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Brazil: Unlikely Any President Would Have Done Better With the Economy

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, and was re-elected Brazil's president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, and was re-elected Brazil's president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Normally I would not go out of my way to defend a former Marxist guerilla fighter. However, among all the bashing Brazil’s re-elected President Dilma...




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  • Masked demonstrators march with photographs of missing students and chant slogans to protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Investigators determined that 28 sets of human remains recovered from a mass grave discovered outside Iguala, in Guerrero state, last weekend were not those of any of the youths who haven't been seen since being confronted by police in that city Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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  • A woman reads Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez's webpage in Montevideo, on May 21, 2014. Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday launched her long-awaited digital newspaper, the first media outlet since the Cuban Revolution not under state control. (Panta Astiazaran/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • This image provided by NOAA Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 shows Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right. At 2 a.m. EDT Thursday the storm had top sustained winds near 125 mph (205 kph) and was centered about 555 miles (1,075 kilometers) south south-west of Bermuda early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving north at 9 mph (20 kph). (AP Photo/NOAA)

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, talks to an army soldier as Colombia's Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, second right, watches, at the Tolemaida military base, in Melgar, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Hagel is on a six-day, three-country trip to South America. Hagel will also travel to Chile and Peru, where he will attend a conference of defense ministers from the Americas. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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  • Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District, on Sept. 10, 2014. Federal authorities on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican drug money laundering. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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  • Prince Charles may try to become Regent soon, according to the latest reports. Here he sits with Queen Elizabeth at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland in September 2014. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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  • Chile’s Top Court Halts Goldcorp’s El Morro Mine

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  • A clandestine grave is seen in Iguala, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. State officials worked Monday to determine whether 28 bodies found in the clandestine graves are of the students who were attacked by local police in Iguala. President Enrique Pena Nieto called the deaths "outrageous, painful and unacceptable."  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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  • Paul Tahmooressi stands outside the Mexican Consulate in Miami, Monday, May 5, 2014, protesting the arrest of his son in Mexico. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine veteran who was arrested and jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border, says he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town. He told the newspaper that Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven across the country to make a new start in San Diego. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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