Singers Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

World Cup Song Not Quite a Hit…Yet

Post on May 29, 2014, 3:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord — the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.   Since the recent release of FIFA’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cup theme. Many expressed their frustration on Twitter under the tag #VoltaWakaWaka Continue Reading…

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Real Estate Blitz in Brazil for World Cup

Real Estate Blitz in Brazil for World Cup

Post on May 25, 2014, 4:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Some people can’t travel without the comforts of home.  And no matter how swank the hotel, sometimes, nothing beats a real “home away from home”.  For example, some visitors heading to the World Cup in June are paying more than $100,000 a week to rent luxury homes in Rio de Janeiro for the month long Continue Reading…

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Fitch Ratings Gives Brazilian Airports a World Cup Green Light

Fitch Ratings Gives Brazilian Airports a World Cup Green Light

Post on May 22, 2014, 5:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 2 Comments

The verdict:  It won’t be perfect, but we’ll probably be okay.  According to Fitch ratings, Brazil’s airports will probably manage to handle the massive traffic to the 12 World Cup host cities even though some upgrades are behind schedule.  Sounds like a green light to travel, though a bit tepid. Read the Global Post article Continue Reading…

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Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

Post on May 20, 2014, 1:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 3 Comments

There is nothing like a major sporting event to serve as a backdrop for a business meeting.  There’s a lot of hob-knobbing going on in those hospitality tents and sky boxes.  Even if they have to travel over oceans, and mountains, and deserts to get there, many people in the international community are looking at Continue Reading…

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Manaus World Cup Venue, Jewel of the Amazon Jungle

Manaus: World Cup Venue, Jewel of the Amazon Jungle

Post on May 19, 2014, 3:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

I was talking to a Brazilian friend last week when he informed me that in his opinion, and that of many Brazilians, Manaus should not be a World Cup host city.  That opinion seems to be true, but for the many travelers supporting their World Cup team, they’d probably never have a reason to visit Continue Reading…

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Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Post on May 18, 2014, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Turns out, Jorge Perez wants to condo the world, not just Brickell.  And Brazilians, who can’t seem to get enough of Brickell Condos, are his next pursuit.  Late last year, Perez, the chief executive of the Related Group in Florida and long known as Miami’s “condo king,” launched sales at his first-ever condo project in Continue Reading…

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