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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Of the 29,101 candidates who requested registration to run in this year’s general elections in Brazil, the country’s Electoral Court rejected 1,888 requests, 6.5 percent, according to data from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than one month from the first round of general elections in Brazil, corruption accusations and convictions of some important local and national candidates has pegged this election...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seven Sundays from now, Brazilian citizens will go to the polls to elect a new President from among the eleven candidates proposed by Brazil’s myriad political parties. The polling process has now...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the last day for Brazil’s political parties to legally register their candidates for this year’s Presidential elections, to be held in October, thousands of supporters of former President...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals (TRF) in Porto Alegre will decide whether to confirm, modify or overturn the lower court decision by Judge Sergio Moro that...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) is considering the arcane topic of whether a state legislature has the power to veto a court order to jail a member of that...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Watching Brazil in the last year reminds me of the slow, tragic, predictable and inevitable collapse of some child star’s younger sibling that has flown too close to the sun while...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than three weeks to go before general elections in Brazil, gubernatorial candidates of three states announced they would withdraw their names from the ballots: a direct result of...

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