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Flavors of Brazil in Bahia

The new Taste of Trancoso package at Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa in Bahia, the coastal Brazilian state, gives guests a chance to experience the local cuisine from several sources. The program includes a day with Uxua's chef, starting with a master ...
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United States Subpoenas Brazil's Petrobras

ABC News: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents in its investigation into corruption allegations at Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil giant said. In a statement late Monday, Petrobras pledged to "cooperate with the United ...

Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

HSUS News (blog): Brazil, the largest pork producer in Latin America, struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates today with two major announcements. First, BRF, Brazil's largest pork producer, announced that it will eliminate the lifelong confinement of ...

Brazil's Rousseff Seen Naming Joaquim Levy as Finance Minister

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has picked the former head of the country's treasury, Joaquim Levy, to face the country's many economic challenges as finance minister in her second term in office, according to a person familiar with the ...

UBS: Brazil Not The New India—Unfortunately

Barron's (blog): Two BRIC pillars, Brazil and India, are headed in very different directions, write UBS analysts Geoff Dennis, Guilherme Loureiro and Howard Park. With both countries recently holding important elections, the question as to whether or not Brazil would ...

Levy Said to Be Appointed as Brazil Finance Minister This Week

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will appoint former Treasury Secretary Joaquim Levy as finance minister as early as Thursday, said a government official who was briefed on her plans.

Brazil Learn Copa America Group as Road to Recovery Begins in Earnest

Bleacher Report: For Brazil, perhaps before it has been seen as a slight distraction. Something to be endured, rather than to be strived after. The Copa America's previous lack of organisation—it has failed to find a regular place in the footballing calendar for ...

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Outlook For Brazil

Seeking Alpha: Although Brazil may look undervalued, many factors keep us from having a more optimistic view of the country. Investors in Brazil have had the dubious pleasure of undergoing one of the more stomach-churning rides in 2014. In U.S.-dollar terms ...






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Ibovespa Falls Before Appointment of Brazil's Finance Minister

Bloomberg: The Ibovespa snapped a three-day advance as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff refrained from announcing her decision on the appointment of the nation's next finance minister. Lender Itau Unibanco Holding SA fell the most in a week amid concern growth ...

Banker to be named Brazil finance minister -newspapers

Reuters: BRASILIA Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will name banker Joaquim Levy as her new finance minister, three leading newspapers reported on Friday, signaling a shift toward more market-friendly policies that could breathe life into a ...

Ibovespa Fluctuates Before Brazil’s Finance Minister Appointment

The Ibovespa swung between gains and losses as Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff refrained from announcing her decision on the appointment of the nation’s next finance minister.


Brazil Investors Like Dilma's Cabinet

Forbes: Investors from New York to São Paulo are increasingly pleased with Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's new economics team. The names have not been made official yet. After a tight presidential race, which tested her and her party's approval rating ...

Brazil to announce budget cuts with new economic team - Folha

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's new, still unconfirmed economic team is preparing budget cuts for 2015 that will be announced next week, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported ...


Brazil Government Reduces 2014 Economic Growth Forecast

Wall Street Journal: A weekly central-bank survey with about 100 economists Monday said Brazil will grow just 0.2% in 2014, compared with 2.5% last year. The ministry, on the other hand, increased its forecast for consumer-price increase, saying inflation will end this ...

Brazilian Probe Into Petrobras Sparks Worries Over Olympics

Wall Street Journal: Mascots of previous Olympics Games pose on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Games. The Rio mascot will be revealed on Monday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. RIO DE JANEIRO—A corruption probe in Brazil is raising questions about the ...

Telecom Italia to Explore Oi SA Deal in Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Telecom Italia SpA said Friday it will explore options to integrate its Brazilian unit, Tim Participacoes , with Oi SA as Brazil's telecom sector undergoes a major shake-up. People close to the matter said Telecom Italia is only looking at possible ...


Brazil: inclusive sustainable development?

Minister Neri will talk about the growth of social welfare in Brazil during the last twenty years, and its determinants. How have growth and distribution of incomes evolved in Brazil? What has been the role played by various public policies (such as ...

US seeks documents from Brazil's Petrobras

Financial Times: “Petrobras reiterates its promise to attend to the American public authorities with the same effort that it is attending to the Brazilian public authorities,” said the company, which is publicly listed in Brazil and the US with American Depositary ...

'Fake' Claudio Caniggia causes storm in Brazil v Argentina masters game

The Guardian: Organisers promised that Sunday's game between Brazil and Argentina would feature a host of former World Cup players – including Mauro Galvão, Edmílson and Júnior Baiano for Brazil, and Roberto Sensini and Ariel Ortega for the visitors. But none of ...

Digital crime thrives in Brazil

ZDNet: Brazil has a thriving scene of cybercrime online "schools" offering training programs as well as a vast array of services offering financial data obtained illegally, according to a recent study on the country's digital underworld. According to the ...

Brazil's consumer confidence plummets in November

Consumer confidence in Brazil plunged in November to the lowest level in nearly six years on growing concern over job cuts, high inflation and rising interest rates, a private survey showed on Monday. ...

Water supplies dry up in Brazil as droughts continue to affect world's

The problem of a diminishing water supply is taking its toll on the residents of Brazil , pointing to the growing issue of a world that is running out of water and as a result, entering a global crisis which will likely have serious ...

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon surges 450 percent

Deforestation in Brazil's storied Amazon basin region skyrocketed more than 450 percent in October from a year earlier, a non-governmental group warned Monday. The alarming loss was the equivalent of 24,000 football ...


The $31 Billion Bet Against Brazil's New Finance Minister

Bloomberg: Increases in government spending to try to revive growth widened the budget deficit to a record 4.9 percent of gross domestic product in September and prompted Standard & Poor's to cut Brazil's credit rating in March to BBB-, the lowest investment grade.


Brazil alters flight number on clairvoyant crash call

GMA News: Jucelino Nobrega da Luz, who says he predicted the deaths of Princess Diana and Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna, told authorities flight JJ3720, set to depart Wednesday from Sao Paulo to Brasilia, would develop engine trouble and crash on Sao ...

Brazil's JBS says $1.25 billion Primo buy to boost Asian sales

Reuters: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), the world's largest beef exporter, said on Friday its $1.25 billion purchase of Australian processed foods producer Primo Smallgoods would increase its presence in Asia. JBS hopes to increase sales to ...

HSBC sees improved Brazil risk, reward as Rousseff adjusts policies

By Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Strategists at HSBC Securities are recommending investors take on additional risk in Brazil, where equity markets sank about 30 percent from this year's ...


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