Marina Silva Candidacy Shakes Up Brazil Presidential Elections

Marina Silva Candidacy Shakes Up Brazil Presidential Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The untimely death last week of presidential hopeful, Eduardo Campos, from the PSB (Socialist Party) has shaken up this year’s presidential election just seven weeks before the first round of voting – scheduled for October 5th. The replacement of Campos by his running mate, Marina […]

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

Brazil’s 10-Year Education Plan Sanctioned by Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost four years of debates in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally signed into law the country’s new ten-year National Educational Plan (PNE). Among the PNE’s goals are investments of ten percent of the country’s GDP in education by 2024. Currently the federal government allocates […]

World Cup Loss Unlikely to Affect Presidential Elections

World Cup Loss Unlikely to Affect Presidential Elections

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Brazilians still dazed with the disappointing fourth place obtained in the 2014 World Cup, political analysts now start to examine whether the loss of the football championship will affect October’s Presidential elections, and specifically if it will negatively affect incumbent Dilma Rousseff’s chances for re-election. […]

Presidential Campaign to Cost Nearly R$1B in Brazil: Daily

Presidential Campaign to Cost Nearly R$1B in Brazil: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This year’s presidential election campaigns should cost a total of R$916.7 million, according to data received by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). With the numbers released by the TSE for October’s presidential elections, candidates are expected to spend 49.5 percent more than candidates in the 2010 […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Strange Bedfellows

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Strange Bedfellows

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The official silly season has just begun, as the dozens of political parties inflicting themselves upon the electorate begin to hold their conventions, where they will nominate candidates for President, Governors, Senators and Federal Deputies. There are a few things known and a few things unknown, […]

Rousseff, Pezão and Paes Present United Front in Rio: Daily

Rousseff, Pezão and Paes Present United Front in Rio: Daily

By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the run up to a long electoral campaign beginning on July 6th, President Dilma Rousseff praised her partnership with the state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza (Pezão), and the mayor, Eduardo Paes. Speaking at two separate public events in Rio […]

Dilma Rousseff Announced as PT 2014 Presidential Candidate

Dilma Rousseff Announced as PT 2014 Presidential Candidate

By George Utley and Maria Creamer, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On June 21st President Dilma Rousseff was officially announced as the Worker’s Party (PT) 2014 presidential candidate for re-election in October this year, while Michel Temer will stand for re-election as vice-president. The protege and successor of immensely popular ex-President Lula has […]

President Rousseff Announces Welfare Reform: Daily

President Rousseff Announces Welfare Reform: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has declared that there will be changes to the ‘Bolsa Familia’ program which will include higher payments, tax breaks for the worse off and an increase in the national minimum wage to match inflation. The promises of amendments to the social welfare […]

Rousseff: Petrobras Saved Shipbuilding: Daily

Rousseff: Petrobras Saved Shipbuilding: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has said that the shipbuilding industry is expected to reach the milestone of hiring 100,000 workers in 2017. Speaking on her radio program “Coffee with the President” the Brazilian President said that the industry is “strong” and the country has Petrobras to […]

Rousseff Labels Petrobras CPI a Political Dispute

Rousseff Labels Petrobras CPI a Political Dispute

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff deemed the opposition’s efforts to establish a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into alleged irregularities at state-controlled Petrobras a “political dispute” this Monday, April 7th. At a speech in Minas Gerais, Rousseff discarded the claims that she approved of the […]

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