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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, interrupted his Carnival Holiday on Monday to fly to the Northern state of Roraima and meet with officials to discuss the increasing tension there due to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil continues to rise and the country now has 14.2 million unemployed in the quarter ended in March. This is 14.9 percent higher than the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the midst of an economic crisis, Carnival carries on in Rio de Janeiro, now just one week away. Yet the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH) reports that hotel...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a deluxe edition of the audiovisual arts event, VideoAtaq, members of Az0ia Labs art collective and the musicians of Taksi will join special guests 1024 Architecture for a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has extended its policy of reduced IPI (tax on industrialized products) for vehicles for a fourth time, with a return to standard rates now scheduled for December...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Five of the world’s biggest emerging economies, which together make up the BRICS group – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have met in Durban, South Africa, to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian export targets for 2012 are set to be missed for the first time since they were first introduced in 2003 due to a crash in the global price...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During her first official visit to Brazil last week, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), praised Brazil’s economic policies, saying that the country...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has called the recent G20 Summit in France a “relative success.” At a press conference in Cannes, she said, “It hasn’t been a complete...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Real finished the last quarter as the second best performer among the 16 most-traded currencies worldwide, just behind the South African Rand. The gain in value is the largest...
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