Alexei Barrionuevo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 00:00
The debate over the law has revealed the stark disconnect between a population that is increasingly supportive of conserving the Amazon and a Congress in which agricultural interests in the country's rural north and northeast still hold sway.
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 00:00
Waving bows and arrows and dressed in war paint, hundreds of members of indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon invaded the construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 00:00
The scandal comes at a time when Ms. Rousseff's government is spending billions of dollars to prepare stadiums and other infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 00:00
Mrs. Kirchner, Argentina's first elected female president, completed a remarkable political turnaround
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 00:00
The northeast has long been plagued by crime, but the increase illustrates how Brazil's economic boom is causing drug-related violence to migrate to other parts of the country as traffickers seek new markets.
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 00:00
"For many years our parents’ generation was afraid to demonstrate, to complain, thinking it was better to conform to what was going on," said Camila Vallejo Dowling, the leader of a university student group.
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 00:00
Venezuelan officials have yet to divulge the exact nature of Mr. Chavez's cancer. The Venezuelan president's insistence that it has not spread is significant, doctors have said.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 00:00
The ruling temporarily halts the government's approval process for the project, which set off large protests around the country in recent weeks
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 00:00
The episode has already renewed pre-election concerns among critics that she lacks the political experience and skill to rein in Brazil's congress.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 00:00
Mr. Palocci said in a statement Tuesday night that while he believed that the decision of the prosecutor, Roberto Gurgel, had “confirmed the legality and rectitude” of his activities, he had decided to resign