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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, announced on Friday a reduction in gasoline and diesel prices at its refineries and a new fuel price policy. According to company officials, an executive group...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff marked her first 100 days of her second term as the country’s leader struggling to maintain political and economic control. After an extremely tight presidential...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Energy is at the center of every country's policy. The percentages that form Brazil's electric energy matrix vary from source to source, and with the information available to those not hacking into...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's overseas trips in 2013 have already been announced and appear to show greater attention to Africa and the BRICS group of emerging nations. As...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 2012 growth forecast for the Brazilian economy has been cut for the third consecutive week by market analysts, falling dramatically from the previous estimate of 1.5 percent to just 1.27...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Investing in Brazil’s concession plans, which represent billions of reais of infrastructure contracts, could provide the answer for troubled European economies, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said during an...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil’s Banco Central (Central Bank, BC) Alexandre Tombini has signaled that Brazil will continue to defend itself from short-term capital flows that threaten to destabilize its...

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Opinion, by Shinjini Kundu RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Obama’s foreign policy has focused more on Asia than any other president in U.S. history. President Obama considers Asia to be a strategic player in the U.S. economy. The...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil's education system will be critical in improving the country's stark inequalities, and last week it was announced that 600,000 tablet computers would be handed out to public school...
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