Abortion, gay marriage and elections: inside the mind of Joaquim Barbosa, Brazil’s most qualified option for President this year

Joaquim Barbosa, chief justice and president candidate.

For the first time in 100 years in Brazil, a Federal Supreme Court (STF) minister is expected to run for the presidency of Brazil in this year’s elections. The former president of the Brazilian Judicial Court, Joaquim Barbosa, 63, is …

The Mensalao trial: the big monthly allowance of brazilian politics and its repercussion on international media

Brazilian democracy is always praised – and priced – in international analyzes on our economy. Since thursday, August 2nd, the start of the trial of Mensalão(big monthly allowance), the economic world is keeping and eye on the proper functioning of …

A female senator aide rises to fame in Brazilian politics, but because of her body attributes

A lawyer and aide to Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP), Denise Rocha, has called the male attention during the deliberation sessions of the last politic scandal in Brazil(look up CPI do Cachoeira). The young woman, who has a sculptural body has …

Local elections start in Brazil, and with it the most bizarre candidates to politicians

Has begun this month in Brazil, the election race that will define the veradores(town councilors) and mayors of each city. This election is the one when the candidates are the closest to the people, for those elected will represent the …

Shaming the unshameable – The Economists take on public sector wages and high taxes in Brazil

In an article in today’s edition, the British magazine The Economist did not spare criticism to the government spending on it’s public workers. In a report entitled “shaming the unshameable – how bureaucrats steal taxpayers,” the publication shows the difference …

Corruption in Brazil, all the truth

According to Transparency International, Brazil appears as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Of 91 analyzed countries, Brazil occupies the 69% place. In Brazil, corruption is historical, was naturalized, you can even say it was considered as …