09 May 2015 --- Elevated view of coastline and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil --- Image by © Aziz Ary Neto/Corbis

I went to Brazil, even though everyone told me not to because of Zika

Post on February 23, 2016, 3:27 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

I was sitting in a taxi heading back to my hotel in Copacabana after a day touring the streets of Rio de Janeiro, when an ad came on the radio and I heard the words “Zika” and “mosquito” a few times. The cab driver chuckled lightly to himself and looked back at me in the Continue Reading…

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Citigroup Saying ‘Adios’ to Retail Banking in LatAm

Post on February 22, 2016, 1:48 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Citigroup Inc., the bank that gets more revenue from outside its home market than any of its U.S. competitors, plans to sell retail-banking and credit-card operations in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. The businesses will be moved into the Citi Holdings unit, which houses the company’s unwanted assets, effective this quarter, the New York-based company said Continue Reading…

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Lost in Translation: Wal-Mart Stumbles Hard in Brazil

Post on February 18, 2016, 3:48 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. first expanded into Brazil’s Midwestern farm-belt city of Campo Grande seven years ago, the economy was booming and executives were eager to open stores even in sub-prime locations on one-way streets heading out of town. It didn’t last. At the end of December, the U.S. retailer closed both of its Maxxi Continue Reading…

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‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Post on February 16, 2016, 3:04 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Former deputy editor of National Geographic Brazil says a “humanitarian catastrophe” is taking place in Brazil’s Amazon One of the perpetrators of arguably Brazil’s most internationally high-profile murders in recent years is currently walking around free. In 2013, amid much media coverage, Lindonjonson Silva Rocha was sentenced to 42 years prison for killing two nut Continue Reading…

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