Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Economist on Vale

The Economist has a nice piece on Vale, which emphasizes the economic relationship with China, and the internal political pressures to give ship building contracts to Brazilian firms. IT IS perhaps the biggest firm you have never heard of. The … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Growing Peacekeeping Role

The Economist notes Brazil’s growing peacekeeping military role. Brazil has long been an enthusiastic peacekeeper, sending troops to half the 60 or so UN operations since 1948. But in the past few years, peacekeeping has become a more important component … Continue reading

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Brazilian PA LATINOAMERICANA and Spanish Demtech inaugurate agreement in Brazil that targets both business immigrants and emigrants

PA LATINOAMERICANA focus is the strategic management of international business in Brazil and Brazilian companies in foreign markets. On the other hand, DEMTECH is a provider of outsourced resources focused on business development for global companies in the countries of … Continue reading

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The “Award culture” is getting into the tropics

Behind the good performance of the Brazilian economy there are companies and institutions .. and people! On my last trip to São Paulo, I attended the Abrasca Value Awards, in Portuguese Premio Abrasca de Criação de Valor. Companies awarded for value return, sustainability … Continue reading

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The Economist on Nobody’s Backyard

In maybe the most important Cover Leader relating to Brazil since last year’s feature on Brazil, The Economist weighs in on the relationship between Latin America and America. Yet look beyond the headlines, and, as our special report shows, something … Continue reading

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Spanish turbine maker Gamesa sees Brazil as a key source of growth

After opening a subsidiary in Brazil earlier this year, Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica is planning to build a new factory in the country that will supply the world’s fastest-growing market for wind energy. According to Bloomberg, the company aims to make locally a … Continue reading

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Contemporary Brazilian choreographer making an impact at Edinburgh festival

This year’s Edinburgh festival experiences the Brazilian rhythm.  Grupo Corpo combines the sensual elements of Brazilian dance with cutting-edge contemporary dance.The La Guardian critic said that  Grupo Corpo was “the hot ticket at the festival last weekend. .. Grafting ballet on to myriad Latin … Continue reading

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