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A Game Changer in Brazil's 2014 Presidential Elections

Paulo Sotero | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Paulo Sotero

Former senator Marina Silva's unexpected decision to join the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and position herself as running mate of governor Eduardo Campos of Pernambuco, president of the PSB, in next year's presidential race, has forced campaign strategists back to the drawing board.

Brazil Springs A WikiLeak... Assange Tags Newsman As Media Mole

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With a London court ruling that media activist Julian Assange must now return to Sweden to face charges of sex crimes, the WikiLeaks founder has made ...

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics putting the world's 5th largest economy in the global spotlight waste collection and disposal is a problem the land of the samba can't dance around.

World Cup Gets Sticker Shock in Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 09.24.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil has been in a state of depression since getting knocked out of the Copa de las Americas. The land of the samba is now struggling to manage the skyrocketing costs that will make the 2014 World Cup the most expensive ever.

New Tango Argentino... Peronism and Globalism Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Cristina Kirchner has moved her image to the political center to attract dollar investors. Instead of a dirty war, Argentina is fighting a war against food price inflation and syndicalists.

Brazil Doubles Down on China Trade

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While American consumer culture drives Brazil's young, wired and affluent, the China deals are reminders of why Beijing has pulled ahead of Washington as Brazil's top trade partner.

Brazil Olympic Funding Taps Sports Marketing Gold

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ramping up for the 2016 Rio Games, Brazil is promoting tax incentives that allow companies and individuals to invest a portion of their income taxes in programs connected to Olympic sports.

Brazil Unions Flex Muscles as Obama Afterglow Fades

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Neither foreign investment nor its own political class have narrowed the gap between haves and have nots that remains deeply embedded in the structure of Brazil´s society.