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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While most of the election talk in Brazil has revolved around the country’s recent municipal elections, for the thousands of American expatriates who call Brazil home, another important election is...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon pays attention to news concerning the Judicial Branch of both Brazil and the USA. He is happy to report that Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has been doing a better...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – “Throw the rascals out!” This cry has been heard for years in U.S. politics, meaning that if elected officials or parties have proven themselves corrupt rascals, the solution is to vote...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Municipal elections were held throughout Brazil last week and the results were, generally speaking, unsurprising, although there were definitely some upsets; happily, there are now a few more Seeming Weirdnesses that...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – October in Brazil means over 5,566 municipalities will be voting to determine mayors, deputy mayors and city councilors – and things are heating up. The first big difference foreign readers should know is...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just sixty days into the campaign, the 2012 municipal elections have already had more politically associated deaths and acts of violence than the 2010 elections. Over the past...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The time has come for a new President of Brazil. In just a matter of days for a new leader will be crowned, and the end of an era will pass. The...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO - The major Brazilian news sources have been dominated by election stories for the last six months it seems, and we've covered it as best we can as well. Now in the last week before...
Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian law requires that all citizens from the age of 18 – 70 are required to vote in the presidential elections held every 4 years. This has lead to a voter turn...
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