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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – August 6th was the deadline for all political parties to register their slates of candidates (president and vice president, governor, senator and federal and state deputies) chosen at their nominating conventions;...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At an event in Brasilia on Tuesday (May 22th), President Michel Temer announced the pre-candidacy of former Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles for October’s Presidential election. The announcement indicates that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major shuffle in the cabinet of Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, is expected this week as officials get ready to leave their posts to be allowed to run in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Finance Minister criticized on Tuesday the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to raise import tariffs on steel and aluminum. According to Minister Henrique Meirelles the measure could harm...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Why does the Curmudgeon focus on Brazil’s political parties now? First answer: Because, like Mount Everest, they’re there—boy, are they there! There are 35 registered parties, another fifty or so...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In addition to being close to closing an agreement with the European Union, the South American Trade Agreement Bloc (Mercosur) is also discussing a possible trade agreement with the United...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Almost two years after Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating for Brazil to ‘BB’, S&P cuts its ratings once again, this time to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, said that if the pension reform is not approved by Congress this year, it will more difficult to pass by lawmakers next year, an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles was in Washington D.C. on Thursday (October 12th) and said Brazil has the potential to grow by four percent per year - in the next three...

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