“Brazil, the rising star” on CBS 60 minutes show

The American tv network CBS produced last December a special report about Brazil for the 60 minutes show. It is a fair Brazil 101 with interviews of Eike Batista, CEO of the holding EBX International and #1 fortune in the country and Lula, former president who was then in office. Batista says that Brazil is an importantContinue reading ““Brazil, the rising star” on CBS 60 minutes show”

Brazil´s Foreign Policy

Under the leadership of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil opened 62 diplomatic and consular representations around the world – another 17 are in the process of opening. The country currently has 212 posts. Many of them have no relevance in the international political and economic landscape. However, they are part of a strategyContinue reading “Brazil´s Foreign Policy”

First impressions on Dilma’s economic team

Everybody is wondering how the next president of Brazil,Dilma Rouseff,  will behave. Will she follow Lula’s step or will she implement her own agenda, are questions in the back of our minds. She announced this week the names for ministers of Finance, Central bank and Planning and analysts start to explain what is behind thoseContinue reading “First impressions on Dilma’s economic team”

Brazil announces record investment during G-20 summit

Brazil announced during the G-20 summit that the country will invest  U.S. $ 906.5 billion in structural reforms and infrastructure. It is clear that Brazil needs to overcome its bottlenecks in logistics and to reduce manufacturing costs. Industry competitiveness in the next years depend on that.

Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?

Dilma Rousseff will be the first woman president of the history of Brazil. She won the run-off presidential election against Mr. José Serra, candidate of opposition and former minister of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The press and financial analysts start to wonder what her administration will be like. Here are my first readings and thoughts. Analysts expectContinue reading “Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?”