Brazil: Rousseff in Run-off

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:48 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The Brazilian national elections have a system that is sure to cause voter fatigue. After months of a long campaign, the voters failed to give any candidate the majority necessary to win outright. Instead, voters must choose again between the two leading candidates, Lula’s hand-picked successor, or a former governor and government minister. Either way, Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Ms. Lady President, Rousseff Likely Winner

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:47 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil is every bit as much a melting pot as the United States is, maybe even more. But now, they have to make it work for all of their citizens. Luis Inácio Lula da Silva moved the ball forward in those regards. Now, just a few days before Brazil’s Presidential Elections (October 3, 2010), Dilma Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Paranoia Needed

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:46 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Andrew Grove, one of the founders and leaders of chip giant Intel, was known for his philosophy and a book of the same title “Only the Paranoid Survive”. His belief, like Stephen Covey, was that you have to continue to “Sharpen the Saw”, you have to continue to get better in order to survive. The Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Burgers + Beer = Billions!

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:46 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazilian Billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann might be accused of being too American. His company helped engineer a takeover of Anheuser-Busch – a strong corporate symbol of Americana, he recently bought Miami-based U.S. Company Burger King – another quintessential U.S. brand, and he’s likely not finished. As the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) improve their Continue Reading…

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Brazil: On The Rise?

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:45 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Until recently, one of the most unpopular people in Brazil was an American bureaur chief for The New York Times named Larry Rohter. His sin: He accused Brazil’s President Lula of having a drinking problem. His unpopularity led The New York Times to exile him from Brazil. He has written a book about his experience Continue Reading…

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Rio: Brazil and Argentina Get Along!

Post on December 30, 2010, 1:42 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Brazilians and Argentinians share a love/hate relationship.  Each in their mind is THE most important country in South America.  The Brazilians scoff at the notion that they must share the stage with anyone, while the Argentines remain credibly indifferent to Brazil.  And even though they publicly root against each other, they secretly root for each Continue Reading…

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