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Moody’s Downgrades Brazil

But the outlook is “stable”, says the ratings organization.

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Dilma Staggers To DC

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff comes to D.C. this weekend with hopes of a foreign policy success that will boost her waning popularity at home.

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Struggling Brazil Disapproves of Dilma

With inflation soaring in Brazil, President Rousseff’s approval ratings are sinking to record lows.

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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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