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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, May 17th, Brazilian documentary "O Processo" (The Trial, 2018) made its big-screen debut in Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, the documentary narrates the controversial downfall...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff is expected to decide today, Thursday, if she is to veto - fully or in part - the controversial Forestry Code. On Wednesday she led ongoing...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s political leaders are divided on President Dilma Rousseff’s new stance on how states share oil royalties. Last week her comments, which favored oil-producing states and warned against reneging on...

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