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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite being informed that a Venezuelan representative would not be able to attend the extraordinary meeting of the Mercosur Council, the country’s representative went to Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, Brazil Supreme Court reinstated Senator Renan Calheiros as President of the Senate on Wednesday December 7th, overturning a decision made by Justice Marco Aurelio de Melo...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian Supreme Court Justice removed Senator Renan Calheiros from the Senate Presidency on Monday, December 5th, after he was found guilty of embezzlement last week. The removal of Calheiros...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s President Michel Temer reaches the six-month mark as head of South America’s largest country, over the weekend, the Temer administration released a video account of the president’s accomplishments...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The tension between Mercosur partners increased on Tuesday, September 13th as chancellors from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay decided not to allow Venezuela to occupy the presidency of the...

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