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    1. beyondbrics

      18 hours ago

      Brazil opinion poll shows unexpected Dilma bounce

      Like the country’s soap operas, Brazil’s presidential elections have been full of drama, improbable story lines and...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Workers’ party looks to Lula

      With Brazil’s 2014 election well under way, the ruling Workers’ Party is already unveiling its heavy artillery piece for the...

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    1. 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 PSDB...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: why Dilma and Aécio both lost at home

      What went wrong? With the close of the first round of voting in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, the two candidates...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: the ghost of Lula

      With just over two weeks to go until Brazil’s election run-off, the country is bracing for one of the most acrimonious...

    4. October 2, 2014

      Investors vote with their sales slips on Brazil election

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, issued a warning to his party faithful during a campaign rally for the...

    5. October 1, 2014

      Brazil election swings between hope and fear

      Financial markets in the developed world do not seem to care. For the most part, they have shrugged off chaos in the Middle...

    6. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff backed as shift to the left prompts fears for Brazil’s markets

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been defiant in his backing of his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, as she...

    7. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff poll lead spooks Brazil bourses

      Brazil’s markets are poised for another hair-raising session on Wednesday after two new polls showed President Dilma...

    8. September 28, 2014

      Presidential poll: Race for Brazil’s driving seat

      Marlly Maués Maciel has little doubt about how her poor riverside community is likely to vote in Brazil’s presidential...

    9. September 25, 2014

      South America’s boom time is over, now for the political hangover

      Venezuela may be teetering on the brink of a default. The Argentine economy is on the ropes. And Brazilians, fed up with...

    10. September 22, 2014

      Like Lula, Marina Silva can refresh Brazil’s tired politics

      Brazilian elections often produce the unexpected on the day but this presidential campaign looks like it might top them all....

    11. 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 watch a...

    12. September 9, 2014

      Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 21, 2014

      Brazil: housewife for president!

      Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

    14. August 20, 2014

      Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

      Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

    15. beyondbrics

      August 18, 2014

      Mind-boggling conundrum of Brazil’s elections

      If anyone had any doubts about the political significance of the tragic plane crash that killed presidential candidate...

    16. August 18, 2014

      Marina Silva injects charisma into Brazil’s presidential campaign

      Marina Silva has made a habit of escaping death. Growing up in a poor family of rubber tappers in the Amazon jungle, she...

    17. 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 London...

    18. 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 successive...

    19. June 22, 2014

      Rousseff party nomination win ends speculation of Lula comeback

      Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has officially declared President Dilma Rousseff its candidate for elections in October,...

    20. June 11, 2014

      Rousseff’s fate hangs on World Cup glory

      President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of re-election for a second term in October are hanging in the balance as Brazil prepares...

    21. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2014

      World Cup catches Brazilian politics offside

      And the winner is What will be the legacy of the World Cup for Brazil? Until now, most people have looked at this question...

    22. June 8, 2014

      Pre-match nerves before the big game

      What a difference between Brazil’s performance on and off the pitch. Its footballers are renowned for their dazzling skill...

    23. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2014

      Brazil: missing out in Africa

      Remember the days when Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sought to make Latin America’s largest country...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2014

      World Cup: are Brazilians unexcited?

      When in 2007, Fifa president Sepp Blatter awarded Brazil the right to host the 2014 World Cup, Brazilians celebrated like...

    25. May 25, 2014

      Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

      The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

    26. 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 the...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2014

      Brazil and Fifa: no love lost

      Brazil’s rocky relationship with Fifa, football’s world governing body, has reached a new low. In some of his most...

    28. May 14, 2014

      Brazil’s leaders look to keep a lid on World Cup protests

      Pelé, the man known as Brazil’s greatest footballer and usually referred to with the honorific O Rei do Futebol (King of...

    29. May 7, 2014

      Brazil’s love of ‘pork’ explains obesity levels

      Looking for a job where you barely have to turn up for work, get paid about 27 times the minimum wage and can retire early...

    30. May 4, 2014

      Former governor offers Brazil new option for president

      Eduardo Campos provides a straightforward prognosis for what is ailing Brazil. The former governor of Brazil’s northeastern...

    31. May 1, 2014

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff boosts welfare support ahead of poll

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has struck a blow against her opponents in elections scheduled for October by sharply...

    32. April 20, 2014

      The beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws

      The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is...

    33. April 13, 2014

      Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

      Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

    34. March 26, 2014

      Public-private partnerships help Brazil’s transport get back on track

      Few projects better illustrate the frustrations of Brazil’s efforts to develop infrastructure than the urban railway under...

    35. March 26, 2014

      Big projects fuel northeast Brazil’s push to keep momentum

      As the bus enters the site of the future industrial zone, an expanse of civil construction works stretches as far as the eye...

    36. February 24, 2014

      Brazil: Loss of faith

      For weeks workers at São Paulo’s Itaquerao stadium have been clearing up the damage from a deadly construction accident in...

    37. February 14, 2014

      Hard facts in a fictional prophecy of French decline

      The journalist Nicolas Baverez has just published a dystopian novel showing the dramatic turn for the worse France will take...

    38. January 22, 2014

      Brazil considers the cost of welfare as growth slows

      In a television campaign by Brazil’s ruling Workers Party, the country’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joins...

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