- Brazil Main Page
- The Lula Administration Oversees Economic and Social Reform
- Brazil Elects Its First Woman President
- Former Student Behind Worst School Shooting Brazil Has Ever Seen
- Rousseff Faces Political Crisis as Top Aide Steps Down
- Security Measures Begin for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Club Fire Kills 233 People
- Judiciary Council Rules on Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
- Demonstrations Stun Nation
- NSA Leaks Chill Relationship with the U.S.
- Rousseff Narrowly Wins Re-election
Brazil Elects Its First Woman President
In Oct. 2010's second round of presidential elections, Dilma Rousseff, an acolyte of Lula and his former chief of staff, defeated José Serra 56% to 44% to become the country's first woman president. Because of term limits, Lula could not run for a third consecutive term. Rousseff is expected to follow through with Lula's agenda, but faces the task of improving the country's education, health, and sanitation systems. The vote was seen as an endorsement of Lula and his social and economic policies.