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By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the action of this past election, Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff officially steps into the country’s hot seat on January 1, 2011, and many...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The elections of October 3rd failed to name the next president of Brazil, with current president Lula's designated successor and front-runner Dilma Rousseff unable to secure the required absolute...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – As the presidential campaigns hit the airwaves of Brazil's national TV channels, the opinion polls for the upcoming Presidential elections took a dramatic turn, indicating a sharp lead for Dilma Rousseff,...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – According to the recent opinion polls, Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Workers' Party), now appears closer than ever to becoming Brazil's next president. In the first of...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The first televised presidential debate prior to elections took place in São Paulo on August 5th, organized and broadcast by Rede Bandeirantes, with the participation of the four candidates whose parties...
Opinion, by Michael Royster What are we to do with the FARC?  The US and the EU have classified them as a “terrorist” organization that deals in drugs.  On the other hand, Venezuela’s President Chavez has said they are “Bolivarian”...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian presidential contest has been taken up a gear as the official election campaign begins this week and main candidates announce the budgets for how much they think it will...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Gringo Times continues it's coverage of the forthcoming presidential election in this the first of three articles profiling a few of the heavyweight contenders: who they are, a bit...

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