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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil is rocked by political uncertainty and alarmed by a shrinking economy, canny investors are turning to the country’s real-estate market in search of a bargain. Companies are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil invested over R$250 billion in the PAC (Growth Acceleration Program) in 2015, according to officials, the equivalent to 24.2 percent of the total to be...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released on Friday, October 2nd, by FipeZap, the Economic Research Foundation Institute (Fipe), showed that the price of residential property in twenty Brazilian cities fell 0.12 percent in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – When the Rousseff Administration first announced harsh economic measures that they said would help reduce the expected deficit for 2016 they stated that no social programs would be affected by...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Short-term home rental platform Airbnb has struck a deal with the Organizing Committee of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to become an official accommodation partner. The agency...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) the massive public low income housing campaign launched by the Brazilian Federal Government in 2009 has entered its third phase, focusing now...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The real estate market in Brazil saw staggering growth in the last seven years, and coupled with a national booming economy it looked like a positive trend. However most...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The consumer prices (IPCA) in Brazil rose by 0.42 percent in October according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). The rate is less than that registered in September and October...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new Nave do Conhecimento (Education Center) was unveiled in May at the Bairro Carioca, an urban renewal project in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The...

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