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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After four days being closed due to the Carnival festivities, financial markets opened in Brazil on Wednesday afternoon a bit pessimistic. By the end of the day, the US...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles was in Washington D.C. on Thursday (October 12th) and said Brazil has the potential to grow by four percent per year - in the next three...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Major cities in Brazil came to a standstill on Friday as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against government reforms while many others stayed home in what...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The increase in earmarked expenditures and the significant decrease in revenues led Brazil’s federal government to register the worst primary deficit of its history during the first semester of 2016....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, stated on Thursday that the country must face 'head on’ the social security reform. According to the President the Brazilian population is getting older and life-expectancy...

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