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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Rio de Janeiro’s already critical financial situation suffered another blow on Monday, November 7th, with the news that the federal government was freezing all of the state government’s bank accounts until...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Towards the end of April, May Day approaches. Historically, in northerly climes, this portends the spring of life, the joy of annual rebirth. Here in Brazil, sadly, May Day will be...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The title is misleading, because there are several power struggles currently enlivening denizens of Brasília, commentators and editors. One is between Lula and Dilma, or, put another way, between two wings...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, who has played Monopoly© since adolescence, has just realized the Brazilian significance of the “get out of jail free” card. The Gang of Four, a/k/a the leaders of the...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Henrique Pizzolato, the former marketing director of Banco do Brasil, was arrested by Italian authorities in the city of Maranello yesterday. Pizzolato was condemned to twelve years and seven...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The final version of the proposed federal budget (LOA) report for 2013 has cut the amount of funding provided for the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), the government's centerpiece investment...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Demolition work began earlier this week on two newly constructed apartment blocks originally planned to house displaced favela residents in Niterói. Despite being scheduled for completion in July this...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators gathered in sixteen Brazilian cities on Saturday, March 9th, continuing the protests against the recent election of Marco Feliciano as President of the Human Rights Commission. A...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A week after the arrest of the president's ex-chief of staff of the Presidency in São Paulo, Rosemary Noronha claims she is innocent amid accusations of influence peddling and corruption....
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mr. Justice Frankfurter, long ago, exhorted his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court not to enter the political thicket, on the philosophical grounds that judges were not elected by the people,...
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