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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, Brazil’s hugely unpopular President Temer has once again capitulated to the corrupt gang of politicians who have declared war on the Lava-Jato investigations. He has replaced the head of...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Back in Renaissance Days, what is now Italy comprised many local “Republics” (e.g. Genova, Firenze and Venezia) which feuded regularly with each other, occasionally spilling over into bloodshed. Brazil has created...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Days after Brazilian Planning Minister, Romero Jucá, stepped down under suspicion of trying to limit investigations on mega-corruption scandal Lava-Jato (Carwash), another recording has implicated other, high-level officials in the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Congressional leaders and factions in Brazil have now perceived that Dilma is no longer the President, in the sense that she has ceased to preside over anything. To defend her dysfunctional...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The official silly season has just begun, as the dozens of political parties inflicting themselves upon the electorate begin to hold their conventions, where they will nominate candidates for President, Governors,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the names of those who will form the so-called “Comissão da Verdade” (Truth Commission) – a panel of former justice ministers, human rights...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio de Janeiro state enjoyed February with the lowest rates of homicide since statistics started to be recorded in 1991. There were 368 killings in the second month of...
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Recently, The Economist called the Sarney case a “House of Horrors”. Rightly so, the case is unraveling with frightening speed while the Senate stands unaltered during recess. A sizable mathematical...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The first round of Brazil's forthcoming presidential election is scheduled for October 3, 2010, when the country will choose a successor to current president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. President Lula has...
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