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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s municipal elections on Sunday produced more than winners and losers, it revealed a significant apathy by voters with the entire political class. According to official data from the country’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This year’s municipal elections in Brazil will have 1,542 foreign-born naturalized-Brazilians running for city council and mayoral posts, including for mayor in two state capitals. That is the case of Carlos...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned about the recent deaths of ten pre-candidates planning to run in the October municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, the state’s Regional Electoral Prosecutor has asked that the armed...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the booming middle class, 2012 was big for Brazil. The year began with devastating building...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Municipal elections were held throughout Brazil last week and the results were, generally speaking, unsurprising, although there were definitely some upsets; happily, there are now a few more Seeming Weirdnesses that...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – As Brazil prepares for Sunday’s October 7th municipal elections, 640 candidates for mayor in 602 cities will appear on the ballot but might not be allowed to take office if they...
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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