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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...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The final vote on the social security bill at Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies will only be held in August, after congressional members return from their mid-year recess, but its approval in Congress will favor the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration faced its first national strike on Friday, June 14th, with Brazil’s main workers’ unions calling for the population to stay home to show their discontent for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Turbulence between Brazilian officials led the financial market to tense up in the final hours of trading on Wednesday, with Brazil’s stock market falling by 3.57 percent and the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The arrest of former President Michel Temer and the tepid reactions by Brazil’s Congress to the bill that reforms the social security benefits for the Armed Forces led São...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The GDP growth for Brazil in 2018 was disappointing, increasing by only by 1.1 percent compared to 2017, according to Brazil’s Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). For stronger...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil’s government announce the details of the much-awaited social security reform bill, presented to Congress on Wednesday, lines are being drawn, between those who approve of the new...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, delivered the new project for the country’s social security reform in Congress on Wednesday morning. The government estimates that the reform will allow for an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of rumors and uncertainties, President Jair Bolsonaro and the government's economic team have announced they have decided on the pension reform proposal the Executive will be sending...

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