Brazil’s Rousseff Asks Senators to Vote With Their Conscience

Brazil’s Rousseff Asks Senators to Vote With Their Conscience

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost fifteen hours of being grilled by senators, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, reiterated on Monday (August 29th) that she had committed no crime and asked lawmakers to vote with their ‘conscience’. Today the final speeches by the defense and prosecution will be delivered. […]

Markets Up, Dollar Down During Brazil’s Rousseff Impeachment Trial

Markets Up, Dollar Down During Brazil’s Rousseff Impeachment Trial

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar registered a steep devaluation while the São Paulo stock exchange rose on Monday as investors reacted to the deposition of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the Senate. The U.S. dollar closed the day at R$3.232/US$1, down by -1.21 percent on Monday […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Takes Stand in Her Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s Rousseff Takes Stand in Her Impeachment Trial

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Suspended President in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, takes the stand on Monday in the Senate to defend herself from impeachment proceedings. This is the last chance Rousseff will have to justify her actions before Brazil’s Upper House. The Senate is expected to vote on whether or […]

Tougher Rules for Tax Havens Called for by Brazil

Tougher Rules for Tax Havens Called for by Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil are expected to push for greater efforts to combat those companies and individuals that use international loopholes to pay lower or no taxes at all during the meeting of the G20 group, scheduled for next week in Hangzhou, China. Brazilian officials will […]

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first day of the impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, lasted more than fifteen hours with many tense moments between senators pro and against the suspended leader. Rousseff’s defense attorney, former Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo was one of the emphatic speakers […]

Agribusiness Exports May Help Brazil Out of Economic Crisis Faster

Agribusiness Exports May Help Brazil Out of Economic Crisis Faster

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It is possible to significantly increase the market for Brazilian products abroad if the country is able to break down trade barriers, says a Brazilian diplomat working with the World Trade Organization (WTO), and this could help Brazil come out of its economic crisis faster. […]

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved an executive decree which will extend the federal government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) another three years. The decree allows the more than seven thousand foreign doctors currently in the country to remain in Brazil for the extension of the […]

Finance Minister in Brazil Says Tax Increase May Happen

Finance Minister in Brazil Says Tax Increase May Happen

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite statements earlier this week by some of interim president Michel Temer’s closest aides that the government would not increases taxes in 2017, Brazil’s Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles told a Chamber of Deputies Commission on Wednesday that the decision is not final. “Temporary taxes may […]

Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the impending start of the final phase of her impeachment trial on Thursday, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday continued to vow to fight until the last minute what she calls a ‘coup’ of her government. “You can be sure that this is […]

Rio de Janeiro Received 1.17 Million Visitors During Olympics

Rio de Janeiro Received 1.17 Million Visitors During Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can be considered a success story, with the city receiving more than 1.17 million tourists during the seventeen days between the opening and closing ceremony, concluded Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes on Tuesday (August 23rd). Although the Games cost […]

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