Monthly Archives: June 2010

Newsweek: Americans should learn Portuguese

International press has been paying more attention to Brazil. Newsweek’s latest edition has an article about how Brazilian companies are becoming more international. Banco do Brasil, Marfrig, JBS-Friboi and Petrobras are among Brazilian companies expanding abroad. Bottom line: Americans should … Continue reading

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Latin America Net arena offers VC opportunities

Technology is an exciting and promissisng industry in Brazil. Global players like Google and IBM are investing in the country. Brazilian stories like the ones of Cyber Cook and Buscapé inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs. No wonder international venture … Continue reading

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Sustainability on UN’s agenda this week

The United Nations Global Compact will take place in New York, June 24 e 25th. The conference brings together business chiefs from around the world at its two-day leaders summit in New York to discuss how a sustainable future can … Continue reading

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U.S. Bean Farmers Seek Brazil Farmland Deals

Kansas City, June 16 – In a small-town spin on a global agricultural investment trend, a group of U.S. Midwest soybean farmers has issued a private placement this month to raise capital for farmland acquisitions in Brazil. The group, called … Continue reading

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Bossa Nova genius João Gilberto in New York, June 22th

Experience The Genius of João Gilberto at the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York on Tuesday, June 22, at 8:00 pm at Carnegie Hall when the renowned singer/guitarist/composer returns to New York for the first time since he celebrated the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Foreign Policy

As a former US military officer, I look at this issue of Brazilian involvement with a possible military opponent with a certain amount of careful distance. It could be friends and former colleagues who are on the other side of … Continue reading

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Brazil is selected as the best in corporate governance among emerging markets

A panel of 350 investors selected Brazil as the emerging country with the best corporate governance, in a vote conducted by ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network). Brazil received 71% of the votes, followed by China (15%), India (9%) and South Korea (5%). Initiatives such as the … Continue reading

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