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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The year of 2019 was the first year of Brazil’s right-wing Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency. Contradicting expectations, Bolsonaro did not soften his aggressive stance once he took office, and the Brazilian leader, his sons and cabinet...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It has been a jittery few months for countries in South America. There have been protests and demonstrations in cities in Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay. According to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, many of...
The Toffoli factor, Revisited Opinion, by Michael Royster SÃO PAULO, SP - In April 2018, the Curmudgeon criticized votes by STF Justice Toffoli designed to ensure that corrupt PT politicians, including several of his friends, did not go to jail. Six...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Alberto Ramos, head of the Latin America Economic Research team in the Global Investment Research Division of Goldman Sachs, has called for an "ambitious reform agenda" in order to unlock...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice and Public Security Minister, Sergio Moro, meets on Monday in Brasília with governors and public security secretaries to present the anticrime bill that will be sent National...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After more than forty years as a fugitive, thirteen of those living in Brazil, Italy’s Cesare Battisti, was captured in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday. Both Italian...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wednesday, December 19th, was the date of the last plenary session of STF - Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court - in 2018. Court watchers all expected a tranquil afternoon: with no meaty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of Brazilians celebrated on Wednesday afternoon a ruling by one of Brazil’s Supreme Court Justices, which would free former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.The celebration, however, was...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the weeks pass since Jair Bolsonaro won election as President, he’s been taking steps to define his policies and practices after his inauguration on January 1st. These steps include reorganizing...

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