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Opinion by Michael RoysterSão Paulo, SP – It is almost ritualistic for pundits to analyze presidential performance and public opinion during a president’s first 100 days in office; the Curmudgeon has been unable to resist the temptation.During his campaign,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As President Jair Bolsonaro's administration marks its 100 days in office, analysts take a look at promises made during the 2018 Presidential campaign.In the first 100 days, the Bolsonaro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government will auction off twelve airports on Friday which receive annually almost twenty million passengers, and hope to obtain a minimum of R$2.01 billion for the terminals. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said the government is considering allowing mining activity in restricted areas such as indigenous lands and Brazil’s border areas, currently restricted to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced plans to privatize or sell off approximately one hundred state-controlled companies including subsidiaries of Banco do Brasil, Caixa Economica and Petrobras. The goal of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer, confirmed on Sunday that the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Wellington Moreira Franco, will take over the Ministry of Mines and Energy....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a hectic morning rush hour in São Paulo city, due to the partial strike by metro employees, a city court granted an injunction suspending the bidding and privatization auction...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Brazil’s President Michel Temer, is travelling to China on Tuesday to attend the 9th BRICS Summit along with his counterparts from China, India, Russia and South Africa. With Brazil’s economy still...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To increase its revenues and boost the economy, Brazil’s federal government announced on Wednesday a plan to privatize 57 federal holdings in hopes these will yield R$44 billion. Among those...
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