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Brazil's 'bullets, beef and bible' caucus wants to imprison 16-year-olds

Bruce Douglas – The Guardian, 4/17/2015

Among Brazil’s weak and demoralised leftwing members of Congress, they are known as the “Bancada BBB”: Bullets, Beef and Bible Caucus. 67 more words

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Brazil Scandal Sends Multinationals Running to Attorneys

Joel Schectman – The Wall Street Journal, 4/16

Multinationals with operations in Brazil are making frightened calls to their lawyers, as the country’s spreading corruption scandal reaches more companies. 107 more words

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Investors tiptoe back into Brazil markets as inflation peaks

Walter Brandimarte – Reuters, 4/17/2015

Some investors are carefully betting that the recent selloff in Brazilian financial markets was overdone, pointing to signs that inflation is slowing and the government is getting its finances in order. 81 more words

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Protests in Brazil: Tropical tea party

The Economist (print edition), 4/18/2015

BY NEARLY any standard, the protests to denounce the president, Dilma Rousseff, and to rail against corruption in Brazil were huge. 286 more words

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The Kickback That Killed Brazil

Bruce Douglas – Foreign Policy, 4/15/2015

Underneath the tiled awning of her whitewashed veranda, Cassia Gonçalves Moreira, 46, scoops clumps of damp pastry from a large plastic tub, rolls them between her hands, and methodically lines the bottom of a dozen or so small tins arranged on the table in front of her. 109 more words

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Brazil to Present Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

Vanessa Dezem – Bloomberg Business, 4/16/2015

Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview. 119 more words

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Brazil police arrest Worker's Party treasurer Joao Vaccari Neto

Rogerio Jelmayer, Luciana Magalhaes – The Wall Street Journal, 04/15/2015

Brazil’s federal police arrested João Vaccari Neto, the treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party, or PT, as part of an investigation of… 67 more words

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