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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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“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 … Continue reading

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Lula’s Legacy

Brazil’s charismatic (now ex) president Lula has been perceived as a great leader worldwide. Obama called him “the man” and Fidel Castro ” dear comrade”; in Brazil, after 8 years in power, his popularity rate was above 80%, demolishing the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Now Everyone Wants to be the “Fifth BRIC”

Last year in a Special Report on Indonesia, The Economist quotes certain investment bank research arguing that Indonesia may be the “fifth BRIC” (BRIIC?). Now, in the latest edition, The Economist notes a source saying that Africa should be the … Continue reading

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Lula among Time magazine most influential personalities list

It is no less than Michael Moore who wrote Lula’s entry in Time’s review of the most influential 100 people. The guy  who has been so critical of American politics in the Bush era thinks Lula represents the new American … Continue reading

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