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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles was in Washington D.C. on Thursday (October 12th) and said Brazil has the potential to grow by four percent per year - in the next three...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, recorded a victory on Tuesday (October 10th) as a report by the Chamber of Deputies recommended that the latest charges against the Brazilian leader for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Opposition lawmakers in brazil are in an uproar after news came out over the weekend that the Temer Administration authorized more than R$15 billion worth of funds for amendments sponsored...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A month ago, the Curmudgeon wrote about a sweeping proposal to reform the French political system, made by France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron. In France, the success of that reform...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past weekend, while 100,000 people were protesting on Copacabana Beach against beleaguered President Temer, the Prez himself, safely ensconced in Brasília after calling out the Army to protect him from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Executives from Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS told federal prosecutors that the company paid politicians like current Senate President, Eunicio Oliveira and former Foreign Relations Minister and current Senator Jose Serra,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, asked for R$2 million from JBS President Joesley Batista, according to the executive in his plea-bargaining agreement. With the latest turn of events Supreme...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, November 29th, while thousands protested outside Brazil’s Congress building, the Brazilian Senate approved a Constitutional Amendment (Pec 55 in Senate PEC 241 in Chamber of Deputies) that would...
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