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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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning hours of July 14th, Rodrigo Maia was elected president of the Chamber of Deputies, defeating congressman Roger Rosso by a vote of 285 to 170. ...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eduardo Paes appears to be heading for re-election as Rio Mayor after an opinion poll published on Saturday gave him a 54-percent share of the vote. The Datafolha poll,...
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