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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The announcement of a nine and a half year jail term for former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stirred financial markets on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar plummeting against...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Brazil closed 2016 with a retraction of 3.6 percent, making this current recession (2015-2016) the biggest the country has faced since 1947 when the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), closed the second quarter of 2016 down by 0.6 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). This is the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The recent appetite for riskier assets throughout the world has led the Brazilian real to its highest level against the U.S. dollar in more than thirteen months, closing...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Security officials in several cities in Brazil are bracing for what promises to be another tense day in the country, with supporters of former president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The extremely turbulent day on Wednesday, with Brazil’s Speaker of the Lower House accepting the request for the start of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff did not affect significantly...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The speaker of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, accepted on Wednesday a request to open impeachment proceedings against the country’s leader, President Dilma Rousseff. Cunha stated that there was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her economic team try to convince Brazil’s Congress to approve unpopular austerity measures to try to halt the economy from further disintegration, international financial...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The manufacturing sector in Brazil helped to boost the flagging economy in the second quarter of 2013 and led to slightly increased GDP forecasts for the entire year. However, the...
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