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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister for Sport, Orlando Silva, announced his resignation yesterday in the wake of corruption allegations that have dominated national headlines for the last week. The Chief...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sports Minister Orlando Silva, who recently joined a string of ministers in Dilma Rousseff’s government to become embroiled in corruption scandals, was fighting for his career yesterday as he addressed the...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was not so long ago that Brazilians would have thought twice about protesting, after two decades of suppression by the ruling military regime. Now, 26 years of democracy has...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With disbursements totaling over R$178 billion last year, pundits are calling the BNDES (Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento, or Brazilian National Development Bank) the most significant lender in the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Not unlike neighboring Latin American countries, the average Brazilian's daily needs are met in part by an army of the less fortunate. Street peddlers, micro-entrepreneurs and various other folk contribute to...
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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