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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Gilmar Mendes at Brazil's Federal Electoral Court (TSE) asked prosecutors to investigate several leads hinting at potential illegal financing of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last October. He...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Not long ago, there were reports that the TCU, one of Brazil’s government oversight agencies, was actually going to grow teeth and repudiate 2014’s federal statement of accounts, because of the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the weekend of the 2014 Brazilian runoff elections, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) verified the biometric identification systems to be used in many Brazilian polling...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Environmentalist and former Green Party presidential candidate Marina Silva had her request to establish a new political party, the Rede Sustentabilidade (Sustainability Network), rejected by Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE)...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Voters in fifty cities, including seventeen state capitals, headed back to the polls on Sunday in the second round of Brazil’s municipal elections, to decide on their prefeito or...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Regional election courts have barred more than 300 mayoral candidates in October’s municipal elections from running for office under the Lei do Ficha Limpa (Clean Record Law), which declares citizens convicted...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Minister Cármen Lúcia, president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), said on Friday at the Regional Electoral Court meeting in Rio Grande do Norte that the court “no longer...

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