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Feb 1, 2012
Feb 1, 2012

Analysis: Malaysia’s opposition plots unlikely path to power

DENGKIL, Malaysia (Reuters) – Anwar Ibrahim is free and he knows how to work a crowd.

Wading into a throng of supporters at a rally near the capital Kuala Lumpur last week, the veteran Malaysian opposition leader was relishing his unexpected freedom after being acquitted on sodomy charges that could have ended his career.

Feb 1, 2012

Malaysia’s opposition plots unlikely path to power

DENGKIL, Malaysia (Reuters) – Anwar Ibrahim is free and he knows how to work a crowd.

Wading into a throng of supporters at a rally near the capital Kuala Lumpur last week, the veteran Malaysian opposition leader was relishing his unexpected freedom after being acquitted on sodomy charges that could have ended his career.

Dec 4, 2011

Socrates was maestro of Brazil’s 1982 team

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Socrates, who died of organ damage at the age of 57 on Sunday, was an elegant midfielder who led one of Brazil’s most dazzling soccer teams and stood up to the country’s military rulers.

A qualified doctor who drank and smoked liberally, he died after being admitted to hospital for the third time since August because of liver and intestinal problems.

Dec 4, 2011

Soccer-Socrates was maestro of Brazil’s 1982 team

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Socrates, who died
of organ damage at the age of 57 on Sunday, was an elegant
midfielder who led one of Brazil’s most dazzling soccer teams
and stood up to the country’s military rulers.

A qualified doctor who drank and smoked liberally, he died
after being admitted to hospital for the third time since August
because of liver and intestinal problems.

Nov 24, 2011
Nov 23, 2011

U.N. calls on all leaders to attend Rio “Earth” summit

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – All heads of state should attend a major environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro next year to agree concrete ways of putting the world economy on a more sustainable path and reducing inequality, the United Nations’ official leading the process said Wednesday.

The U.N. summit next June is billed as the most important environmental gathering in a generation, marking 20 years since the 1992 “Earth Summit” in the same Brazilian city produced landmark pacts on biodiversity and the climate.

Nov 17, 2011

Brazil braces for sharper slowdown, eyes easing steps

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil braced for a sharper-than-expected slowdown as a key indicator of economic activity fell on Thursday and the government reportedly considered easing curbs on credit and investment.

Latin America’s largest economy has been a rare global bright spot since last year. But it now appears to be braking more quickly than policymakers had anticipated as it feels the impact of Europe’s debt crisis and slack growth in the United States.

Nov 17, 2011
Nov 17, 2011

As rich world sputters, Brazil looks to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil is launching a top-level drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world are pushing faster-growing emerging economies to trade and invest among themselves.

The new initiative, ordered by President Dilma Rousseff after her three-country trip to Africa last month, comes as nervousness grows in Brazil over the impact in the coming months of Europe’s debt crisis and lurch toward recession.

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      "I cover the politics, economics and people of Southeast Asia from Kuala Lumpur, where I also act as head of editorial for Malaysia and Brunei. I joined Reuters on the Singapore editing desk back in 1997 and have been on the move ever since, from Japan to the Philippines to the U.S.A and then Brazil."
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