Tag: Congress

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After the recesso branco, where parliament continued functioning but no votes were held, lawmakers now have a long list of crucial votes ahead of them on bills prioritized in the wave...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff promised to overhaul the country’s public services and political system in response to grievances voiced by demonstrations that saw over a million people on the streets last month. Although the government...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate has approved by a wide majority a bill that changes rules governing how the country’s ports are regulated, in a victory for the ruling government, despite last-minute...
By Lucy Jordan and Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After some five hours of impassioned speeches and spirited debate, Brazil’s Congress early Thursday morning voted to overturn President Dilma Rousseff’s line-item vetoes of a new oil...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) in Brazil, deep in the middle of its long-running judgment of their biggest ever political corruption case, the mensalão scandal has now condemned 22 of the 37...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil's Minister for National Integration Fernando Bezerra Coelho has become the latest in a string of President Dilma Rousseff’s ministers to have come under fire following allegations of corruption. The minister...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – You know the saying that people will not take you seriously unless you take yourself seriously first? The same goes for respect, and this seems to be a major problem in...

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