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When will 5G arrive in Brazil?

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Superfast 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications, could be launched as early as next year in countries such as the U.S. and China. The new technology promises download speeds up to 20 times faster than we have today. Many believe that it will be pivotal for self-driving vehicles to operate based on real-time traffic… Read More »

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Presidential history of Brazil

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Since overthrowing the Imperial Family in 1889, Brazil has had a total of 40 heads of state, six republics, two dictatorships, and eight constitutions. Only 60 percent of elected leaders of the country completed their terms, with seven presidents being ousted or impeached, five resigning, and four dying in office. This term completion rate is… Read More »

Could Lula be pardoned by Brazil’s next president?

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In jail since April 7, serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption and money laundering, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains the centerpiece of this year’s presidential election. As his understudy Fernando Haddad continues his steep rise in the polls, already closing the gap to far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, the voting begins to… Read More »

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