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Brazil versus Rousseff: democracy won

The Brazilian Congress impeached the head of the executive, president Dilma Rousseff. All senators voted, under the processual supervision of the president of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lewandowski. The result: 61 in favor and 20 senators against the impeachment. Is … Continue reading

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A test for Brazilian democracy

Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection … Continue reading

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Brazil presidential elections: Where will Marina voters go?

Ibope and Datafolha polls both shows Aecio Neves with 51% of valid votes, while Dilma Rousseff has 49%. Where will Marina Silva’s voters go? First take of  Ibope poll: 64% of Marina Silva’s voters in the first round choose Aecio in … Continue reading

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Brazil in 2013

Brazil has been on the top of the list of emerging markets for the last years. Is this going to change from now on? In 2013, we certainly had negative signs: weak growth, inflation, and political interventions in state enterprises. … Continue reading

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Should one worry about Brazilian democracy?

One of the pillars of Brazilian good economic phase is a political stability built over more then 30 years. A turnaround case from the dark 70ths when democracy was “constrained” by the military regime.  Now, signs of concern arise as … Continue reading

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How would you like Dilma, Mategna and PT to run Vale?

Rumors that Brazilian federal government aims to replace Roger Agnelli, Vale’s CEO, have been surrounding the market for a long time. Yesterday, minister Guido Mantega, representing the Federal government as one large shareholder, officially requested Bradesco, another large shareholder, the … Continue reading

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Take away from a Brazilian conference in Dakar

Last Monday,at the magnificent house of the Brazilian ambassador in Dakar, Maria Eliza Teófilo de Luna, I attended  a conference held in by ministers Gilberto Carvalho (Dilma’s minister and former Lula’s chief of staff), Luiza Helena de Barros (minister politics of promotion of racial equality), and Maria … Continue reading

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