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Politics in Brazil Early kick-off: Is Dilma the same as Lula?

Politics in Brazil Early kick-off From The Economist   The 2014 presidential campaign gets under way Feb 23rd 2013 | SÃO PAULO |From the print edition A CAMPAIGN that officially lasts just three months should mean that Brazil’s next presidential election, due in … Continue reading

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Rio+20 flashes

The Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was a landmark in Latin America in terms of institutional changes towards sustainability goals. For now, we don’t know much on what impact will have Rio+20 in the debate. But we can try to interpret … Continue reading

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First impressions on Dilma’s economic team

Everybody is wondering how the next president of Brazil,Dilma Rouseff,  will behave. Will she follow Lula’s step or will she implement her own agenda, are questions in the back of our minds. She announced this week the names for ministers … Continue reading

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Brazilian Diplomacy through Currency

Brazil uses an abundance of currency for diplomatic leverage. Read the full article, here. Brazil’s foreign-aid programme Speak softly and carry a blank cheque In search of soft power, Brazil is turning itself into one of the world’s biggest aid … Continue reading

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Congressional Corruption in Brazil

A remaining challenge to global perceptions about Brazil: Link to article Brazil’s congress Cleaning up A campaign against corruption Jul 8th 2010 | SÃO PAULO ORGANISED crime takes several forms in Brazil. One is politics—a lucrative trade. Of the 513 … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Global Warming Agenda | World Resources Institute

Brazil has turned its international climate commitments into national law, but that’s only the beginning. Since Copenhagen, over fifty countries have pledged greenhouse gas reduction targets to the UNFCCC. Brazil has gone a step further and turned its commitment into national … Continue reading

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