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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the uneasiness expected in the political arena due to the upcoming Presidential elections in Brazil in October, international agencies and consultancies are a bit more optimistic this year...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials are celebrating a poll taken recently which shows that approximately 44 percent of Brazilians interviewed are against the current social security reform bill being discussed in Congress. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Almost two years after Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating for Brazil to ‘BB’, S&P cuts its ratings once again, this time to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The vote by lawmakers on the crucial pension reform in Brazil has been suspended until next year, according to the announcement made by Chamber of Deputies president, Rodrigo Maia on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, said that if the pension reform is not approved by Congress this year, it will more difficult to pass by lawmakers next year, an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian economy continues to show signs of recovery and growth despite the current political turbulence, according to Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles. According to the official Meirelles the markets are...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For almost one hundred years, crying Mayday! thrice has been an international signal of distress — it comes from “m’aider” or “help me” in French. Today, the first day of May,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesters in Brazil once again took to the streets on Sunday to demonstrate against everything from corruption, to the proposed social security reform and an outsourcing bill approved by Congress....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands once again took to the streets in Brazil to protest on Wednesday, this time against the government’s proposed pension reform. In some cities, public transportation came to a halt,...
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