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News Brazil » Politics: Brazil government acknowledges pension bill going nowhere

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-pensions/brazil-government-acknowledges-pension-bill-going-nowhere-idUSKCN1G31VQ
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage of a bill to overhaul the country’s costly social security system has effectively ground to a halt in Congress and would become a campaign issue in this ...

News Brazil » Politics: Evangelicals’ newfound political clout in Latin America unnerves politicians, Catholic Church

News channel or source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/19/latin-american-voters-turn-evangelicals-social-con/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

But with all his troubles, the Protestant preacher’s political rise — in a country still home to world’s largest community of Roman Catholics — remains astonishing. And with Brazil’s political and economic crisis far from over, some now wonder if ...

News Brazil » Politics: Brazil's Military Takeover Of Security In Rio De Janeiro Is A Looming Disaster

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brazil-military-intervention-rio-de-janeiro_us_5a8b47efe4b0117adf71037c
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Political leaders in both Rio and Brazil, though, have had little interest in such efforts. The last major initiative aimed at reducing crime in the favelas ― a program called “pacification,” originally launched in 2008 ― collapsed shortly after ...

News Brazil » Politics: Brazil sees potential for wider use of the military in combating urban violence

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-brazil-army-police-20180219-story.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military ... saying Temer had not followed the rules for issuing such a decree and saying the move had "political and electoral motivations." It was not immediately clear if that would affect the planned ...

News Brazil » Politics: Brazilian Ex-President’s Loss in Court Is a Big Win for Rule of Law, Economic Freedom

News channel or source: http://dailysignal.com/2018/02/21/the-rule-of-law-gets-a-little-stronger-in-brazil/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

That’s going to make it more difficult for “Lula” to make a political comeback because, as the report continued, “Brazil’s ‘clean record law’ bars politicians with convictions upheld on appeal from running for office.” Lula had been hoping ...

News Brazil » Politics: Spot opportunities after Brazil's 11th straight rate cut

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/blog/spot-opportunities-after-brazils-11th-straight-rate-cut/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The Brazil Local Currency Bond Index has seen several sharp declines from selloffs during this rate-cut cycle, including after the 2016 election of U.S. President Donald Trump and in May 2017 after another chapter in a multiyear political scandal in Brazil.

News Brazil » Politics: Billy Graham in Twilight: The Christian Evangelist Reflects on Politics, Scripture and Mortality in a 2006 Newsweek Profile

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/billy-graham-twilight-evangelist-newsweek-profile-815028
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The two men once traveled together to Brazil, holding long talks ... but I have long been at peace with what I do." For Graham, politics is a secondary to the Gospel, which transcends party lines and, for believers, transcends earthly reality itself.

News Brazil » Politics: Brazilian government admits defeat on pension reform

News channel or source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/brazilian-government-admits-defeat-on-pension-reform/article/515408
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Brazil's center-right government has conceded defeat in its ... That made getting the needed 308 votes out of 513 in the Chamber of Deputies an uphill struggle. Marun said that political conditions for such a measure will now only "come with the election ...

News Brazil » Politics: Brazilian minister says pension reform bill halted in Congress

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/19/reuters-america-brazilian-minister-says-pension-reform-bill-halted-in-congress.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively been halted and would not be put to a vote.

News Brazil » Politics: BRAZIL: Government Gives Up On Voting Pension Reform Amid Legal Issues

News channel or source: https://forextv.com/forex-analysis/brazil-government-gives-up-on-voting-pension-reform-amid-legal-issues/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Brazilian government will give up on pursuing a House of Representatives vote on the pension reform bill, according to Carlos Marun, the chief political negotiator of Michel Temer’s administration. Marun stressed last night that legal obstacles were ...