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Opinion by Jeb BlountRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I’ve rarely been as depressed about Brazil’s future as I was watching the giant Brazil-wide protests May 30th against Brazilian President Michel Temer.On the surface at least, the rallies were a...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Journalist Franklin Martins recently released his third volume of “Quem foi que inventou o Brasil? – A música popular conta a história da República" ("Who invented Brazil? -...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff deemed the opposition's efforts to establish a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into alleged irregularities at state-controlled Petrobras a "political dispute" this Monday, April 7th....
By Maria López Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Valdir Raupp, affirmed last Monday that his party will attempt to join forces with the ruling Workers' Party (PT) to...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Groups that represent Brazilian doctors published an open letter criticizing the harsh conditions imposed by the Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) on its participants on Sunday, February 9th....
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was one of three heads of states who paid homage to the late South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, with speeches...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Capistrano de Abreu was a Brazilian historian who died 86 years ago on August 13, 1927. His fifteen minutes of fame arose from his having proposed a most concise Constitution: “Article...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the weekend in Lapa, Brian Eno gave a lecture on his creative process at Circo Voador. The artist, who has an audiovisual art installation “77 Million Paintings” at the...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2012 London Olympics draw nearer and the preparations start here in Brazil for the World Cup 2014 and the Rio Olympics in 2016, fostering a relationship between...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - President Lula's chosen successor Dilma Rousseff has received a significant boost to her campaign to succeed the enormously popular Luis Inácio Lula da Silva.Rousseff officially gained the support of the nation's largest political...
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