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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil approved on Wednesday (April 27th) a bill to curb what it dubs as ‘abuse of power’ by federal prosecutors looking into corruption allegations. On the same...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Senate in Brazil approved on Tuesday, April 18th, the Nova Lei das Migrações (New Migration Law) which establishes rules for the entry and residence of immigrants in Brazil. Now...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the start of February comes the end of the legislative and judiciary recess in Brazil. On Wednesday Brazilian Supreme Court Chief Justice is expected to choose the Justice who...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Violent confrontations were once again seen on Tuesday after Brazil’s Senate approved a bill which will limit government’s spending for the next twenty years, by 53 votes against 16. Despite...
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