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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil's post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Under pressure from both allies and critics, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, announced his resignation from the top legislative position in the country’s Lower House on Thursday. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The week ahead in Brazil’s political arena promises to be turbulent with the Chamber of Deputies, Ethics Commission deciding on whether or not to vote for the expulsion of Chamber...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim Chamber of Deputies president in Brazil, Waldir Maranhão, decided during the early hours of Tuesday morning to revoke the decision he made Monday morning which could have led...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A day after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to authorize the advancement of impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff vowed to continue to fight for what she called an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The threat of impeachment loomed closer to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, as a special commission of the country’s lower house voted to approve a report recommending the ousting...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than sixty percent of all representatives at the Chamber of Deputies say that they are in favor of the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, according to a survey...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian congressional representatives are scheduled to return to work this week and will have to face a wave of controversial issues already at the beginning of 2016. In addition to...
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