Politician in TV ad irks officials (UPDATE)

18 Jul 2014
(Since this July 7 report the election judge change his  ruling and said "Tiririca" could appear in the ad promoting Bomnegocio.)It seems that workers and executives at Bomnegocio are not laughing anymore. Earlier this week, Brazil’s election officials banned one of their funny TV commercials, which featured politician Francisco Oliveira Silva, better known as “Tiririca.”The former clown n

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Léo Siqueira

Léo Siqueira joined the AIM Group in 2014 as writer and analyst for Latin America. He is a multimedia journalist based in, but not limited to Campinas, Sao Paulo. Siqueira has been writing, reporting, and consulting for different news outlets and corporations in Brazil and in the US. Siqueira has worked for almost three years as a correspondent in Brazil with ICIS, the world’s largest information provider for the global petrochemical industry, and has been working with other global publishers, such as USA TODAY and Motorsport.com. His expertise includes general news coverage, online, print and multimedia journalism, and corporate communications as well. In this particular area, he has been working with international clients.