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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The life-sized posters set up in front of São Paulo’s famous Modern Art Museum, MASP, made Silvia Farias cross the street. “We are talking about democracy in our school now, so I just wanted to see...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – When Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, he promised a conservative shift in customs while adopting a more liberal stance in the economy. To do so, the president has been signing an excessive...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro was elected on the promise of breaking with the old politics of "one hand washes the other", but according to analysts, the president’s political power is being undermined by this congressional...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than twenty years of discussions, the issue of reducing the onset of criminal responsibility from eighteen to sixteen years of age is once again in the forefront of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In addition to protests by teachers and students, investigations into one of his son’s financial activities and the stalemate in social security reform, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, is now facing...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Alberto Ramos, head of the Latin America Economic Research team in the Global Investment Research Division of Goldman Sachs, has called for an "ambitious reform agenda" in order to unlock...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even three months into his term and the government of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is already under fire, with criticism being hurled at his cabinet and himself. This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Turbulence between Brazilian officials led the financial market to tense up in the final hours of trading on Wednesday, with Brazil’s stock market falling by 3.57 percent and the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s government announce the details of the much-awaited social security reform bill, presented to Congress on Wednesday, lines are being drawn, between those who approve of the new...

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