Tag Archives: Lula

Brazil in 2013

Brazil has been on the top of the list of emerging markets for the last years. Is this going to change from now on? In 2013, we certainly had negative signs: weak growth, inflation, and political interventions in state enterprises. … Continue reading

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Sartre, in Brazil. Gilberto Gil, in Paris

“Come to Brazil, if you want to understand the problems that affect developing countries,” writer Jorge Amado said to Sartre, in one of his trips to Paris. And so he did. On September 2, 1960, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone … 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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The “Petrobras hidden tax ”

“I believe in a certain period of the history of Brazil there will be direct elections for Petrobras’ president, and this person will nominate the president of the republic.” This speech was how Lula expressed his hopes about Petrobras right after the discovery … Continue reading

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Brazil’s New President – Coming Down to Earth

Brazil’s New President – Coming Down to Earth For a variety of reasons outlined by The Economist, liquidity looks set to continue to flow towards Brazil. “She has said she wants real interest rates, currently higher than those in any … Continue reading

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Thank You, Lula

I can disagree with many decisions taken by Lula’s administration. However, I stood up, strong clapped, and even shouted sounds of support, when I saw Lula stepping down from the power democratically. Even though by the end of his second … 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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