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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With ten days before the first round of presidential elections in Brazil and candidates still battling it out to see who will go to the second round, many economists...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber rejected on Monday night the request made by the Roraima government to close the state's border with Venezuela. The ruling came hours after a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court started to hear arguments Friday morning (August 3rd) regarding the decriminalization of abortion in the country. More than fifty people, from health workers, to scientists, to...
By Lise Alves RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday to restrict privileged forum for federal representatives and senators. By seven votes to four, the Justices decided that federal lawmakers can...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus request to remain free while appealing his twelve year one month conviction. With the Court’s six...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered in at least 23 cities throughout Brazil on Tuesday to protest against or show support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose habeas corpus request...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however,...
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