At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.» Read More
SAO PAULO-- Officials say German automaker BMW AG will build a factory in southern Brazil. Raimundo Colombo says BMW will invest approximately 1 billion reals to build the plant. Colombo tells the state government's website he will meet with President Dilma Rousseff on Monday "to explain details of the investment."
RIO DE JANEIRO-- The one-time right-hand-man of popular former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty on a corruption charge by a majority of 10 Supreme Court justices Tuesday, who ruled he orchestrated a widespread cash-for-votes scheme that came to light seven years ago.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes’ list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the second-consecutive year, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is No. 2.