Category Archives: Politics

Meet Cláudio Henrique, just one of the Brazilian Barack Obamas

Claudio Barack, as he defines himself, had the dream of being the first black mayor of Belford Roxo (RJ) in 2008, the year that the black leader came to power in the USA. With the slogan “you can change history,” the candidate Cláudio Henrique Barack Obama received 30,000 votes and won third place at this [...]

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Political marketing, a serious matter in Brazil, now leading the way on social media

Five hundred million Reais (R$ 500 million) is the value that Brazilian political parties PSDB, PT and PSB estimate spending on the dispute of this year’s elections. A value that is almost double of what they spent in 2010, around R$ 266 million. The most important fact of this election cost is the origin of [...]

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No end in sight for Brazil and United States visa waiver agreement

A lot has been said in the last two years about United States and Brazil working to extinguish visa for citizens of both countries to visit each other, but recently these talks have halted. At the time, Brazil was well quoted at the international media as a giant waking up with jobs for everybody and [...]

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Brasil, país de todos?!

A book signing that the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez would do at a Bookstore in Sao Paulo was canceled this week due to the turmoil caused by protesters opposed to her. The Cuban blogger tried to answer questions from an audience of about 300 people at the site for 30 minutes, but her speech was [...]

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Playboy magazine publishes photo of former senate aide involved in scandal in Brazil

The Brazilian “Playboy” magazine published a photo of the cover of the magazine essay where the sensual attorney Denise Rocha Leitao will be featured. A former aide in the Brazilian Senate, she was recently exonerated after a purported sex video of herself was leaked on the Internet. According to the publication, the picture of the [...]

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The Mensalao trial: the big monthly allowance of brazilian politics and its repercussion on international media

Brazilian democracy is always praised – and priced – in international analyzes on our economy. Since thursday, August 2nd, the start of the trial of Mensalão(big monthly allowance), the economic world is keeping and eye on the proper functioning of the institutions of Brazil. The international repercussions of the work of the Supreme Court is [...]

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A female senator aide rises to fame in Brazilian politics, but because of her body attributes

A lawyer and aide to Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP), Denise Rocha, has called the male attention during the deliberation sessions of the last politic scandal in Brazil(look up CPI do Cachoeira). The young woman, who has a sculptural body has been very harassed and even an alleged sex tape was found to be lurking in [...]

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Local elections start in Brazil, and with it the most bizarre candidates to politicians

Has begun this month in Brazil, the election race that will define the veradores(town councilors) and mayors of each city. This election is the one when the candidates are the closest to the people, for those elected will represent the people locally in their towns and cities. No shortage of candidates seeking a place to [...]

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Shaming the unshameable – The Economists take on public sector wages and high taxes in Brazil

In an article in today’s edition, the British magazine The Economist did not spare criticism to the government spending on it’s public workers. In a report entitled “shaming the unshameable – how bureaucrats steal taxpayers,” the publication shows the difference in wages of Brazilian workers in private sector and workers in public sector. The magazine [...]

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Corruption in Brazil, all the truth

According to Transparency International, Brazil appears as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Of 91 analyzed countries, Brazil occupies the 69% place. In Brazil, corruption is historical, was naturalized, you can even say it was considered as a natural given, and it is attacked only later after it occurred and reached many [...]

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Politics in Brazil: a clown for mayor of Sao Paulo

The clown Tiririca, a possible candidate for mayor of Sao Paulo in October’s town elections in Brazil has been the subject of a column in Forbes, which carries the title “A clown (really) can become the mayor of the sixth largest city in the world.” The article presents the biography of Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, [...]

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