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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and the PT party are preparing for a difficult week, with the likelihood of allied PMDB party announcing it is leaving the government and impeachment...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey on the Rousseff Administration shows that 68 percent of Brazilians support the impeachment of Brazil’s President while 65 percent think President Rousseff should resign. The survey, conducted by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian congressional representatives are scheduled to return to work this week and will have to face a wave of controversial issues already at the beginning of 2016. In addition to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Opposition leaders had little time to celebrate winning the chance to head a special committee in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies which will decide whether or not to start impeachment proceedings...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With only a few days before Brazil’s Congress is scheduled to begin its recess, representatives and senators are expected to have a very busy week. Representatives will choose members for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chamber of Deputies’ Ethics Council in Brazil starts to discuss the possible impeachment of Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, on Tuesday. Cunha is accused of a breach in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from dozens of social movements that work towards curbing violence in Brazil, a Special Commission at the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday to approve a project that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Workers’ unions in at least 22 states took the streets on Wednesday to protest the bill that will regulate outsourcing contracts in private companies in Brazil, expanding the types of...
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-running dispute over the evictions facing 520 families housed in the area adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in Zona Sul (South Zone) has reached yet another milestone. On Wednesday...

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