The Economist on China and Brazil

A lopsided romanceDespite thriving trade, China’s relationship with Brazil is weakening President Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric has not helped Feb 12th 2022 BRASÍLIA On a trip to China in 2004 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, then president of Brazil, took with him an entourage fit for a rock star: seven cabinet ministers, six state governors and moreContinue reading “The Economist on China and Brazil”

Brazil’s Brain Drain

Since I work on this site with fellow Harvard Radcliffe alumnae, this article will be particularly interesting! https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/07/24/brazils-brain-drain-is-getting-worse Out the doorBrazil’s brain drain is getting worse Political instability and a shortage of funds are pushing scientists abroad Barbara gomes has almost completed her doctorate in biomedicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (ufrj), one ofContinue reading “Brazil’s Brain Drain”

One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people

This is a good article about a recent police operation in Rio de Janeiro. https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/08/12/rio-de-janeiro-asks-why-its-cops-kill-so-many-black-people One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people Activists are increasingly pushing back At dawn on May 6th residents of Jacarezinho, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, woke to the sound of police helicoptersContinue reading “One city, two worldsRio de Janeiro asks why its cops kill so many black people”

Porto Maravalley

https://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/capital/post/porto-maravalley-o-projeto-que-quer-transformar-o-porto-do-rio-em-polo-de-start-ups.html The above article, which I copy and translate below, discusses a interesting project in entrepreneurship, in which Ricardo Geromel is cited as a consultant to the city of Rio. A Invest Rio, agência de atração de negócios da prefeitura, tentará uma saída para a crise do Porto Maravilha. Junto com a aceleradora Fábrica deContinue reading “Porto Maravalley”