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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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‘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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