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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 8.8 million residents of São Paulo city will go to the polls on Sunday, October 2nd, to choose the city’s new mayor and 55 council representatives. While three...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bus fares in Rio de Janeiro will return to R$2.75 after massive protests erupted across the country, mayor Eduardo Paes announced last night during a press conference in Rio’s Zona...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests over bus fare increases have turned violent over the last two weeks and are spreading across Brazil. Up to 20,000 mobilized against the hike in São Paulo, and between...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - At least 235 people have been arrested and 55 injured as violence took over the streets of central São Paulo last night, after a fresh protest against a recent hike...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Voters in fifty cities, including seventeen state capitals, headed back to the polls on Sunday in the second round of Brazil’s municipal elections, to decide on their prefeito or...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fernando Haddad (PT) has been elected mayor of São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city and business center, in a hard-fought second round of voting in Brazil’s municipal elections. He beat rival...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) has found at least ten politicians and business figures guilty of setting up the cash-for-votes mensalão scheme, the biggest and most drawn-out scandal in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilians in fifty cities, seventeen of which are state capitals - including São Paulo - head back to the polls for the second round of voting in the 2012...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The 2012 Brazilian municipal elections will not take place until October but with rifts between staunch allies, and political rivals forging unexpected deals, this year’s elections have already taken on national significance....
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