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Tag: Sarney

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A friend sent the Curmudgeon an article by Adam Davidson from the New Yorker about “kompromat”, the Russian word for compromising material. The article theorized why Trump never criticized Putin. The...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last September, a federal prosecutor accused former President Lula of being the mastermind and supreme leader of the Mensalão and Petrolão schemes. Nevertheless, there are still people in Brazil who truly...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Polls released yesterday show that, in elections for President of Brazil, in the first round, against all comers, the winner would be former President Lula. Then they show that in the...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – São Paulo’s Commercial Association (Associação Comercial Paulista) announced that the sum of taxes paid by Brazilians since the beginning of 2011 reached one trillion reais 35 days earlier than last year....
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Embattled former President and current head of the Brazilian Senate, José Sarney, may have inched closer to winning the battle for his political survival. The Senate Ethics Committee voted not to...

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