Petrobras Scandal Explains Brazil

Post on May 10, 2016, 3:02 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

On Wednesday, something surprising and strange happened in Brazil: The president, Dilma Rousseff, appointed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her political mentor, to her own Cabinet. That same day, a Brazilian judge ordered the government to release a wiretap recording of Rousseff — yes, the government is listening in on its own president Continue Reading…

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Blackstone Eyeing Up Brazil

Post on April 4, 2016, 1:51 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Investment firm Blackstone Group LP hired advisers from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to consider acquiring a controlling stake in Brazilian shopping mall operator BR Malls Participacoes SA , a newspaper reported on Sunday. Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo, without citing sources for its information, said the acquisition would amount to Brazil’s biggest-ever real Continue Reading…

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Dilma Closer Getting the Boot

Post on March 31, 2016, 1:50 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president. Brazil’s largest political party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), said it will leave its coalition with the ruling Workers’ Party (PT), Reuters reports. That means we’re one step closer to seeing the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the end of her party’s decade-plus rule over the world’s seventh-largest Continue Reading…

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Foreign Investors Look to Brazil for Bargains in the Housing Market

Post on March 30, 2016, 1:59 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

As Brazil is rocked by political uncertainty and alarmed by a shrinking economy, canny investors are turning to the country’s real-estate market in search of a bargain. Companies are keen to identify “stranded” properties from a surplus of stock and secure large discounts on them. By buying at a low in the country’s economic cycle Continue Reading…

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What Should Investors Expect From Brazil’s Economy In 2016?

Post on March 25, 2016, 3:52 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

On Sunday March 13 more than a million people marched through the streets of major cities in Brazil, loudly demanding the impeachment of the country’s embattled president, Dilma Rousseff. Brazil is facing a historic political crisis that is compounded by deep-seated economic problems. While still a major market for companies such as Ford, IBM, Amazon, and Continue Reading…

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Brazil’s agony hits home in Florida

Post on March 14, 2016, 1:12 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

With Americans fixated on the political drama of the 2016 presidential primaries and Tuesday’s vote in Florida, it’s been easy to miss what’s going on in our own hemisphere — including the economic and political collapse of the largest country in Latin America. Brazil is in a very bad way. President Dilma Rousseff is scraping Continue Reading…

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