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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With only six months to go before this year's presidential election, at least sixteen candidates have publicly announced they are in the race. Among those vying for the top...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures official inflation in the country, registered a 0.09 percent in March, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising turn of events, federal judge Sergio Moro, sentenced Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to nine years and six months in prison for passive corruption...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Both ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and current Speaker of the House of Representatives Eduardo Cunha are being investigated in two different inquiries of the Lava Jato (Carwash)...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once considered a landslide favorite for reelection this year, President Dilma Rousseff is facing an increasingly harder battle. A new poll from Datafolha showed last Friday, May 9th that...
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....
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of foreigners residing in Brazil has increased by 52.4 percent over the past six months, reported the Ministério da Justiça (Ministry of Justice).  The new data marks the...
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