Sustained reforms and strong leadership will enable South Africa to reap economic prosperity, says Lyal White.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was diagnosed with throat cancer on Saturday, casting doubt on his political future.
Brazil offers economic policy lessons for South Africa but not in the manner proposed by Malema or Vavi.
Brazilians are expected to elect a woman as president for the first time, backing her to emerge from the shadow of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Brazil's ruling party candidate and front-runner in next week's presidential election came under heavy fire in a debate over corruption allegations.
Honduras' disputed presidential election is likely to set Washington against emerging Latin American power Brazil.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Brasilia on Monday seeking support for his controversial nuclear programme.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is hoping to make inroads into Brazil's emerging oil and defence industries during a visit there this week.
Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrived on Thursday in Mozambique to launch a project to make antiretrovirals in the country.
Leaders from Brazil and South Africa on Wednesday blamed rich countries for the financial crisis that is hurting the developing world.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is working to salvage world trade talks that recently collapsed.
Talks on a deal to free up world trade are making progress, developing country leaders said on Monday, but the chairperson of key industry negotiations said more needed to be done to reach an agreement. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the Doha round of trade could end in a deal by the end of the year.
World trade talks appeared to be making progress on Wednesday as the leaders of Brazil, India and South Africa said they were committed to reaching a deal. The leaders said differences with rich countries were still blocking agreement in the Doha round, launched nearly six years ago to help developing countries grow out of poverty and boost the world economy by opening up global trade.
Brazil, the only bidding country, were named as the host nation of the 2014 Soccer World Cup finals by Fifa, world soccer's governing body, on Tuesday. Brazil, who have won the World Cup a record five times and are the only country to have played in all 18 World Cup finals tournaments, last staged the event in 1950.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, whose 28-year rule has brought widespread hunger to his country, on Tuesday defended the seizure of land from white farmers, saying he is undoing a legacy of Zimbabwe's former colonial masters. Mugabe spoke to world leaders at a United Nations summit on the global food crisis against a backdrop of sharp criticism over his participation.
The United Nations urged a summit on the global food crisis on Tuesday to help stop the spread of starvation threatening nearly one billion people by lowering trade barriers and removing export bans. "Nothing is more degrading than hunger, especially when man-made," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for concerted international action on rising food prices ahead of the opening on Sunday of five days of talks on globalisation. More than 3 000 delegates from 193 nations are expected to attend the 12th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
More than 3 000 delegates from 193 nations will descend on the Ghana capital, Accra, on Sunday for five days of United Nations talks on globalisation -- against a backdrop of rising food prices and an economic slowdown. The talks will be opened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who will warn that not everyone benefits from globalisation.
Hours after Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro was in "impeccable" health, Castro told local media he was not fit for public speaking. Lula raised eyebrows and quick questions about Castro's political future, saying after a long discussion on Tuesday: "I think Fidel is ready to take on his political role in Cuba."
Centre-leftist Alvaro Colom won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, denying power to a retired general who had sought to unleash the army to fight a violent crime wave. Colom, a soft-spoken textile businessman, had an unassailable lead of 5,4 percentage points over General Otto Perez Molina.