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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, took to social media on Wednesday to criticize a project by a House of Representatives delegate which would cut the budget of one of the...
By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - This Saturday "The House" plays host to Cineclube, an event that screens various thought-provoking documentaries which touch upon social and political issues. These events, which started at the end of...
By George Utley and Maria Creamer, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 21st President Dilma Rousseff was officially announced as the Worker's Party (PT) 2014 presidential candidate for re-election in October this year, while Michel Temer will...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A rumor that the Bolsa Família anti-poverty program was set to close led to hundreds of thousands of families withdrawing the state benefit over the weekend. Caixa Econômica Federal, the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day (WYD 2013) set to arrive in Rio, the city has seen pacification operations in favelas at the base of Corcovado...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry for Cities has announced it is launching an inquiry into accusations that former civil servants defrauded the government’s major public housing program, known as Minha Casa Minha...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has reiterated his support for Brazil’s incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, to run for a second term in office in the 2014 presidential...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Public spending in Brazil increased by 10.7 percent in 2012, according to figures revealed by the Integrated Financial Administration System (SIAFI), with the majority of this investment funding social...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Facebook has overtaken Orkut as Brazil's most visited social networking site, according to analytics firm comScore. The figures shows that in December 2011 Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook had 36.1 million unique-user visitors,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff summoned her government to the annual ministerial meeting on Monday to take stock of the past year, and set out plans and goals for...
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