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Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Jair Bolsonaro, a/k/a “o Mito” has been elected President of Brazil. He had over sixty percent majority support in all regions of Brazil except its Northeast, where PT’s candidate Fernando Haddad...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Continuing our curmudgeonly concentration on the State of Rio de Janeiro, we look at its legislative assembly (ALERJ), where the October 7th election decidedly created surprises, the greatest being the success...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The most sacred cow in Brazil is Petrobras. When calved in 1953, its birthright included a monopoly over the exploration, production, development, refining and distribution of oil and gas. It lost...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On March 23, 2018, the online streaming platform, Netflix, launched "O Mecanismo" (The Mechanism), a series based on the "Operação Lava Jato" (Operation Car Wash), the investigation against the biggest...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, August 3rd, Brazil’s Legislative Branch is scheduled to vote on whether to permit Brazil’s Judicial Branch to judge Brazil’s Chief Executive for the crime of corruption.The vote is NOT whether...
Opinion by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last September, a federal prosecutor accused former President Lula of being the mastermind and supreme leader of the Mensalão and Petrolão schemes. Nevertheless, there are still people in Brazil who truly...
Opinion by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past weekend, while 100,000 people were protesting on Copacabana Beach against beleaguered President Temer, the Prez himself, safely ensconced in Brasília after calling out the Army to protect him from...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday (May 28th), from 11AM, a free concert is set to happen on Copacabana Beach, aimed at calling for President Temer's exit and direct presidential elections. Caetano Veloso, Mano Brown, Criolo,...
Opinion by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Brazil's Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Reporting Justice Fachin. The petitions are...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Polls released yesterday show that, in elections for President of Brazil, in the first round, against all comers, the winner would be former President Lula. Then they show that in the...
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