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    1. March 31, 2016

      What is the Petrobras scandal that is engulfing Brazil?

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is in danger of being impeached only 15 months into her second four-year term. But...

    2. November 15, 2015

      Brazilian institutions have responded well to political crisis

      Bullish on Brazil — really? The Brazilian currency has fallen more than 30 per cent in a year. Interest rates are at 15...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. August 17, 2015

      Rousseff battles a sense of crisis in Brazil

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, can rest easier this week after Sunday’s anti-government marches lacked the...

    2. August 6, 2015

      Brazil corruption clampdown may yet prove to be Rousseff’s legacy

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff chose a recent trip to the US to vent about a topic evidently close to her heart —...

    3. May 18, 2015

      Brazil’s political system broken, says former president

      Brazil’s political system is broken and reforms are needed to restore its credibility in the eyes of voters, according...

    4. May 1, 2015

      Inês Etienne Romeu, Human rights activist, 1942-2015

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, was tortured. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her predecessor, was jailed; and Fernando...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Building groups sued in Petrobras probe

      Brazilian prosecutors have filed a R$4.47bn suit against six of the country’s largest construction companies for...

    6. November 2, 2014

      Brazil’s big problem is Rousseff’s past

      Given the decline in Brazil’s fortunes in the past two years, President Dilma Rousseff has pulled off a striking...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff: I'm a little bit black

      Campaigning for Brazil’s election run-off has begun again and so has the madness, it seems. While there are fewer...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Silva's base edges closer to backing Neves in Brazil

      The coalition of small parties behind Marina Silva are edging closer to supporting Aécio Neves of the pro-business...

    9. September 17, 2014

      Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

      Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister...

    10. September 14, 2014

      Silva’s tale of transformation is personal and political

      To see Marina Silva deliver a speech on the campaign trail for the Brazilian presidential election next month is to...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2014

      Gloves come off against Marina

      If Brazil’s contestants for the presidency had treated Marina Silva with kid gloves last month as a sign of respect for...

    12. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2014

      Brazil's Eduardo Campos: in his own words

      Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate killed in an air crash on Wednesday, paid a visit to the FT in...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 28, 2014

      Brazil's election: is it really the economy, stupid?

      How much lower can it go? The consensus on Brazil’s economic growth this year has been revised downwards for nine...

    14. May 21, 2014

      Brazil in deal to fund Amazon reserve

      The Brazilian government and donors including the World Wildlife Fund announced on Wednesday an agreement to finance...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2014

      Hello 2014: time for a new 'letter to the Brazilian people'

      The 13th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As a new year...

    16. September 17, 2013

      Brazil’s corruption crackdown to be tested in Supreme Court

      It is rare that a sequel lives up to the original blockbuster. That at least is what Brazilians fear as the country’s...

    17. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2013

      Lula: Dilma’s my homegirl

      There has been some noise and confusion around Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party (PT) recently, particularly regarding...

    18. June 25, 2013

      Brazil’s love of the car begins to backfire for political leaders

      In Entreatos, a documentary film about his election in 2002, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian president,...

    19. May 16, 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties between Brazil and the US

      When the Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevêdo clinched the biggest job in global trade last week – as director-general of...

    20. April 21, 2013

      Brazil: The creaking champions

      In 2010, when 60 Minutes came to Brazil to do a piece on the “World’s Next Economic Superpower”, the US television...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 22, 2013

      Guest post: the Brics must act on Syria

      By Martti Ahtisaari and Fernando Henrique Cardoso of The Elders It is unconscionable that March 15 marked two years of...

    22. February 22, 2013

      Brazil: the first big ‘soft’ power

      The only glimpse I ever caught of Oscar Niemeyer came a little over a year ago, when the great modernist architect...

    23. January 9, 2013

      Fears grow of Brazil power shortages

      A shortage of rainfall is drying up Brazil’s hydropower dams, leading to fears of electricity shortages and the...

    24. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2012

      Clinton: thumbs up for Brazil

      It’s official: Brazil has the best long-term prospects of the biggest emerging market economies – Bill told us so. At a...

    25. July 23, 2012

      Latin America dogged by former leaders

      Former brokers never die, runs the old City of London saw, they just trade away. But what of former presidents? Nowhere...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2012

      Brazil, the baby and the bathwater

      What kind of an economy does Brazil’s government want? The answer is not at all clear, as Joe Leahy reports in...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2012

      Mercosur: dead in the water

      “I don’t know what Argentina will do. I believe Brazil will have to reconsider Mercosur.” That’s what the head of...

    28. May 7, 2012

      Correction: Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s name

      ● The final “o” was missing from Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s name in the Correction published on May 4. We apologise...

    29. May 4, 2012

      Correction: Fernando Henrique Cardoso

      ● Fernando Henrique Cardoso served as Brazil’s president from 1995 and was not leading the country in 1990 as...

    30. March 12, 2012

      We urge UN Security Council to revoke Assad’s licence to kill

      From Lord Ashdown, Mr Lloyd Axworthy, Mr Fernando Henrique Cardoso and others. Sir, One year after the start of the...

    31. December 4, 2011

      Debt crisis lessons from Latin America

      It is only vanity that makes anyone believe they are special or “different”. Asia didn’t think Latin America’s long...

    32. August 2, 2011

      Brazil enjoys success amid global ‘insanity’

      Once no strangers to economic crisis themselves, Brazilians in recent months have suddenly landed in the enviable...

    33. June 3, 2011

      We should end our disastrous war on drugs

      The global war on drugs has failed. Readers should not take my word for this. It is the opening sentence of a report on...

    34. June 2, 2011

      Global commission attacks war on drugs

      A group of former international leaders has called the war on drugs a failure, with several members calling for...

    35. January 18, 2011

      Brazil continues to wrestle with dilemma over interest rates

      Shortly after Dilma Rousseff won Brazil’s presidential election last year, the central bank published an...

    36. December 29, 2010

      Brazil’s new leader set to take hands-on role

      Dilma Rousseff takes office as president of Brazil on Saturday, promising continuity with the policies that brought...

    37. November 24, 2010

      Rousseff names senior economics team

      Dilma Rousseff, the president-elect of Brazil, named the senior ministers in her economics team on Wednesday, including...

    38. November 14, 2010

      State of the nation: Evidence of new self-confidence is everywhere

      Visit São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro these days and signs of new-found prosperity and confidence are everywhere. Popular...

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