Tag: John Fitzpatrick

    Boy cleaning car in Brazil

    Christmas Boom for Brazil’s Beggars

    A few years I wrote an article about a woman selling sweets on the ...

    Governor José Serra and the toucan, symbol of his PSDB party

    Brazil’s Election Race: Time for Serra to Get a Move On

    Everybody in Brazil knows that São Paulo state governor José Serra is desperate to ...

    Brazilian senator Marina Silva

    Brazil’s Marina Silva Gets an Easy Ride

    When Marina Silva left the Workers Party (PT) to join the Greens many observers ...

    Marina Silva

    Brazil Politics: Three Cheers for Marina Silva!

    Welcome back Marina Silva! By announcing her resignation from the Workers Party (PT), she ...

    Ceasa fish

    Oil Is Not Brazil’s Only Offshore Asset

    I visited the Ceasa market in São Paulo recently and was struck by the ...

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    Congress Still Tramples on Brazilians’ Rights 25 Years After “Direct Now”

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the “Direct Elections Now” campaign – known ...

    Blue eye

    Brazil’s Lula Starts to Throw His Weight Around

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s statement that the financial crisis had been caused ...

    A crowded bus in São Paulo

    The Many Faces of São Paulo, Brazil: Tips for Newcomers

    I was looking at an American guide book to Brazil recently and felt great ...