Category Archives: Politics

Business Newswires Analysis: Petrobras overhaul calls for much more than corruption clean-up

The Petrobras scandal: are we facing a complex case of corruption with politics prying associated with lousy management? What will it take to get Petrobras on track? This Business Newswire analysis makes good points. Petrobras’ decision to take a massive $17 … Continue reading

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Ricardo Amorim’s point of view on doing business in Brazil

For those who want a brief introduction to doing business in Brazil I recommend this  4 minutes video in English. Ricardo Amorim is one of Brazil´s most influential economist according to Forbes magazine and Klout.com.

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Why Rousseff’s Minister of Finance comes from her opponent’s team?

Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s new Minister of Finance was not long ago working for Aecio Neves, Dilma Rousseff’s rival in the presidential elections. Neves commented Levy’s nomination by saying that “it is the same as nominating a CIA agent to run the … 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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Thoughts on the D Day celebrations and Portinari’s War and Peace at the Grand Palais

Brazilians didn’t have much to do with the Second World War but here in Paris it is hard to forget the date. Celebrations are extensive. Tv and local newspapers have a huge coverage of the event and of course, the odd … Continue reading

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Brazil: our highlights of 2012

2012 was a year of contrasts for Brazil. To start with, FDI was record  but the country is not cheap anymore. Momentum is still positive. 7 out of 10 business leaders  interviewed by the E&Y attractiveness survey point Brazil as the most attractive place to establish … Continue reading

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