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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter * originally published on December 13, 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many expatriates in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating Christmas can be a surreal experience. Instead of the usual snow and cold weather that braces...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Petrópolis is currently in the middle of its annual ‘Natal Imperial’ (Imperial Christmas) celebrations. At under two hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro, and nestled in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With Christmas less than two weeks away and extra cash in shoppers’ pockets thanks to the government-mandated thirteenth salary, Brazilians have been hitting the stores and spending record sums. Yet given...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s card market in 2011 is poised to grow by some 23 percent year-on-year, with payments by credit, debit and store cards set to reach R$667 billion (US$370 billion), according...

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