Category Archives: Life

Rio+20 should create “new GDP”?

A study released by UNEP, the United Nations Environment recommends that  Rio +20 should find a new indicator for the welfare of nations other than the Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Rio+20 is the UN conference on sustainable development to be held … Continue reading

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Collapse(s) in Rio. A sad tradition

This week 3 buildings collapsed in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. So far, 4 people died. 14 are missing. The tragedy could be much worse if it had not happened at 20:40 in the evening. But I can’t help … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas “à la brésilienne”

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wishing you all an inspiring holy Christmas.

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Latest stats on Brazilian millionaires

The Latin America Private Banking conference brought  attention to the wealthier individuals in the region and Brazil is the beetle. Forbes highlighted that Brazil makes “19-millionaires-a-day” and the country is seen as a huge opportunity for private banks, although 70% of the country’s wealth … Continue reading

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In Brazil’s Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology

In Brazil’s Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology Transcript GWEN IFILL: Next, we take another look at economic inequality, this time in a developing nation. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how one man is using technology to transform … Continue reading

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