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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the undefined coalitions and the weak economic and political scenario in the country, Brazilian political parties will start to choose their Presidential candidates Friday for this year’s October...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) in Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday (June 28th) with Facebook and Google to prevent the proliferation of fake news during the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian real registered another day of registered heightened volatility on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar closing at its highest rate in almost two years. After surpassing the R$3.51/US$1...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian prosecutors are investigating if UK firm Cambridge Analytica used data to create profiles from millions of Brazilians which would predict political behavior and help its Brazilian partner company...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Amidst heavy security, the appeal hearing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started on Wednesday morning in Porto Alegre, with prosecutors and defense lawyers trying to sway the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday by a straight margin over opposition candidate Aecio Neves. With 99.7 percent of votes counted Rousseff obtained 51.6 percent of the valid...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last voter intention polls conducted by Datafolha and Ibope before Sunday’s Presidential elections give Brazil’s incumbent President Dilma Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) a slight lead over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To guarantee security during Sunday’s election, Rio de Janeiro state officials have announced that five thousand extra police agents will be patrolling streets during the second round of elections....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than five days from presidential elections in Brazil, incumbent President, Dilma Rousseff, has edged her way to the lead, ahead of Aecio Neves, 47 percent to 43 percent of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Presidential candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial endorsement on Sunday in his bid for the top spot in Brazil. Third-placed candidate Marina Silva, of the PSB (Socialist Party) officially endorsed...
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