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Brazil after the 2014 elections: a bumpy road ahead

Sergio Fausto – The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2/27/2015

Brazil’s future prospects, and ability to harness its advantages, will hinge on its own policy choices over the next few years. 63 more words

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Petrobras scandal about to hit Brazil's political class

Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 2/25/2015

Brazil’s top prosecutor is expected to file charges in coming days against politicians implicated in the Petrobras corruption scandal, a political bombshell that could involve members of Congress and President Dilma Rousseff’s government. 86 more words

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For Emerging Market Investors, Brazil Has Become A Hot Mess

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 2/25/2015

For those who like their macro trades to be alluring and exotic, but with an overdose of danger, then Brazil is the place for you. 181 more words

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Brazil truckers strike drags on as gov't talks stall

Marcelo Teixeira and Reese Ewing – Reuters, 2/25/2015

Truckers who blocked roads in 10 Brazilian states in an eighth day of protests struggled to find a solution in talks with the government on Wednesday to end a strike that has disrupted food and fuel supplies. 60 more words

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Brazil Mid-Month Inflation Quickens More Than Forecast

David Biller – Bloomberg Business, 2/24/2015

Brazil’s inflation in the month through mid-February quickened more than economists estimated, as the central bank continues to raise rates in the world’s second-biggest emerging market. 106 more words

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In Brazil, ‘Surfer Angel’ Is Considered for Sainthood

John Lyons – The Wall Street Journal, 2/23/2015

RIO DE JANEIRO—Praying for waves? Have faith: the Catholic Church is considering a surfer for sainthood.

The would-be patron saint of good vibes is Guido Schäffer, a Brazilian priest-in-training who was 34 and about to be ordained when he drowned while surfing near here in 2009. 42 more words

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Diplomatic row heightens as Indonesia recalls ambassador from Brazil

Ben Otto – The Wall Street Journal, 02/22/2015

The government recalled its newly appointed ambassador to Brazil, the latest sign of deteriorating relations after Indonesia last month executed a Brazilian citizen convicted of drug smuggling. 68 more words

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