Brazil: Rousseff Names Chief of Staff

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:53 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Nothing that is happening, has happened, or will happen in the immediate future in Brazil gives Brazil observers the warm fuzzies. Brazil’s president-elect, Dilma Rousseff, named as her chief of staff a former aide to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was forced to resign as finance minister in 2006 amid a corruption scandal. Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea? No, Rio!

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:53 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Elite police units in borrowed navy tanks rumbled through a heavily fortified slum last week in an effort to apprehend drug gang leaders they blame for five days of widespread violence even as scores of armed youths fled the shantytown for a neighboring area. Sound like Pakistan, Iraq, no, it’s Rio, home of the 2016 Continue Reading…

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Brazil: UPS: Latin America looks poised to deliver

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:53 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Latin American small and midsize companies feel that the region’s economy has improved in the past year and see 2011, according to a survey done by TNS Gallup for United Parcel Service. UPS Business Monitor Latin America IV is the result of more than 800 interviews of small and midsize companies in seven Latin American Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Rio’s Reputation as a Gay Mecca Damaged

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:52 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The shooting of a gay youth by men in military uniforms after a mammoth gay pride parade is raising alarm about continuing homophobic violence in a city widely seen as a global oasis of tolerance. The shooting created particular attention because it came at a moment when Brazil’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community was Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Lessons to Learn

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:52 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Not very long ago, South Korea’s per capita income was a fraction of Brazil’s.  Today it is nearly three times as high. The Koreans changed their economy through strategic and heavy investments in education, science, technology and innovation.  It was not merely a matter of government spending, it was calculated investment coupled with incredibly high Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Rousseff Still Ahead in Polls

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Dilma Rousseff, the hand-picked successor of President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, is holding onto her lead with just about a week to go before Brazil’s decisive presidential runoff, according to a string of Brazilian polls.  

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