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  1. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    São Paulo running out of water in run up to World Cup

    Back in January, at what I had hoped was the height of São Paulo’s unusually intense summer heatwave this year, I went out...

  2. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    Guest post: the power of subnational diplomacy

    By Rodrigo Tavares of the São Paulo State Government Although France was the first European country to recognize the...

  1. 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,...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2013

    Brazil: stuck between investors and protesters

    When protests broke out on São Paulo’s streets two weeks ago the city’s mayor, Fernando Haddad, and its governor, Geraldo...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2013

    [snap] Brazil states and municipalities give in to protesters, bus and metro fares reduced

    Brazilian media are reporting that Brazilian local governments have agreed to the demands of mass demonstrations over the...

  4. October 17, 2008

    São Paulo mayoral race turns dirty

    The race to become mayor of São Paulo has turned dirty with Marta Suplicy, the candidate of President Luiz Inácio Lula da...

  5. October 6, 2008

    Brazil elections set to deliver big upset

    Municipal elections held across Brazil on Sunday delivered at least one upset late in the evening as Marta Suplicy,...

  6. October 30, 2006

    Lula wins easy victory in Brazil election

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil won a decisive victory in the country's presidential election last night....

  7. October 29, 2006

    Brazil’s Lula seeks reconciliation

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil won a decisive victory in the country’s presidential election last night. With...

  8. October 29, 2006

    October 29: Wall Street loves Lula, too

    Wall Street bankers are relaxed and happy this weekend as Brazil’s presidential election goes into its second round. As J....

  9. October 23, 2006

    Prospect of big Lula victory raises fears over achieving economic reforms

    Brazilians surprised many onlookers this month when they forced President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva into a run-off election...

  10. October 22, 2006

    October 22: Privatisation is a dirty word

    Brazil’s presidential election will be decided on Sunday, October 29, in a second-round run-off between president Luiz...

  11. October 22, 2006

    Prospect of big Lula win raises reform fears

    Brazilians surprised many onlookers this month when they forced President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva into a run-off election...

  12. October 15, 2006

    October 15: Security Council stand-off

    Latin America’s inability to agree which country should represent it on the United Nations Security Council means that the...

  13. October 12, 2006

    Lula extends lead before Brazil poll

    With the run-off election just over two weeks away, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has widened his lead over...

  14. October 11, 2006

    Brazil poll shows Lula expanding lead

    With the run-off election just over two weeks away, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has widened his lead over...

  15. October 10, 2006

    Alckmin puts Lula on defensive in TV debate ahead of run-off poll

    The battle for Brazil's presidency has taken on a more aggressive tone following the first televised debate between...

  16. October 9, 2006

    Alckmin puts Lula on defensive in debate

    The battle for Brazil’s presidency has taken on a more aggressive tone following the first televised debate between...

  17. October 8, 2006

    October 8: Confrontation looms in Ecuador

    According to the last polls released before Ecuador’s presidential elections on Sunday, October 15, Rafael Correa, the young...

  18. October 7, 2006

    Modernisers gain ground in Brazil

    A new political landscape is emerging in Brazil following the surprise failure of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president,...

  19. October 3, 2006

    Lula prepares for Brazil run-off campaign

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil was gearing up for another month of campaigning yesterday after being forced...

  20. October 2, 2006

    Lula prepares for Brazil run-off campaign

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil was gearing up for another month of campaigning on Monday after being forced...

  21. October 2, 2006

    Lula's big lead falls away as Brazilians cast votes

    Brazil's presidential election was heading for a cliff-hanger last night after early results showed no clear majority for...

  22. October 1, 2006

    Brazil’s Lula forced into surprise run-off

    Brazilian voters have delivered an unexpected setback to president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who had been widely expected...

  23. September 25, 2006

    Lula's lead over election rivals narrows

    As Brazil's election campaign enters its last week before polling day on Sunday, what looked set to be a shoo-in for Luiz...

  24. September 24, 2006

    September 24: Geraldo’s last chance

    As Brazil’s election campaign enters its final week, a perfect storm may be gathering over the candidacy of Luiz Inácio Lula...

  25. September 24, 2006

    Lula’s lead over election rivals narrows

    As Brazil’s election campaign enters its last week before polling day on Sunday, what looked set to be a shoo-in for Luiz...

  26. September 22, 2006

    Corruption scandals lap at Lula's ankles

    Just as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, seemed certain of re-election on October 1, his government is being...

  27. September 21, 2006

    Corruption scandals lap at Lula’s ankles

    Just as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s president, seemed certain of re-election on October 1, his government is being...

  28. August 30, 2006

    Lula poll pledges fall short on details

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva unveiled his platform for re-election yesterday, promising to stimulate growth by...

  29. August 29, 2006

    Lula’s election pledges offer few details

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva unveiled his platform for re-election on Tuesday, promising to stimulate growth by...

  30. August 27, 2006

    August 27: Time’s up, Ulises

    Anyone seeking to understand Mexico’s growing political tensions should visit Oaxaca, where a three-month teachers’ strike...

  31. August 16, 2006

    Brazilian voters face trial by advertising

    Life has changed for Brazil's television audiences. For the next 6½ weeks, from Monday to Saturday, they will be invited to...

  32. August 15, 2006

    Brazilian voters face trial by TV adverts

    Life has changed for Brazil’s television audiences. For the next six and a half weeks, from Monday to Saturday, they will be...

  33. August 15, 2006

    The left makes it a three-way tussle

    Just a few weeks ago, it seemed that Brazil's presidential election in October would be a straightforward race between...

  34. August 14, 2006

    How resilient Lula is homing in on a second term

    Prime-time soap operas on TV Globo, Brazil’s dominant broadcaster, revolve largely around the love lives of impossibly...

  35. August 14, 2006

    The left makes it a three-way contest

    Just a few weeks ago, it seemed that Brazil’s presidential election in October would be a straightforward race between...

  36. August 13, 2006

    August 13: Amlo goes too far

    On the weekend Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s leftwing presidential candidate, threatened the country’s highest...

  37. August 12, 2006

    São Paulo braced for a Father's Day massacre

    For the third time this year the people of São Paulo are preparing for a weekend of gang violence - timed to coincide with...

  38. August 11, 2006

    São Paulo braced for a Father’s Day massacre

    For the third time this year the people of São Paulo are preparing for a weekend of gang violence – timed to coincide with...

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