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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are taking to heart one of the last requests made by the two-term president hours before he turned himself in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from opposition lawmakers, the Brazilian Senate approved on Tuesday a cooperation agreement between the United States and Brazil for ‘peaceful use of outer space’. For some senators, however,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Senate gave final approval late on Tuesday, February 20th to a measure that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-prone state of Rio de Janeiro....
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday the legislative decree that authorizes a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Announced by President Michel Temer last Friday, February 16th, the decree...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – While almost three thousand demonstrated outside Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday the country’s Senate approved a bill which regulates the use of transportation applications in the country. Senators, however, removed two...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday (October 17th) the Senate in Brazil overturned by 44 votes to 26 a Supreme Court decision that suspended Senator Aecio Neves from his legislative seat. The decision comes...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Decisions which will affect the political lives of some of Brazil’s most prominent politicians are expected to keep Brasilia busy this week, as a Chamber of Deputies commission votes on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the seven-hour sit-in promoted by the opposition, four of which were held in the dark, prevented Brazil’s Senate from approving the country’s new labor reform law on Tuesday....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Congress in Brazil signed into effect on Tuesday, Constitutional Amendment 96, which authorizes the practice of vaquejada and rodeos in the country, determining that sporting practices and cultural manifestations with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, asked for R$2 million from JBS President Joesley Batista, according to the executive in his plea-bargaining agreement. With the latest turn of events Supreme...
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