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Tag: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Nearly half of the 25 high-ranking politicians and businessmen convicted in Brazil's landmark mensalão trial started turning themselves in to police last Friday and serving their prison sentences. This...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has criticized the probable presidential candidate Aécio Neves while defending his successor's record during a meeting with business leaders in Rio de...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Former Senator and 2010 presidential candidate Marina Silva will meet with members of the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB) this week to define a mutual political platform just three days...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The head of Brazil's Olympic Public Authority (APO), the organization responsible for centralizing the country's efforts for the sports mega-event, has resigned amid a political dispute just two weeks before...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A week after the arrest of the president's ex-chief of staff of the Presidency in São Paulo, Rosemary Noronha claims she is innocent amid accusations of influence peddling and corruption....
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Portuguese part of the title is a shorthand description for politicians who manage to get elected and re-elected because they get popular things done even though they have feathered their...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This has been a turbulent month for Dilma Rousseff's government. As commented on by the Curmudgeon, former Chief of Staff and “de facto Prime Minister” Antonio Palocci, the president’s right-hand man,...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The initial growth acceleration program, or PAC, planned for 2007 to 2010, earmarked investments of R$504 billion (US$306 billion) to be spent on infrastructure issues.  Of that, R$346.5 billion was earmarked...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A colleague recently asked if I could explain what I mean by saying that we, as a society, are all responsible for Rio de Janeiro’s “problems.” Here’s a try.The heavy rainfalls...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Journalism students are taught early on not to use words like “for the first time ever.” Nonetheless from the plethora of articles on Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro, in Complexo...

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