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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – National pride is celebrated in Brazil this Saturday for Independence Day or Sete de Setembro (7th of September). Most cities in the country will host celebrations for the national holiday that pays...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Antonio Patriota, resigned last Monday, August 26th following the fallout over a Brazilian diplomat's decision to help a Bolivian politician who had been found...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that inflation is “completely under control” yesterday on a radio show in Minas Gerais as consumer price index rates (IPCA) - Brazil's broadest measure of inflation...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff announced that Brazilian flags will fly at half-mast for three days to mourn the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who lost his two year long battle...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Families will see an estimated eighteen percent decrease in their electrical bills while the industrial sector should expect an up to 32 percent decrease in charges, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, Thursday, December 13th, to discuss strengthening ties between the two nations. Medvedev travels to Brazil in February and...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has until November 30th to decide whether she will veto sections of a controversial new bill, set to see oil royalties distributed more evenly among all...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her speech Tuesday (September 25th) at the opening session of this year’s UN General Assembly to rebuff accusations of Brazilian protectionist economic policy. She...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Finance Minister Guido Mantega revised Brazil’s economic growth forecast for this year to two percent Thursday, from an earlier estimate of three percent. The downgrade comes as a response to...

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