Monthly Archives: May 2010

And Villa-Lobos is back in Paris

The Chatelet Theater in Paris  presents the second lyrical work of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Magdalena.The piece refers to the cultural mix of South America. The plot involves the mixture between traditional Indian culture imported by European settlers. The composer came to … Continue reading

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Brazil on the world stage

Below is a pro/ con debate about the role of president Lula in the Iran affair. source: http://www.americasquarterly.org/node/1484 …about Brazil’s president going to Iran (following Iran’s president traveling to Brazil in November). My opinion is that this increased diplomatic role … Continue reading

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Take away from Roberto Setubal’s conference in Sao Paulo

Roberto Setubal, president and CEO of Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco, gave a conference at the “2010 Latin American Cities Conference: São Paulo,” that this sixth edition has the theme “Brazil is the Future.” Strengthen the capital markets. According Setubal, it … Continue reading

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Hot markets watch: selling to Brazil, China and India

XAVIER/SODEC 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 7:00am-5:00pm Cost: $150/$125 for nonprofit/government/add’l corporate attendees. Lunch only: $75. To register, click here4. Location: Duke Energy Center (downtown Cincinnati): http://www.duke-energycenter.com5 Conference Details The Xavier University, Southern Ohio District … Continue reading

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Brazil as mediator: Everyone wants to go to Rio

This is from a organization, the National Intelligence Council, tasked with official future scenario creation for US intelligence agencies. One of the scenarios has Brazil playing a role as a mediator between the so-called BRIC countries.

BRIC Bust Up Scenario from National Intelligence Council 2025 Review
Global Scenario III: BRICs’ Bust-Up
In this fictionalized scenario, Chinese fears of
disruption of China’s energy supplies spark a
clash with India. With increasing resource
constraints likely out to 2025 Continue reading

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