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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former first lady Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva was cremated on Saturday after doctors declared her dead on February 3rd since she no longer showed brain activity. Ex-president Lula’s wife...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the Brazilian senate. The controversy that arose after the impeachment vote however, was not about Rousseff being ousted from the presidency but the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After months of debates, accusations and justifications, Brazil’s senate is expected to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday. Although many say that the ousting of Brazil’s first woman president...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost fifteen hours of being grilled by senators, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, reiterated on Monday (August 29th) that she had committed no crime and asked lawmakers to vote...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Suspended President in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, takes the stand on Monday in the Senate to defend herself from impeachment proceedings. This is the last chance Rousseff will have to justify...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first day of the impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, lasted more than fifteen hours with many tense moments between senators pro and against the suspended leader....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved an executive decree which will extend the federal government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) another three years. The decree allows the more than seven thousand...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the impending start of the final phase of her impeachment trial on Thursday, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday continued to vow to fight until the last minute...

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