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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last pre-election debate will occur tonight (September 29th), broadcast by TV Globo at 10:30PM local time, after its moribund novela. It’s as eagerly awaited by Brazilian voters as was that...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Because the Olympics and Paralympics have dominated news from Rio de Janeiro, It may have escaped the attention of those readers of The Rio Times who don’t live here, but Brazil...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday 105 million Brazilian voters went to polling stations and cast valid ballots for President for the second time this month. The turnout was some five million short of that...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2014 Brazilian elections are done and dusted: Marina Silva will be the next President of Brazil. Four crucial things happened last week: (1) both IBOPE and DataFolha polls showed her...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - With Brazilians still dazed with the disappointing fourth place obtained in the 2014 World Cup, political analysts now start to examine whether the loss of the football championship will affect October’s...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The official silly season has just begun, as the dozens of political parties inflicting themselves upon the electorate begin to hold their conventions, where they will nominate candidates for President, Governors,...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former president Lula, of the governing PT (Workers’ Party), released a video in which he backs the PT’s campaign for political reform. Launched last Saturday at the party’s national...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, announced on Monday, December 2nd that he would step down from office on March 31st, 2014 in order to pursue...
Editorial by Doug Gray, editor RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Poet Robert Service probably didn’t realize how apt the words of his 1907 work “The Cremation of Sam McGee” would be a century later in the light of the biggest...



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