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Brazil's 'big tent' politics

Rodrigo Nunes – The Guardian, 11/06/2010

In the 1970s, economist Edmar Bacha popularised the term “Belindia” as a description of Brazil: a little bit of Belgium and a lot of India, the country was very rich for some and very poor for most. 138 more words

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Waiting for the Dilmismo to begin

Taylor Barnes – Foreign Policy, 11/01/2010

The election of Dilma Rousseff on Sunday had all the trappings of a globally historic event. Daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant father, tortured under the military dictatorship, Rousseff assiduously climbed the administrative ranks into the outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s White House and ran for office to become the first female president in this rapidly modernizing country. 184 more words

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Brazil’s first woman president overcomes opposition, hostile media

Michael Fox – Americas Program, 11/01/2010

Worker’s Party (PT) Candidate, Dilma Rousseff, will be the first woman president in Brazilian history. She was elected into office this Sunday, October 31st, with just over 56 percent of the votes, defeating conservative candidate Jose Serra by twelve points. 105 more words

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Rousseff elected president in Brazil

John Lyons and Paulo Prada – Wall Street Journal, 11/01/2010

Dilma Rousseff, a 62-year-old former leftist guerilla-turned-powerful cabinet minister, was elected Brazil’s first female president in a victory sealed by economic prosperity and the broad popularity of her predecessor and mentor, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. 141 more words

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In a first, Brazil elects a woman as president

Alexei Barrionuevo – New York Times, 10/31/2010

Dilma Rousseff was elected the country’s first female president on Sunday, as Brazilians voted strongly in favor of continuing the economic and social policies of the popular president, 81 more words

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Brazil vote's winners: Evangelicals

John Lyons – Wall Street Journal, 10/29/2010

Brazilians will take to the polls Sunday to determine their next president, but already one big winner of this political season has emerged: evangelical Christians. 190 more words

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Brazil elections: Campaigners criticise weak environment pledges of presidential candidates

Tom Phillips – The Guardian, 10/27/2010

With the second round of Brazil‘s presidential election just days away, campaigners are lamenting the lack of concrete proposals to tackle environmental issues such as Amazon  59 more words

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