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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro was elected on the promise of breaking with the old politics of "one hand washes the other", but according to analysts, the president’s political power is being undermined by this congressional...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even three months into his term and the government of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is already under fire, with criticism being hurled at his cabinet and himself. This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of escalating violence residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up Friday morning to the news that Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, decided to declare federal intervention in Rio’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 2nd, the Chamber of Deputies will take a roll call vote of its members to determine whether the STF should be allowed to try President Temer while he...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the start of February comes the end of the legislative and judiciary recess in Brazil. On Wednesday Brazilian Supreme Court Chief Justice is expected to choose the Justice who...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Central Bank of Brazil’s Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM) announced on Wednesday evening it was lowering its benchmark interest rate (Selic) by 0.75 percentage points. The Selic now stands at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The most popular chant around Brazil these days is “Fora Temer!” But, you may well ask, what exactly does it mean? As a reminder, Brazil has no Vice President, so next...

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