Policy Brief no 78: Mass Protests in Brazil Calling for Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

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Protesters gathered on August 16, 2015 in more than 239 cities in Brazil, as well as outside the country, openly demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff[1]. Inflation, lagging economic performance and corruption accusations against the Government raised Brazilians’ frustration and determined them to take to the streets. Apparently, a considerable parcel of the population […]

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Opinion no 26: Some brief comments on Brazilian nuclear power plants and their role in shaping national power

(FILES) General view of the Angra 1 (R)

Brazilian nuclear power plant Angra 1[1] was resynchronized to the National Interconnected System (SIN) and started functioning again on January 20, 2015, at 16.46, local time, informs Eletronuclear Brasil[2]. Angra 1 had been automatically turned off in the afternoon of the day before, due to an electrical disturbance in the SIN, disturbance which had caused […]

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Opinion no 25: Cybersecurity – an increasingly important dimension of national power in Brazil

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In an article published a few days ago, on January 15, 2015, Brazilian analyst Paulo Brito points out that there is a significant increase in web threats. He cites the latest research of the McAfee Labs that found in the third trimester of 2014 that the number of suspect URLs passed 30 million samples[1]. Thiago […]

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Opinion No.22: Paris terrorist attacks ‘not associated to all the Muslims’, underlines Brazilian analyst

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In an interview for Globo Sem Fronteiras on Januray 9, Brazilian Professor and analyst Fernando Brancoli underlines that the Paris attacks that shook the world in the previous days are not based on a point of view shared by the Muslim community as a whole. “The actions of the Islamic State are not actions associated […]

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News Alert No.103: Brazil assumes rotating presidency of MERCOSUR

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Brazil assumed on December 17 the rotating presidency of MEROSUR for the next six months, following the sequence established in alphabetical order beginning with Argentina[1]. The event took place at the official opening of the MERCOSUR 47th summit in Paraná, in the Argentinian province of Entre Ríos, where Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner transfered […]

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Policy Brief No.63: Brazil and China successfully launch CBERS-4 satellite

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Brazil and China successfully launched on Sunday, December 7, 2014, the CBERS-4 satellite at 1:26 a.m. Brazilian time (03:26 UTC) from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, 700 km from Beijing, informs Defesanet[1]. The satellite entered orbit 12 minutes after launch, and is now sending signals to Earth. CBERS-4 […]

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News Alert No.96: Brazil will install a Naval Mission in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2015

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Brazil is to install at the beginning of 2015 a Naval Mission in São Tomé e Príncipe (STP), an archipelago on the western coast of Africa, Plano Brasil reported on November 27, 2014[1]. The decree, signed by the commander of the Navy, Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto, establishes the tasks of the new military […]

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