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- Paris Accords Obligate Brazil to Abandon Conservative Estimates
Following the debate about climate change and energy means living under the symbol of anxiety. There is a chasm between what needs to be done - decarbonize the economy - and what governments are doing and preparing to do in order to rid economies of dependency on fossil fuels like oil.
Published on 08/26/2016 - 09h23
- The Threat to Judicial Independence in Turkey
News about the military coup attempt in Turkey caused indignation all over the world, a natural and expected consequence of a breakdown in democracy in the very 21st century, in a country so relevant in the international scenario.
Published on 08/02/2016 - 10h08
- Opinion: Self-Absorbed, Brazilian Politics Produces a Lot of Heat but Little Light
Within the last 21 days in the British political scenario it has been decided that: 1) The United Kingdom will leave the European Union; 2) The Prime Minister will leave his position; 3) a woman will be the new head of government.
Published on 07/14/2016 - 11h48
- Opinion: The Orloff Effect
Eduardo Cunha resigned, cried, but didn't change. Reappearing on Tuesday (12) in the Lower House, the suspended congressman once again wielded his best-known weapon: the threat.
Published on 07/13/2016 - 11h41
- Olympic Make-Believe
In an interview this week with the "Globo", Carlos Arthur Nuzmann, President of the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee pitched: "We made the commitment to holding the Games without public funding and we are fulfilling it".
Published on 07/07/2016 - 09h17
- Opinion: Will Vice President Temer Really Be the 'Bridge to the Future'?
If Michel Temer becomes president, his administration will face a terrible fiscal situation. The size the fiscal hole - the distance between the current deficit and the surplus that stabilizes the public debt - is somewhere between R$ 150 billion (US$ 42.8 billion) and R$ 360 billion (US$ 102.8 billion), which means something ranging between 2.5% and 6.0% of the country's G.D.P.
Published on 04/25/2016 - 09h59
- Opinion: If Impeachment, Then Who?
The most bizarre fact of Brazil's political crisis is also its most important one: almost every major political figure advocating the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff faces corruption allegations far more serious than those directed at her.
Published on 04/06/2016 - 09h59
- Editorial: Neither Rousseff Nor Temer
President Dilma Rousseff has lost the ability to govern Brazil.
Published on 04/02/2016 - 21h15
- Opinion: 25 Years of Mercosur: Time to Acknowledge Its Achievements
This month marks the celebration of the 25 years since the presidents of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay signed the Treaty of Asunción that founded Mercosur.
Published on 03/28/2016 - 08h48
- Opinion: Vice President Temer Is a Solution Because He Will Prevent Elections
Odebrecht enriched national political rhetoric when one of his people referred to its money laundering department as the "Sector for Structured Transactions".
Published on 03/28/2016 - 08h46