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Brazil police report massive tax fraud scheme, more than $2B in losses

SAO PAULO – The federal police agency said Friday it has begun legal proceedings against companies allegedly involved in a fraud scheme that has cost Brazil’s public coffers almost $2 billion in unpaid fines and taxes. 180 more words


Ryan outraged over Brazilian's deportation from U.S.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Niles, said he is outraged that the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would deport a Brazilian wanted for attempted murder, while Brazil continues to refuse the extradition of Claudia Hoerig. 158 more words


Brazil nature experiences #2 - Rio de Janeiro

Following a further couple of days in São Paulo after returning from Brasilia, it was time to head off again, this time to Brazil’s most iconic city – Rio de Janeiro. 636 more words


Experts give their prescriptions for Brazil as the commodity boom ends

Joe Leahy – Financial Times, 3/25/2015

Brazil’s economy has slowed sharply. The brakes were applied by the end of the commodity supercycle that occurred in the first decade of the 21st century combined with rapid credit growth. 58 more words

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What Investors Think About Brazil Political & Currency Risk

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 3/27/2015

Michael Reynal, portfolio manager at the $287 million RS Emerging Markets Fund (GBEMX) puts it this way: “Politics are ruining a good investment story in Brazil.” 103 more words

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Dengue fever in Brazil: When it rains, it pours

The Economist, 3/28/2015

A MOIST March, combined with the wettest February in 20 years, has brought respite to Brazil’s parched south-east. Last year’s record drought in the region, where two in five Brazilians live and where more than half the country’s output is produced, had stretched into January. 210 more words

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Brazil brewery creates 'feminist beer'

Saffron Alexander – The Telegraph, 3/27/2015

A brewery in Brazil is attempting to challenge the negative stereotypes associated with beer with Cerveja Feminista – a “feminist” beer. 65 more words

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