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Boeing and Embraer confirm talks for a potential merger

Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing is in discussions to take over Embraer, the Brazilian airframer. The deal would boost Boeing’s presence in the regional jet market. For the moment, they confirm only that they are talking but there is … Continue reading

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How young Brazilians hope to clean up politics

https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21732532-first-they-must-get-elected-and-old-guard-make-hard-how-young-brazilians-hope WITH his reversed baseball cap and facial fuzz, the style of 29-year-old Daniel José Oliveira (pictured) is hardly typical for a Brazilian politician. Nor is his background: he was one of 11 siblings brought up in a small town … Continue reading

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Is Bolsonaro going to be President?

What do we think of Bolsonaro? Will he be positive or negative for Brazilian stocks, like Petrobras and Vale? https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21731190-can-right-wing-demagogue-win-next-years-election-jair-bolsonaro-hopes-be-brazils-donald A radical from Rio Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump Can a right-wing demagogue win next year’s election?   … Continue reading

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Brazilian currency boosted by lower inflation in the U.S.

  While domestic turbulences remain, the Brazilian currency experiences a relief thanks to an external factor. Itau-BBA’s report indicates that emerging market currencies were favoured by lower-than-estimated inflation in the U.S. According to the Brazilian investment bank, the good news … Continue reading

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Enemies wanted : The Brazilian army is turning into a de facto police force Its plodding infantry are ill-suited to repel threats to natural resources

https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21724839-its-plodding-infantry-are-ill-suited-repel-threats-natural-resources-brazilian-army FEW places illustrate the modern role of the Brazilian army better than Tabatinga, a city of 62,000 on the shared border point between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The frontier, protected by Amazon rainforest, has not budged since the Portuguese … Continue reading

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Confidence going up in Brazil

Bradesco published this week that confidence about the economy in Brazil is up. Inflation is taking a downward turn which leads to forecasts for low interest rates in the long run.  Besides, the Bank analysis says that:” Higher GDP and … Continue reading

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Growing Violence in Rio Favelas

There is increasing violence in favelas in Rio. I have been watching these local newspaper reports: http://www.jb.com.br/rio/noticias/2017/09/22/militares-do-exercito-e-aeronautica-comecam-cerco-a-comunidade-da-rocinha/ http://www.msn.com/pt-br/noticias/brasil/delegado-pede-que-traficantes-encurralados-na-rocinha-se-entreguem/ar-AAsn0l6?li=AAggXC1 https://oglobo.globo.com/rio/forcas-federais-nao-tem-previsao-para-sair-da-rocinha-21860059 Wagner Moura (through his character) in Elite Squad noted that the Brazilians use the same techniques as the Americans in Iraq … Continue reading

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