Major Policy Shifts in Next Rousseff Term Unlikely

Major Policy Shifts in Next Rousseff Term Unlikely

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff’s narrow victory in last Sunday’s presidential elections has reduced the hopes of economic analysts that in the next four years the government will produce the economic policy reforms Brazil needs to restore investor confidence and resume economic growth. “Growth in Ms. Rousseff’s […]

Brazil’s Central Bank Increases Interest Rate

Brazil’s Central Bank Increases Interest Rate

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) Copom (Monetary Policy Committee) increased the Selic (benchmark interest rate) by 25 basis points to 11.25 percent on Wednesday afternoon, taking the rate to its highest level since November 2011. The last time the Copom increased the […]

Challenges Faced by Brazil’s Rousseff in 2nd Term

Challenges Faced by Brazil’s Rousseff in 2nd Term

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The incumbent President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, won Sunday’s election by a very small margin, leading some political analysts to believe that she will have a difficult time in approving in Congress austerity reforms needed to restore international credibility while still trying to meet demands […]

Brazil’s Stock Market Tumbles With Rousseff Re-Election

Brazil’s Stock Market Tumbles With Rousseff Re-Election

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s stock market (Bovespa) tumbled on Monday, as the financial market reacted negatively to the re-election of incumbent president Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, falling by as much as 6.18 percent during the morning trading hours and closing down by 2.77 percent, at 50,503 points. “The […]

Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected as Brazil’s President

Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected as Brazil’s President

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday by a straight margin over opposition candidate Aecio Neves. With 99.7 percent of votes counted Rousseff obtained 51.6 percent of the valid votes while Neves received 48.4 percent. According to the TSE (Brazil’s Electoral Court) twenty percent […]

Voters Go to Polls Today to Elect Next President in Brazil

Voters Go to Polls Today to Elect Next President in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last voter intention polls conducted by Datafolha and Ibope before Sunday’s Presidential elections give Brazil’s incumbent President Dilma Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) a slight lead over PSDB (Social Democracy Party) candidate Aecio Neves. Datafolha has Rousseff with 52 percent of the […]

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

Presidential Race in Brazil is Still Too Close to Call

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than five days from presidential elections in Brazil, incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, has edged her way to the lead, ahead of Aecio Neves, 47 percent to 43 percent of the total votes, according to polling company, Datafolha. On Monday another Datafolha poll showed Rousseff […]

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

New Datafolha Shows Draw Between Neves and Rousseff

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the survey of the second round of presidential elections taken by Datafolha, candidates Aécio Neves, of the PSDB party, and incumbent Dilma Rousseff, of the PT party, continue in a technical tie. Neves appears with 45 percent of the vote and Rousseff, with 43 […]

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

Marina Silva Endorses Neves in Brazil’s Presidential Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Presidential candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial endorsement on Sunday in his bid for the top spot in Brazil. Third-placed candidate Marina Silva, of the PSB (Socialist Party) officially endorsed Neves, of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) in this year’s presidential elections. “Due to the […]

Brazil’s Presidential Race is Between Rousseff and Neves

Brazil’s Presidential Race is Between Rousseff and Neves

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 142 million Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday and more than a few surprises were registered. Although polls over the weekend pointed to a slight lead of Aecio Neves of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) over Marina Silva of the PSB (Socialist […]

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