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Brazil Could Save Its Atlantic Forests for Just $200 Million a Year

Douglas Main – Newsweek, 8/28/2014

The forests surrounding some of Brazil’s biggest cities, like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, are home to a dizzying variety of life, with iconic species like golden lion tamarins (pictured above), maned three-toed sloths and red-tailed parrots. 131 more words

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Brazil Government Primary Deficit Moves Farther From Target

Paulo Trevisani – The Wall Street Journal, 8/29/2014

The Brazilian government moved further away from its annual fiscal target with a primary deficit in July, according to data released by the central bank Friday. 55 more words

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Brazil's Silva Taps Voter Discontent

John Lyons – The Wall Street Journal, 8/27/2014

Just over a year ago, a million Brazilians took to the street to vent displeasure with political corruption and poor government services. 96 more words

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Brazil's Mantega says opposition win could wreck economy

Alonso Soto – Reuters, 8/28/2014

Brazil’s finance minister waded into the country’s presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers’ Party. 88 more words

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Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest

BBC News, 8/27/2014

The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the “biggest destroyer” of the Amazon rainforest.

The gang is accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally for farming and grazing. 44 more words

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Brazil enters recession in pre-election blow to Rousseff

Brian Winter – Reuters, 8/29/2014

Brazil suffered a recession in the first half of the year as investment plunged and the country’s hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s already diminishing hopes for reelection in October. 79 more words

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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

Eva Botkin-Kowacki – The Christian Science Monitor, 8/28/2014

Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new study points to a promising shift. 61 more words

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