The World Cup won’t only decide the planet’s best soccer team. The big spectacle’s success or failure will also help determine who’s going to govern Brazil.
A Brazilian clown whose punch line is “It can’t get any worse” may have his likely election to the lower house of congress nullified if he proves unable to read and write.
A $4.5 billion money laundering investigation is putting the spotlight on an underground currency market wealthy Brazilians have used for years to dodge taxes.
Dirce Navarro de Camargo’s discreet ownership of one of Brazil’s oldest industrial empires makes her the richest woman in the country.
In the race to succeed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, only one candidate can match the former union leader’s up-by-the-bootstraps biography: his former Environmental Minister Marina Silva .
"It's a decisive debate."
- David Fleischer on Aug 25, 2014