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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Economy announced on Tuesday, January 14th, that the government intends to sell about 300 public assets in 2020, bringing in over US$36 billion. The assets include state-owned companies, such as Eletrobras, subsidiaries...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after announcing that a trade deal between Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay) and the European Union had finally been reached, Brazilian officials announced last week that a U.S.-Brazil bilateral free-trade...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Crimefighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras in which around US$ 701 million (700 million...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is home to eight of Latin America's most innovative firms, according to the "The state of innovation in Latin America," a report published by the Visa Innovation Center. This is largely...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - A new subway station has opened in the South Zone of São Paulo.  Campo Belo of Line 5-Lilás is the last of the eleven stations that make up the line connecting...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Alberto Ramos, head of the Latin America Economic Research team in the Global Investment Research Division of Goldman Sachs, has called for an "ambitious reform agenda" in order to unlock...
By Richard Mann - Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fábula Confecção e Comércio de Roupas was found to be outsourcing the manufacture of A.Brand and Animale clothing to three workshops in São Paulo that kept Bolivians in slavery-like...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a period of strong recession, the real estate market in the Federal District (DF) is finally picking up. 2019 promises to be the best year in launches and new real sales for the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sixteen days after the closing of the border between Venezuela and by Venezuela’s leader, Nicolas Maduro, the economy of border town Pacaraima, in the state of Roraima, is already...

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