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Dilma Done, Replaced by a Convict. And This Is Brazil!

Post on May 12, 2016, 9:35 am by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

So, there are lots of people dancing in the streets in Brazil today.  The Real has already reacted, people believe that by ousting Dilma, Brazil is finally going to be “okay”.  Not so fast, my friends.  Dilma’s ouster isn’t going to cure Zika.  Dilma’s ouster isn’t going to clean up Rio Bay in time for Continue Reading…

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Petrobras Scandal Explains Brazil

Post on May 10, 2016, 3:02 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

On Wednesday, something surprising and strange happened in Brazil: The president, Dilma Rousseff, appointed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her political mentor, to her own Cabinet. That same day, a Brazilian judge ordered the government to release a wiretap recording of Rousseff — yes, the government is listening in on its own president Continue Reading…

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More people are filing to become citizens in the face of anti-immigration politics

Post on April 25, 2016, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

  At a recent fair at the Long Beach Convention Center, more than 3,000 immigrants got free help filling out citizenship applications and practiced casting ballots at mock voting booths. Events like this almost certainly were not what Republicans intended when they blocked President Obama‘s program to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. But the new nationwide Continue Reading…

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Rio Olympic Venues Ready

Post on April 12, 2016, 1:06 pm by admin 0 Comments

In early 2014, a senior Olympic Committee official returned from a trip to Rio de Janeiro and declared Brazil’s preparations for the Summer Games to be the worst he’d ever seen. In the two years since, a crippling recession set in, dozens of construction executives were ensnared in a nationwide corruption scandal and the president Continue Reading…

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Blackstone Eyeing Up Brazil

Post on April 4, 2016, 1:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Investment firm Blackstone Group LP hired advisers from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to consider acquiring a controlling stake in Brazilian shopping mall operator BR Malls Participacoes SA , a newspaper reported on Sunday. Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo, without citing sources for its information, said the acquisition would amount to Brazil’s biggest-ever real Continue Reading…

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Dilma Closer Getting the Boot

Post on March 31, 2016, 1:50 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president. Brazil’s largest political party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), said it will leave its coalition with the ruling Workers’ Party (PT), Reuters reports. That means we’re one step closer to seeing the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the end of her party’s decade-plus rule over the world’s seventh-largest Continue Reading…

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