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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I will do my best to refrain myself from using a white elephant idiom in the next couple of hundred words, though tough, I will try. Futebol, aka "soccer," is...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – New research shows nearly three-quarters of Brazilians are in favor of continuing the Bolsa Família, an anti-poverty program that gives cash to families in return for ensuring their children attend school...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time, more than half of Brazil’s population is categorized as middle class, according to Voices of the Middle Class, a study undertaken by the Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday in her weekly radio show "Café com a Presidenta" ("Coffee with the President"), President Dilma Rousseff announced that in August the government's housing project Minha Casa Minha Vida...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s economy has boomed its poverty rates have halved over the last two decades according to some reports. The socialist policies of the current and previous...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – As the opinion polls continue to give presidential hopeful Dilma Rousseff a comfortable and steady lead, Brazil has been preparing for another four years under the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, or...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last week Lula and his government presented the new model for oil and gas extraction in Brazil, a plan to control the gigantic underwater reserves of the Santos Basin and...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The roots of Africa in Brazil run as deep as the country's settlement. The African culture has gifted its music, dance and culture to Latin America, and continues to be celebrated...

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