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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 Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza, better known as Pezão (Bigfoot), has prioritized security, health care and transport at the beginning of his tenure, after...
By Maria López Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Valdir Raupp, affirmed last Monday that his party will attempt to join forces with the ruling Workers' Party (PT) to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Plans by the Brazilian government for a plebiscite on political reforms in Brazil, originally brought forward by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the wake of recent mass protests across the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Voters in fifty cities, including seventeen state capitals, headed back to the polls on Sunday in the second round of Brazil’s municipal elections, to decide on their prefeito or...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first round of Brazil's 2012 municipal elections, nine out of 26 state capitals decided on who will be their mayor. In order to avoid a second round,...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Regional election courts have barred more than 300 mayoral candidates in October’s municipal elections from running for office under the Lei do Ficha Limpa (Clean Record Law), which declares citizens convicted...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The 2012 Brazilian municipal elections will not take place until October but with rifts between staunch allies, and political rivals forging unexpected deals, this year’s elections have already taken on national significance....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State deputy Pedro Augusto, who represents the PMDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party) party, was stopped on Saturday night as part of an operation aimed at stopping drunk-driving on...

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