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Brazilian Politics

From Soccer God To Steely-Eyed Pol, Romario Wins Brazilian Hearts

HuffPost Brazil | Grasielle Castro | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

One of Brazil’s most dynamic political figures first rose to fame on the soccer field. Romário de Souza Faria -- commonly known just by his...

The Biggest Scandal of the Brazilian Presidential Campaign Involves Lindsay Lohan

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Nathalie Vassallo

The Brazilian political scene was rattled by an unlikely meddler. "Was Lindsay Lohan paid to endorse their presidential candidate on social media?" -- wondered the Internet in the Southern Hemisphere.

Millions Of Brazilians Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

AP | BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD and STAN LEHMAN | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runo...

Brazilian Football as a Means of Reflecting Upon Brazilian Society

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.17.2014 | World
American Anthropological Association

Did the protests signal a new political maturity, with spectacular events no longer hiding the country's institutional inadequacies? Had the Brazilian giant woken up from dreams of success on the soccer pitch to the realities of "serious" political issues?

Brazil's Internet Constitution

Pedro Abramovay | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Pedro Abramovay

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's House of Representatives has passed a genuine Internet "Bill of Rights," which was unanimously approved by the senate and signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff last week -- much to the delight of civil-society advocates. The legislation, widely described as an Internet constitution, seeks to safeguard online freedom of expression and limit government collection and usage of Internet users' metadata. The bill ensures "net neutrality" (meaning that Internet service providers must treat all information and users equally), and subjects global companies, such as Google and Facebook, to Brazilian law and precedent in cases involving its own citizens.