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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Column) It was a spectacularly absurd act of self-sabotage. The Special Secretary of Culture, Roberto Alvim, issued an official statement – in video form – ostensibly to announce the National Arts Award, which echoed...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s new Central Bank (CB) President, Roberto Campos Neto vowed to keep inflation at controlled levels and promote the democratization of the financial system. Campos Neto also defended a...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Immediately after his formal swearing-in as Brazil’s President, Jair Messias Bolsonaro  gave two speeches.  The first was to the assembled Legislative branch and was full of the usual bla-bla-bla about unity...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras’ Board of Directors announced last week that it has accepted the nomination of economist Roberto Castello Branco to the position of president of the company as of January...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s future economy minister, Paulo Guedes, confirmed on Monday the name of economist Roberto Castello Branco as Petrobras’ new president. President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, told reporters that his administration may...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In perhaps the most divisive election in Brazil's history, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected the next president of Brazil, winning 55 percent of the vote over his leftist...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a final push to win over undecided and those who are thinking about annulling their votes, Brazilian presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, of the PT (Workers’ Party) criticized his...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second round in the presidential election will occur this Sunday, October 28th. Notwithstanding recent trends in polls, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Jair Bolsonaro will be elected President...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The PT candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Fernando Haddad, will spend part of today (October 19th) in Rio de Janeiro where his opponent Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) lives. The...

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