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Brazil Might Still Reap Economic Benefits from the World Cup

Post on June 19, 2014, 1:00 pm by admin 0 Comments

After averaging 4.5 percent per year GDP growth over the last decade, Brazil has begun a two-year (2014-15) slowdown, stunted by falling commodity prices, rising inflation and wilting consumer confidence. Chest beating Brazil, leader of the BRIC countries, resource rich and business savvy, seems to have lost its mojo. Like a salesmen whose hit a Continue Reading…

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Going to Brazil 2014? Don’t Forget Your Wallet!

Post on June 9, 2014, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices!   Unlike nearby Latin American nations where a tourist’s U.S. dollar or European Union euro seemingly stretches forever, Brazil is astoundingly expensive.  Astoundingly!   And if you’re planning to follow your favorite soccer team around from city to city, you might be Continue Reading…

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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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