Topic: Greg Michener
Brazil has performed well, writes guest blogger Greg Michener, but its leaders' swagger reflects an immodesty unmerited for a country as susceptible to the winds of change as Brazil.
09/28/2011 10:58 am
Latin America Monitor Brazil fights corruption at home as it signs Open Government Partnership with the US
Today, Brazil formally unveils its plans for the multi-country initiative, a timely move as ministers are sacked and people take to the streets to demand more transparency.
09/20/2011 02:53 pm
Despite a rash of recent corruption scandals in Brazil, bright spots are appearing, including today's 'March Against Corruption' in support of President Rousseff’s efforts to clean up the capital.
09/07/2011 09:46 am
President Dilma Rousseff has not been shy about sacking ministers accused of corruption, but with no freedom of information law, progress will be limited.
08/25/2011 04:19 pm
Yesterday’s resignation of Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Wagner Rossi marked the fourth ministerial resignation in 8 months - a new record for Brazilian democracy.
08/18/2011 12:06 pm
Rousseff's purge of old-guard ministers – the latest, Nelson Jobim, resigned Thursday – shows a low tolerance for corruption, but she has not brought legal sanctions against the ousted.
08/05/2011 01:10 pm
The simultaneous increase in taxes and the value of the real has put greater pressures on business, particularly the manufacturing and industrial sectors, both of which have become less competitive.
07/28/2011 09:56 am
Latin America Monitor Brazilian President Rousseff's first semester marred by battles with Congress, scandal
Although she has kept Brazil's economy buoyant in her first six months, the president has lost four ministers to corruption scandals and has been unable to keep her congressional allies in line.
07/21/2011 11:04 am
The new US- and Brazil-led initiative to encourage government transparency could provide the US another means to promote democracy and free trade.
07/13/2011 04:36 pm
The Brazilian Congress, which yesterday threatened to stop work if the president doesn't dole out pork, acts with impunity thanks to a culture of consensus that lets malfeasors off the hook, writes guest blogger Greg Michener.
06/29/2011 11:23 am
Brazil has proposed legislation to shorten prison sentences in exchange for taking classes. It could alleviate overcrowding in an overtaxed prison system.
06/13/2011 10:01 am
While a freedom of information law awaits passage in Brazil's Senate, Brazilians remain in the dark about the taxes they pay, despite working nearly half the year just to pay them.
06/01/2011 10:30 am