Tag: 2014 Presidential Elections

By Lise Alves, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This year’s presidential election campaigns should cost a total of R$916.7 million, according to data received by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). With the numbers released by the TSE for...
By George Utley and Maria Creamer, Contributing ReportersRIO 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 Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Once considered a landslide favorite for reelection this year, President Dilma Rousseff is facing an increasingly harder battle. A new poll from Datafolha showed last Friday, May 9th that...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff's government is increasing funding for the landmark Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) program by R$1 billion in 2014. The move, which will funnel...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Former Senator and 2010 presidential candidate Marina Silva will meet with members of the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB) this week to define a mutual political platform just three days...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the June protests the favorite to become the next President of Brazil (among protesters) was Marina Silva. Both a former Senator and presidential candidate, she garnered some forty percent of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Environmentalist and former Green Party presidential candidate Marina Silva had her request to establish a new political party, the Rede Sustentabilidade (Sustainability Network), rejected by Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE)...
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