseff Face Civil Suit
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 17:00

Brazil’s first female President Dilma Rousseff had a history of fighting for her country long before she ever dreamed of holding the highest political office in the land.


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The Rise of Women in Power in Latin America
The Rise of Women in Power in Latin America
By Fox News Latino | 11/04/2010 - 15:50

When Dilma Rousseff was elected to become the President of Brazil earlier this week, Latin America's most populated and wealthy nation confirmed a powerful regional trend. As Fox New Latino reports, South American countries have been bucking machismo stereotypes and embracing female chiefs of state.


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Brazil Elects First Female President
Brazil Elects First Female President
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 08:21

Dilma Rousseff became the first female president elect of Brazil on Sunday, beating out her opponent, José Serra, the former governor of São Paulo, with 56 percent of the vote.


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