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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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‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Post on February 16, 2016, 3:04 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Former deputy editor of National Geographic Brazil says a “humanitarian catastrophe” is taking place in Brazil’s Amazon One of the perpetrators of arguably Brazil’s most internationally high-profile murders in recent years is currently walking around free. In 2013, amid much media coverage, Lindonjonson Silva Rocha was sentenced to 42 years prison for killing two nut Continue Reading…

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Brazilian Real Rises With Emerging Markets as Commodities Rally

Post on February 15, 2016, 2:18 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The real gained along with emerging-market currencies as commodities advanced, offsetting concern that Brazil’s economy continues to worsen while policy makers struggle to get inflation and a budget deficit under control. The real rose 0.5 percent to 3.9843 per dollar at 9:51 a.m. in Sao Paulo. A gauge of 20 emerging-market currencies gained 0.3 percent as raw materials 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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Brazil, University of Texas to Work on Zika Vaccine

Post on February 11, 2016, 3:37 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country’s health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. Minister Marcelo Castro said at a news conference that the government will invest $1.9 million Continue Reading…

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