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Christmas Boom for Brazil’s Beggars

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

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 ...

Brazil’s Marina Silva Gets an Easy Ride

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

Brazil Politics: Three Cheers for Marina Silva!

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

Oil Is Not Brazil’s Only Offshore Asset

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

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

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

Brazil’s Lula Starts to Throw His Weight Around

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

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

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