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About Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She is a member of the Harvard Club of France and of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio) where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.

Brazil in 2010: the new Eldorado?

I just came across some photos I took in 2010. They show a number of magazines that had Brazil in their cover. All of them were quite positive about the potential of Brazilian economy. Let’s register this historical moment in time. … Continue reading

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A test for Brazilian democracy

Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection … Continue reading

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Brazil presidential elections: Where will Marina voters go?

Ibope and Datafolha polls both shows Aecio Neves with 51% of valid votes, while Dilma Rousseff has 49%. Where will Marina Silva’s voters go? First take of  Ibope poll: 64% of Marina Silva’s voters in the first round choose Aecio in … Continue reading

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TED Global in Rio

 For the first in Brazil, TED Global will take place in Rio October 6-10th 2014. The first day was dedicated to projects of the young proteges  “adopted” by the foundation that organizes the event. The so-called TED Fellows – twenty … Continue reading

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IMF predicts Brazilian GDP will grow only 0.3% in 2014

For the sixth time in a row, the International Monetary Fund cuts down its forecast for 2014 economic growth in Brazil. In July IMF projected an expansion of 1.3%, now it expects only  0.3%. This figure, if  confirmed, will be the second … Continue reading

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Brazilian design context targets the American furniture market

The Brazilian furniture industry in the South city of Bento Gonçalvez (Rio Grande do Sul) will hold a contest to develop a line of Brazilian furniture designed to please the American taste. A team of American consultants  will assist competitors to adapt … Continue reading

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Myths about Brazil revisited by King’s College scholar Anthony Pereira

The less you know Brazil the more you might be susceptible to embracing myths like: it is the country of football, samba, mulatas.. and so on. If any case, I recommend reading CNN’s special article written by King’s College Brazil Institute … Continue reading

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