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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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