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Disrespecting your elders could get you in legal trouble in Brazil

Post on February 25, 2016, 4:42 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

When Brazilians talk about respecting one’s elders, they put their money where their mouth is. Giving up your seat on a train to an older person or letting them cut in front of you in a long supermarket line is considered good manners in the United States, but in Brazil, it’s the law. In the Continue Reading…

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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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Shell Oil Not Afraid of Brazil

Post on February 19, 2016, 1:17 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of their $52-billion takeover of BG Group going into effect last month, Shell appears poised to make big moves in Brazil. Already the second largest oil and gas producer in Brazil, Shell has set its sights even higher. The only thing that stands in its way is state-owned Petrobras. Ben van 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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Valentine’s Day around the world

Post on February 12, 2016, 4:38 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day, a holiday in which we celebrate our affection for each other, is a great way for cultures around the world, no matter similarities or differences, to celebrate the roles loved ones play in our lives. Gabriella Fernandes, junior nutrition major from Brazil, gave insight to what it is like to celebrate Valentine’s Day Continue Reading…

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