Category Archives: Politics

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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Should one worry about Brazilian democracy?

One of the pillars of Brazilian good economic phase is a political stability built over more then 30 years. A turnaround case from the dark 70ths when democracy was “constrained” by the military regime.  Now, signs of concern arise as … Continue reading

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Ethanol fuel: a Brazilian distinguishing feature between hope and contradiction 1/2

Part one. Brazilian economical and energetic development are everyday more impressive. Today this big country is the second biggest Ethanol fuel producer in the world. This fuel is a derivative from sugar cane. 36 years ago, Brazil started a brand … Continue reading

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Harvard professor and former president Cardoso debate in São Paulo

The theme is hot and always welcomed in Brazil. Political parties, democracy and social policy. Professor Frances Hagopian, visiting  professor for Brazil Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University will lecture at the Centro Ruth Cardoso in São Paulo, … Continue reading

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France wants Brazil support for Lafarge nomination in IMF

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in Brazil today as part of an effort to broaden support in developing countries for her candidacy to head the International Monetary Fund. Brazil was the first emerging- market country to invite her after she announced her … Continue reading

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BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest”

BBC came out with an interesting article about the polemic amended law Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has voted to ease restrictions on the amount of land farmers must preserve as forest. The amended law also grants some amnesties for previous … Continue reading

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Germans pitching for the World Cup and the Olympic Games

Brasilia – The German President, Christian Wulff, said on Thursday that his country is interested in working in project for the World Cup in 2014 and for the Olympic Games of Rio 2016. Wulff also remarked that currently more than … Continue reading

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