Articles by Rasheed Abou-Alsamh
- Gulf States Pit Sunnis Vs. Shiites In Hopes Of Nipping Arab Spring
August 09 2013 8:57 PM
Faced with growing protests, Gulf state monarchs are trying to diffuse opposition by exploiting old rivalries between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
- Protests In Brazil Burst Bubble: Everything Is Not Fine
June 20 2013 11:13 AM
The biggest economy in Latin America was nothing but a success story, according to conventional wisdom. That was wrong.
- The Conflict Behind Brazil’s Agricultural Boom
June 08 2013 10:26 AM
The biggest economy in Latin America is facing a dilemma: more agricultural growth or more land for its native peoples?
- Risks Of Hydro Power: Brazil's Lesson
February 01 2013 5:42 PM
Brazil's president has a bold plan to cut electricity prices. But South America's biggest economy has serious problems with power generation.
- Brazilian Soaps Profit From A New Story Line: The Lives Of The Booming Middle Class
September 08 2012 1:48 PM
The so-called C-class is Brazil's fast-growing middle class, more than 50 million strong. Now there's even a soap opera geared toward upwardly mobile Brazilians, and seemingly everybody -- most of all advertisers -- is taking note.
- Brazil's Trial Of The Century: Corruption Charges May Undo 'Lula' Da Silva
August 11 2012 1:05 PM
Brazil's former president, Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva, is not on trial himself, but his legacy may be destroyed.
- Brazil Shows How Too Much Consumer Debt Can Threaten An Economy
July 14 2012 1:38 PM
Brazil has risen to number six among the world's economies. As it finds itself caught between prosperity and a past of poverty, it's dealing with a pervasive problem: lots of household debt