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Olympics in Rio, yay.

Post on June 30, 2016, 1:57 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

The good news is, the projection has been upgraded from a “massive catastrophe” to merely a “big failure”…by the Brazilians! Stephen Colbert pointed out some major red flags ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio. “I am pumped for the Rio games,” the “Late Show” host said on Tuesday’s episode. “They are less than two months away Continue Reading…

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Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots Vinicius (L) and Tom pose during the opening ceremony of the new terminal at the international airport Galeao, which is expected to receive 1.5 million passengers during the 2016 Rio Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

There’s Corruption in Brazil?

Post on May 26, 2016, 10:07 am by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.   Read Brad Brooks’ Continue Reading…

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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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Rio Olympic Venues Ready

Post on April 12, 2016, 1:06 pm by admin 0 Comments

In early 2014, a senior Olympic Committee official returned from a trip to Rio de Janeiro and declared Brazil’s preparations for the Summer Games to be the worst he’d ever seen. In the two years since, a crippling recession set in, dozens of construction executives were ensnared in a nationwide corruption scandal and the president 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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U.S. Consulate in Rio Hosts Town Hall for American Citizens

Post on March 15, 2016, 4:56 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments

On February 25th the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro sent an email to announce a Town Hall Meeting for American citizens at the consulate office, scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3PM. The meeting will feature information on U.S. federal benefits, and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to the announcement, as Continue Reading…

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