Articles sur Brazil election 2014

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Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is seeking a second term in office when the country returns to the polls this weekend. EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

Brazilians split over choice of two very different government paths

The final run-off of the Brazilian presidential elections, to be held this weekend, represent a decisive moment for Latin America’s largest nation. No matter who wins, will the newly elected government…
Marina Silva no longer leads the race for the Brazilian presidency but is still a contender if she makes it to a second-round run-off election. EPA/Sebastião Moreira

Explainer: Brazil’s presidential race and a rising star’s Green roots

In Brazil’s 2010 presidential election, Marina Silva won 19% of the first-round vote. What was unusual about this result? She was the Green Party candidate and 19% was an almost unprecedented vote for…
A shared past and an uninspiring future. Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Neither Rousseff nor Silva will do what’s right for Brazil

The most positive aspect of the Brazilian election is not just that the two front-runners are are women, but that gender issues are not the major focus of this campaign in the media. Still, the likely…
As candidatas: president Dilma Rousseff (l) and Marina Silva. EPA/Antonio Lacerda

Tension mounts in Brazilian election as first round looms

After a long and spectacular campaign, the world’s fourth-largest democracy will take one of two very different paths – but even in the very last stages of the campaign, it’s impossible to confidently…
The World Cup may be safe in German hands, but the legacy the tournament will leave in Brazil might be contested for some time. EPA/Srdjan Suki

Cultural and political legacies of the World Cup: where to now?

The losing World Cup teams and fans are licking their wounds, while newly crowned world champions Germany will celebrate for at least the next four years. However, the world has already started to ask…
Hopes are high for Brazil as it prepares to host the World Cup and hold an election, but real economic change is unlikely to flow. BostonCatholic/Flickr

Brazil: the awoken giant stumbles

This year’s FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics seem to be a coronation of Brazil’s undeniable and startling success. But with the Brazilian presidential elections looming later this year, a surge in…

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