Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff is the latest in a power surge of women in global leadership positions.
Entering the ranks of global leadership, Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff becomes the 18th woman head of state currently in power when she takes office in January.
Brazil voters elected Dilma Rousseff in hopes of extending the policies of popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. After handing over the sash of office Jan. 1, what will Lula do next?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (l) welcomes the President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (r) at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.
Dilma Rousseff won 56 percent of the vote in a Brazil election runoff after running on a campaign promising continuity with incumbent President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's policies.
Dilma Rousseff, the handpicked successor of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, headed into today's Brazil election poised to beat centrist challenger, Jose Serra, according to polls.
Male orangutan Tuan examines a carved pumpkin at the animal park Hagenbeck in Hamburg, northern Germany. Two days ahead of Halloween the eight orangutans in the park received pumpkins from their keepers.
Latin America's transition to democracy seems well established, with credible elections this year throughout the region. The recent Ecuador uprising underscores how dangers remain.
Following a Brazil election debate that got heated over an exchange on abortion, Jose Serra's voter support climbed within several percentage points of ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff.
An endangered black male rhinoceros, with its horn partially cut off, stands in a cage after a radio transmitter was implanted in its horn before translocation at the Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya's Rift Valley on Tuesday. After implanting radio transmitters into the horns to track the animals, and notching their ears, Kenya Wildlife Service is moving 10 black rhinos to the Tsavo National Park, southeast of Nairobi, to reestablish the population.