Since last year there has been much talk of possible financial stress stemming from increased debt leverage in non-financial corporates of emerging markets economies. A recent study has brought to light some key evidence on the Latin American case.
There aren't many films from the past 15 years that bowled me over the way The Matrix did. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis -- Andy and Lana -- haven't come close since then.
Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.
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Brazil's current approach to dealing with stray bullets borders on negligence. Supposedly random shootings are treated as collateral damage -- an unavoidable outcome of a tough on crime approach. If this gun-violence epidemic is to be reversed, urgent steps must be taken.
I picked up a book called '1000 places to visit before you die' today and discovered one of my recent trips had made the cut, specifically my excursion down the Amazon River.
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I am among those economists who have argued that expansive fiscal policy has been missing as a lever to support recovery in advanced economies, especially in the Eurozone. At the same time, I have cast doubts on recent attempts of using it to prop up growth in some emerging markets.
It is inconvenient, if not outright annoying, that most analysts who follow Brazil closely tend to see through the lenses of over-optimism or excess pessimism.
Brazil's is an unusually closed economy as measured by trade penetration, with exports plus imports equal to just 27.6 percent of GDP in 2013. Brazil's large size is often used to explain its relative lack of openness. But this argument does not stand up to scrutiny.
"The school was a mess - low graduation rates, gang violence bleeding into it from a neighborhood now often a battleground, and a faculty close to the...
At 50, I was finally able to admit to myself that I was a lesbian. I have been married for over 25 years and have a daughter, 15. My marriage has been a martyrdom, as I have no desire.
Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."
In the end, my husband and I aren't white. Our child is the perfection combination of the two of us. Our son is black.
As any good doctor or engineer will tell you, we do have to talk about problems as the first step to finding solutions. Still, most of the news we hear seems to dwell on the bad. So was there any good news in 2014?
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