Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Announce Plans for Ailing Economy

Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Announce Plans for Ailing Economy

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rising inflation and plunging economic growth have been major concerns for Brazilians this election year. According to government data, Brazil’s GDP has gone from a growth of 7.5 percent per year in 2010 to forecasts of 0.7 percent in 2014, and Brazil’s Central Bank forecasts […]

Brazil’s Top Presidential Candidates Speak on Education, Health

Brazil’s Top Presidential Candidates Speak on Education, Health

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On October 5th more than 140 million Brazilians will go to the polls to choose the country’s next president. Voters will be looking at the candidates’ positions on important issues, such as health and education to make their choices. The three top candidates, incumbent President […]

Rousseff Increases Lead in Presidential Elections: Daily

Rousseff Increases Lead in Presidential Elections: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest Datafolha Institute poll, shows President Dilma Rousseff with a wider lead over second-placed candidate Marina Silva, less than two weeks before the October 5th Presidential elections in Brazil. The poll released on Friday shows President Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) with 37 […]

Rousseff and Silva Tied for Presidential Elections: Daily

Rousseff and Silva Tied for Presidential Elections: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The results of two opinion polls released on Wednesday show that President Dilma Rousseff and presidential candidate Marina Silva are technically tied in first place for October’s Presidential Elections. The latest poll released by IBOPE shows President Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) with 37 […]

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 […]

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