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Stuck in Brazil's Shadow, Four Latin Nations Look for a Way Out

Bloomberg: Long dwarfed by Brazil's capital market and economy, the members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc are looking to kick start their integrated equity platform to woo foreign investors who are increasingly picky about where they put their money ...
Rising Inflation Fails to Deter Equity Markets in Brazil

- 2 months earlier @ finance.yahoo.com: Stock markets in Brazil were up on April 8, despite a rise in the inflation rate for March.

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California's dominance over Brazil is short-lived as state slips back to No. 8

Fox News: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world based off an update of global economic data released Wednesday. According to the World Bank, Brazil's ...

Brazil forming council to better its football

ESPN FC: The confederation's announcement that it will form a counsel of former coaches comes less than a week after Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa America for the second consecutive time. It's also less than a year since Brazil's worst ...

Brazil to ask former coaches to help improve local football

Washington Times: The confederation's announcement that it will form a counsel of former coaches comes less than a week after Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa America for the second consecutive time. It's also less than a year since Brazil's worst ...

Xiaomi Launches Its First Smartphone Outside Asia

Wall Street Journal: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. announced its first foray outside Asia on Tuesday with the launch of its latest device, the Redmi 2, in Brazil. The decision to both manufacture and sell the phone in Brazil underscores the challenges companies face ...

Brazil and U.S. Working To Mend Ties

Patch.com: Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security ...

Brazilian president: Our countries share fight against 'blemish of slavery'

CNN: "I think Brazil and the U.S. have a great deal in common," Rousseff said. "We are two countries that have a hallmark in our history, something that we actually had to fight to overcome. I'm talking about the blemish of slavery." The legacy of slavery ...

Brazil's guidelines for healthy eating are startlingly frank and nutritionally

Quartz: Following up on the 152-pages of dietary guidelines it released in November 2014, the Brazilian government has created a four-and-a-half minute video on YouTube with helpful advice for anyone trying to stick to a healthy diet, in Brazil or anywhere else.

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BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks as President Barack Obama listens during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The president and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ...

Dilma Rousseff puts spying spat aside, seeks economic aid for Brazil on U.S. visit

Washington Times: President Obama took Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (second from right) on a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Ms. Rousseff's trip is also taking place as the world's seventh-largest economy is falling into recession ...

Brazil's President Seeks Investment During US Visit

Wall Street Journal: NEW YORK—This week's meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington is expected to be short on splashy announcements, but it could go a long way to healing a breach between the leaders of the ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL..

Iran, Greece, Climate Change Dominate US-Brazil Meeting

Wall Street Journal: Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, said the Iran negotiations depend on verification—not trust—and that ultimately, Iranians will determine whether they can abide by the framework agreed to earlier this ...

Brazil's Petrobras Slashes Five-Year Investment Budget

Wall Street Journal: “All these years, and especially after the 'pre-salt' [oil reserves] announcement, Brazil experienced a situation of great euphoria and megalomania,” said Adriano Pires, president of the Brazilian Infrastructure Center, a consultancy. “Now the country ...

Lilly is Fined by Brazil for 'Sham' Litigation Over a Cancer Drug Patent

Eli Lilly LLY +1.24% was fined about $11 million by Brazilian authorities for pursuing “sham” patent litigation that was designed to extend exclusivity for its Gemzar cancer treatment, according to a statement from Brazil's Administrative Council for ...

Brazil's Petrobras Slashes 5-Year Investment Budget

Wall Street Journal: It deals a significant setback to Brazil's ambitions of becoming a major player in the global oil industry, as Petrobras reduced its domestic production target by 2020 to 2.8 million barrels of oil equivalent a day, down from 4.2 million. Petrobras ...

UNITED STATES..

US Opening Market to Argentina, Brazil Beef Imports

ABC News: Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Tuesday that Mexico and Canada will also reopen their markets. The US ...

US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports

U-T San Diego: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Tuesday that Mexico and Canada will ...

In a major moment for climate policy, China, Brazil, and the US all announce

Washington Post: Brazil, the United States and China — three of the world's top 10 greenhouse gas emitters — all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western Hemisphere's two most ...

USDA takes first step to import fresh beef from Brazil, Argentina

STLtoday.com: CHICAGO • Fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina will be allowed into the United States under amended regulations that specify conditions to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health ...

IN BRAZIL..

Brazil Steps Forward on Animal Welfare

HSUS News (blog): Sao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil and in all of the western hemisphere, and a financial and cultural center of South America, has banned the sale of foie gras and the fur products from animals farmed solely for their fur, in yet another victory for ...

Xiaomi take first big step outside China with Brazil smartphone

Reuters: Xiaomi's global vice-president, Hugo Barra, said at a launch event on Tuesday that the entry-level Redmi 2 smartphone would go on sale in Brazil next week for 499 reais ($160). Without traditional advertising or stores, China's top-selling smartphone ...

Aloca to close smelter in Brazil

WATE 6 On Your Side: KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Lightweight metals company Alcoa announced on Tuesday that it will permanently close its Brazil location on June 30. The Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter has been reduced since May 2014 and the underlying market ...

Over 3300 Web sites promote sex tourism in Brazil

Fox News Latino: Some 3,350 Web sites have been set up to promote sex tourism in Brazil, press reports said. The top city for sex tourism is Rio de Janeiro, which will host the Summer Olympics next year, the O Globo newspaper reported, citing a study by consulting firm ...

Brazil February retail sales post sharpest drop since 2003

The latest retail data underscored expectations of an economic recession in Brazil this year as President Dilma Rousseff raises taxes and cuts spending to limit public debt and safeguard the country's investment-grade rating. Furniture and home appliance sales also tumbled 10.4 percent from a year earlier and declined 1.3 percent from January, as borrowing costs rose due to a series of interest ...

Rising Inflation Fails to Deter Equity Markets in Brazil

Stock markets in Brazil were up on April 8, despite a rise in the inflation rate for March.

Xiaomi expands reach outside Asia, launches Redmi 2 in Brazil

Xiaomi has launched its first handset outside of Asia, with the Redmi 2 going up for sale in Brazil from next week. The Chinese vendor is collaborating with Foxconn in manufacturing the devices locally.

COPA AMERICA..

Brazil Boss Dunga Has Big Decisions to Make After Copa America Exit

Bleacher Report: Quite possibly, the most infuriating aspect of Brazil's limp Copa America elimination against Paraguay at the weekend was the meek manner in which they gave up the ghost. While debate continues to rage on the talent, or lack thereof, in this squad, and ...

'Ashamed' Rivaldo slams 'ugly' Brazil squad

Goal.com: Brazil legend Rivaldo has slated the selection process for the national team in the aftermath of their early Copa America exit. Dunga's men crashed out of the tournament when they lost to Paraguay on penalties at the quarter-final stage, sparking ...

Brazil's Best and Worst Players at the Copa America

Bleacher Report: So, Brazil's Copa America adventure met a premature end. While it was a hugely disappointing exit at the quarter-final stage for Dunga and his charges, there were nevertheless a few bright spots on an otherwise cloudy horizon for the coach to mull over ...

No flair, no future: Dunga's Brazil going nowhere - Goal.com

Another year, another failure for Brazil's once-fantastic football team. After the humiliation of losing 7-1 at home to Germany in last year's World Cup, the Selecao have been knocked out of the Copa America on penalties by ...

Paraguay stuns Brazil again at Copa America |: The World Game

Paraguay returned to haunt Brazil once more at the Copa America, knocking out Dunga's side on penalties 4-3 in the quarter-finals in Concepcion.

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