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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sunday’s general elections in Brazil not only elected the country’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, but also thirteen new state governors, including those who will lead Rio de Janeiro, São...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of threats against journalists covering Brazil’s presidential elections has led a group of international human rights organizations to ask Brazilian authorities and the presidential candidates themselves to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than five days before Brazil elects its new president, many Brazilians are starting to get weary of politics, with supporters from both candidates flooding the Internet with fake...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) approved on Tuesday the shipment of federal troops to 357 locations throughout the country during Sunday’s elections to ensure voter safety. The country’s Federal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The electronic ballot machines are one-hundred percent reliable, assured Brazil’s newly appointed Supreme Court (STF) Chief Justice, Jose Antonio Dias Toffoli rebutting suspicions raised by presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seven Sundays from now, Brazilian citizens will go to the polls to elect a new President from among the eleven candidates proposed by Brazil’s myriad political parties. The polling process has now...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Brazilians facing one of their most unpredictable presidential elections since the country’s redemocratization, some of the country’s largest parties are still struggling to find a vice-president for their...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, returned to his São Paulo home Monday morning after spending the weekend in the hospital following an angioplasty and the implanting two stents due to...

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