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Brazil’s “new politics” is more of the same

brazil new politics 2018 election
In Congress since 1999, Rodrigo Maia claims to be the “new politics”
brazil new politics 2018 election
In Congress since 1999, Rodrigo Maia claims to be the “new politics.” Photo: ABr

The 2018 election officially began this week. On Thursday, two candidates threw their names into the mix: House Speaker Rodrigo Maia, and former Congressman and Minister Ciro Gomes.

In a speech during his party’s convention, Maia issued some bold statements. “I...

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