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    1. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Marina Silva, presidential candidate

      Marina Silva is demonstrating the best way to use the square-bladed rubber tapper’s knife that her uncle made for her when...

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      November 26, 2014

      Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?

      It was close, but they didn’t make it. The political fixers of Brazil’s government had hoped to push through a bill on...

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    1. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Is Brazil's PT prepared to Levy economic growth?

      Is Brazil’s Workers’ Party, victorious in last month’s elections, ready to back any decision by President Dilma Rousseff to...

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      November 12, 2014

      Marta Suplicy's resignation letter: a message to you, Rousseff

      Ministers resign all the time and there’s nothing unusual about one of them handing in his or her notice as the head of...

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      November 10, 2014

      Brazil's economy: better than ever?

      When Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as president of Brazil on October 26, she promised to be a much better president than she...

    4. 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 political...

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      October 28, 2014

      Spectre of Lula returns again to haunt Dilma

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party or PT barely had time to digest her victory in the closest election...

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      October 27, 2014

      Guest post: 5 steps to kick-start Brazil

      By Samuel George and Cornelius Fleischhaker On October 26, 108m Brazilians voted in the second and final round of the...

    7. October 27, 2014

      Real falls sharply on Brazil election result

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll Brazil’s real hit a nine-year low on Monday and stocks plunged as investors reacted with...

    8. October 27, 2014

      Divided Brazil awaits Rousseff after poll win

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll In her victory speech, President Dilma Rousseff said she did not believe the nation’s...

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      October 25, 2014

      Accusations fly as Brazil poll nears

      Little more than a day before the second and final vote in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, incumbent president...

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      October 22, 2014

      Brazil's Lula aims Nazi, playboy taunts at opposition's Neves

      For a few days, it appeared that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had disappeared from the campaign for...

    11. October 22, 2014

      Brazil election heats up as Silva accuses Rousseff’s party of smear campaign

      Three days before voters go to the polls in the closest and most unpredictable Brazilian presidential election for a...

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      October 21, 2014

      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...

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      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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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

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      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...

    27. 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...

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      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...

    29. 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...

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      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...

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      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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

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      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...

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      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...

    38. 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...

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