Brazil: Rio for the Olympics, Doable!

Post on January 7, 2016, 3:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Traveling to Brazil is going to get easier this summer, thanks to the Olympics. Brazilian officials are lifting the visa requirements for tourists from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan from June 1 to Sept. 18, 2016. Instead of having to pre-apply and fork over $160, tourists will be able to enter the country and Continue Reading…

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Dilma and Brazil, Down and Out?

Post on December 30, 2015, 4:43 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

AT THE start of 2016 Brazil should be in an exuberant mood. Rio de Janeiro is to host South America’s first Olympic games in August, giving Brazilians a chance to embark on what they do best: throwing a really spectacular party. Instead, Brazil faces political and economic disaster. On December 16th Fitch became the second Continue Reading…

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The BRICs era is over, even for Goldman Sachs

Post on November 17, 2015, 10:52 am by the-victoria-law-group 2 Comments

The handy acronym BRIC made its debut in a 2001 report by Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill, when the four nations it referred to made up just 8% of the world’s total economy. For more than a decade since, the theory that Brazil, Russia, India, China (and later South Africa) should be treated as a Continue Reading…

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Dilma and Brazil: An International Circus Which is Fun To Watch…From the Safe Distance of Your Couch

Post on April 7, 2015, 12:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 5 Comments

To say that Dilma Rousseff is an unpopular politician in her own country might just be the understatement of the year.  SHE is less than three months into her second term, but already most Brazilians want to see her go. Grappling with a sickly economy and a hydra-heated corruption scandal at Petrobras — the state-controlled Continue Reading…

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Rio’s Port to be Beautified

Rio’s Port to be Beautified

Post on June 6, 2014, 1:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 7 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Rio De Janeiro, you know it to be a city that could use a touch up.  The international airport looks like an elevated concrete bunker, the main freeway into the city crawls alongside one of the city’s largest favela, Complexo do Alemão, and the port doesn’t seem to have a Continue Reading…

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Brazil World Cup 2014 Don’t Forget About Rio Carnival 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014? Don’t Forget About Rio Carnival 2014

Post on February 23, 2014, 5:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Yes, the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 is plenty of reason to get excited.  But for tradition, pomp and pagestry, you can’t beat the annual festival known as Carnival.  This year’s carnival in Rio de Janiero is expected to generate some 2.2 billion reals (950 million US dollars) for the city.  That’s a nice Continue Reading…

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