Stories Brazil from October, 2008

Obama or McCain – Who is Better (Or Less Bad) for Brazil?

This is the first US presidential elections in which Brazilians clearly see issues close to their hearts at stake. Both candidates have at some point touched on biofuels, international trade, Latin American integration and the place of Brazil in the world. Bloggers from Brazil have their say on who is a better president from their perspective.

Dressing Up Palin

The self-confessed moose-hunting hockey mom Sarah Palin has spent a whopping $150,000 on hair, make-up and wardrobe, shopping in places where Joe-six-pack would only dream of window shopping. Bloggers from around the world react.

Will the elections end up in another Bradley effect?

Bloggers throughout Brazil have promoted a new banner in support of Barack Obama, in which the race question is imbued. The "Não vote em branco" strap line has a simple but yet clever word play: in Portuguese, it means both at the same time: "Don't cast a blank vote" and "Don't vote for a white person."

Obama: Made in Brazil

None of the six "Obamas" running for office in Brazil - despite trying hard to capitalize on the American candidate's popular appeal and the wave of Obamania that has taken the country aback - succeeded in getting elected in the recent October 05 municipal elections.

Who Won the Debate?

During the run up to the vice presidential debate, there was much media and blogosphere speculation as how Governor Sarah Palin might handle the debate, whether or not Senator Joe...