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Opinion, by Dr. Greg Michener (Ph.D. in political science, University of Texas at Austin) and Hugo Porto Fonseca (Master's in Law, PUC-MG)RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Democracy is a series of tradeoffs. Few are greater than the tradeoff between...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL –The words 'continuity', 'change', and 'alternative' have lost their respective meanings in politics leading up to the 2010 elections in Brazil, instead, through political maneuvering all have been merged into...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sunday's elections in Brazil have sent the presidential race to a run-off round of voting to be contested between Dilma Rousseff (PT, Workers' Party) and José Serra (PSDB, Brazilian...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – As the opinion polls continue to give presidential hopeful Dilma Rousseff a comfortable and steady lead, Brazil has been preparing for another four years under the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, or...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's presidential race may be making most of the headlines, but the country's presidency is only one of the hundreds of seats that will be contested on October 3rd, state governorships...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – As the presidential campaigns hit the airwaves of Brazil's national TV channels, the opinion polls for the upcoming Presidential elections took a dramatic turn, indicating a sharp lead for Dilma Rousseff,...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – In the last of the three profiles of the leading presidential candidates, The Rio Times looks into the life and achievements of world-renowned environmentalist Marina Silva of Partido Verde (P.V., Green...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – With an unwavering and sizable voter support for his bid for presidency, José Serra refuses to be the underdog, despite the ever-growing numbers for his main rival, Dilma Rousseff. In the...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – According to the recent opinion polls, Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Workers' Party), now appears closer than ever to becoming Brazil's next president. In the first of...

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