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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In report published yesterday by the Folha do São Paulo newspaper, Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), has been linked to a company under...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, Brazil’s Labor Minister, Carlos Lupi, became the seventh minister to resign since President Rousseff took office in January. The ministry’s chief secretary, Paulo Roberto dos...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s popular former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has called on embattled Sports Minister Orlando Silva and the PCdoB (Communist Party of Brazil) to stand up to pressure and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday morning Mendes Ribeiro Filho was named as the new Minister of Agriculture. He replaces Wagner Rossi, who stepped down on Wednesday after being implicated in the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the arrest of 35 officials from the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday last week, Federal Police investigators are reporting evidence of an embezzlement scheme worth upwards...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday morning Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, Wagner Rossi, released a statement refuting fresh corruption allegations made by Veja Magazine, saying, “This isn’t journalism. It’s reputation assassination.” President Rousseff...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this month, Brazil’s former transport minister, Alfredo Nascimento, resigned following an article in Veja magazine which exposed alleged irregularities in the granting of contracts within the transport...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Last week Rio’s residents witnessed an Easter ritual unique to Brazil. On Holy Saturday Brazilians express their solidarity with Christ by making straw mannequins which represent the Biblical traitor...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The first round of Brazil's forthcoming presidential election is scheduled for October 3, 2010, when the country will choose a successor to current president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. President Lula has...

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