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Dilma sees a 46% percent reduction in support by state governors

Paulo Celso Pereira – O Globo, 4/23/2014

At two months and a half from the electoral campaigns, the main candidates for the presidency are in the final stages of assembling their support among Brazilian states. 80 more words

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PSDB will launch the presidential campaign of Aécio Neves on June 14, in SP

Erich Decat – O Estado de S. Paulo, 4/22/2014

During a National Executive meeting of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSBD), members of the party’s leadership set June 14th as the date for the official launching of the presidential campaign of Senator Aécio Neves (MG). 31 more words

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Eduardo Campos says he is against reducing the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Brazil

Anna Fernandes – O Estado de S. Paulo, 4/22/2014

Eduardo Campos, pre candidate of PSB for the Presidency of Brazil, affirmed this Tuesday, April 22, that he is against the reduction of the minimum age of criminal responsibility. 140 more words

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Eduardo Campos affirms he is against the legalization of abortion

Ricardo Brandt – O Estado de S. Paulo, 4/20/2014

The former governor of Pernambuco, Eduardo Campos (PSB), pre-candidate for the Presidency, affirmed on Sunday, April 20, that he is against abortion and that Brazilian legislation is appropriate and suitable for dealing with this issue, and should not be modified. 34 more words

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Future of the internet debated at NetMundial in Brazil

Leo Kelion – BBC News, 4/23/2014

A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed gets under way in Sao Paulo, Brazil later.

The country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, organised the two-day NetMundial event following allegations the US National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored her phone and emails. 20 more words

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World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

Brad Haynes & Luciana Bruno – Reuters, 4/23/2014

Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 soccer fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate. 61 more words

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Brazil's two biggest cities roiled by violence

Luciana Magalhaes & Paul Kiernan – The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/2014

Brazil’s two biggest cities were shaken by unrest on Tuesday, as a professional dancer’s death sparked a violent protest in a Rio slum that overlooks popular beaches, and armed men torched nearly three dozen buses at a depot outside São Paulo. 54 more words

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