Brazil: Facebook Launches Ad Sales

Post on June 24, 2011, 2:21 pm by admin 1 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg has decided that he wants to learn how to Samba, sort of.  Facebook has opened an ad sales office in São Paulo, Brazil that apparently will serve as the social site’s headquarters for Latin America.  As for Samba, something tells me Zuckerberg will never get it, no matter how many Caipirinhas he has.  Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Obama thrills City of God

Post on March 27, 2011, 2:11 pm by admin 0 Comments

Although Obama won’t make anyone forget about Pele, or Ronaldo, or Carlos Alberto or any of the Brazilian soccer legends, he provided a thrill for some of the children of one of Rio’s infamous favelas, the Cidade de Deus, or City of God, made famous by an Oscar-nominated movie of the same name. Read Juliana Continue Reading…

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Brazil: Obama on a Business Trip

Post on March 17, 2011, 9:10 am by admin 0 Comments

Brazil is Florida’s largest trading partner with two-way of $4.7 billion last year. When President Barack Obama arrives in Brasilia on Saturday for the opening leg of his Latin American trip, the emphasis will be on the economic relationship between Brazil and the United States and the potential business opportunities the world’s seventh largest economy Continue Reading…

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Florida and Brazil: Uneasy Love

Post on February 14, 2011, 5:44 pm by admin 1 Comments

Brazil’s economy is booming. Prices for its commodities are stellar and unemployment is at record lows, but panelists at a Miami conference said there could be some clouds on the horizon. Among concerns are a growing current account deficit, an overvalued real, and mounting inflation, which could top 6 percent this year; said participants at “Forecast 2011: Continue Reading…

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