Monday, October 5th 2009 - 13:01 UTC

Elections Brazilian style: 13% of voters confess to have “traded” their vote

Brazilian ethics: do as I say, not as I do

An estimated 17 million Brazilians, 13% of the electorate, confessed to have traded their vote for money, job or gifts, according to a public opinion poll released Sunday by Folha de Sao Paulo.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 01:09 UTC

Brazil takes to the streets to celebrate Rio 2016 Olympics

A spectacular scenery and music as background for “unforgettable Games”

Thousands poured to Rio do Janeiro streets and famous beaches at mid day Friday to celebrate the selection of the city to host the 2016 Olympic Games, beating out Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid.

Friday, October 2nd 2009 - 09:26 UTC

Brazilian Senate suspends vote on Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

President Chavez is not so popular after all

The Brazilian Senate Foreign Relations committee suspended on Thursday for thirty days the consideration of Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation protocol, following on rapporteur Senator Tasso Jereissati veto recommendation because of the “authoritarian” character of President Hugo Chavez regime.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 07:47 UTC

Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation criticized in Brazilian Senate

Senator Tasso Jereissati rapporteur of the Chavez issue

Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation chances received a full blow this week when the Brazilian senate Foreign Relations committee rapporteur said the hopeful member-country is ruled by an “almost dictatorial” president Hugo Chavez

Tuesday, September 29th 2009 - 13:21 UTC

Lula da Silva’s presidential candidate cured of lymphatic cancer

Chief of staff Dilma Rousseff ready for the 2010 battle

The woman Brazilian President Lula da Silva wants to succeed him is cured of lymphatic cancer, her doctors said Monday.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:43 UTC

Obama’s internet-electoral-strategist contracted by Brazil’s ruling party

Blue State Digital Ben Self is confident internet can revolutionize campaigning in Brazil

The man who ran Barack Obama's game-changing Internet strategy US presidential campaign believes similar methods can transform Brazilian politics and help elect its first woman president, reports Reuters.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:39 UTC

Brazilian Vice-President in favour of possession of nuclear weapons

Jose Alencar, man of few words

Brazil's Vice-President Jose Alencar has said possession of nuclear weapons would enable his country to deter potential aggressors and give the South American nation greater 'respectability' on the world stage, according to a media report from Sao Paulo.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 07:37 UTC

Brazil rejects “ultimatum” from Honduras de facto government

Lula da Silva said Zelaya is a guest of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa

Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Sunday his nation would not comply with a demand from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 10 days.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 13:46 UTC

Iranian leader Ahmadinejad will be visiting Brazil next November

Lula da Silva will be travelling to Iran next May

Brazilian President Lula da Silva confirmed his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Brasilia in November, while he plans to travel to Teheran in May, Brazilian media reported Thursday.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 10:49 UTC

Zelaya’s activities in embassy triggers controversy in Brazil

What is it Mr. Amorim: asylum or refuge?

The activity displayed by ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa has triggered controversy in Brazil’s political establishment and uncertainty about diplomatic jargon such as the extent of the “refuge” condition.


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