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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Gilmar Mendes at Brazil's Federal Electoral Court (TSE) asked prosecutors to investigate several leads hinting at potential illegal financing of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last October. He...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last voter intention polls conducted by Datafolha and Ibope before Sunday’s Presidential elections give Brazil’s incumbent President Dilma Rousseff of the PT (Workers Party) a slight lead over...
By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Political candidates hoping to reach favela populations in Rio de Janeiro, Baixada Fluminense and Região Metropolitana are paying extra for local support, confirm multiple reports. According to a report...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - With Brazilians still dazed with the disappointing fourth place obtained in the 2014 World Cup, political analysts now start to examine whether the loss of the football championship will affect October’s...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite fierce national and international opposition mounted over several decades and a week of last-ditch legal wrangling, the contract for the controversial Belo Monte Hydro-Electric Dam project went to...



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