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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This week the Brazil’s economic team was stunned by the resignation of two of Paulo Guedes’ top aides: Paulo Uebel and Salim Mattar. The departures, however, are not likely to threaten the liberal agenda of...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A tweet by one of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's sons almost caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday night between the South American country and China. Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro tweeted that the culprit for the...
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the massacre in Christchurch, the Brazilian Muslim community is once again on high alert for possible attacks. On the same day as the massacre in New Zealand, the Abu Bakr...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Rio de Janeiro’s already critical financial situation suffered another blow on Monday, November 7th, with the news that the federal government was freezing all of the state government’s bank accounts until...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Towards the end of April, May Day approaches. Historically, in northerly climes, this portends the spring of life, the joy of annual rebirth. Here in Brazil, sadly, May Day will be...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The title is misleading, because there are several power struggles currently enlivening denizens of Brasília, commentators and editors. One is between Lula and Dilma, or, put another way, between two wings...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, who has played Monopoly© since adolescence, has just realized the Brazilian significance of the “get out of jail free” card. The Gang of Four, a/k/a the leaders of the...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Henrique Pizzolato, the former marketing director of Banco do Brasil, was arrested by Italian authorities in the city of Maranello yesterday. Pizzolato was condemned to twelve years and seven...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The final version of the proposed federal budget (LOA) report for 2013 has cut the amount of funding provided for the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), the government's centerpiece investment...

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