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The once neglected region has been outgrowing the rest of the country but faces a huge task to stay on track

Big projects fuel northeast Brazil’s push to keep momentum

The once neglected northeast has been outgrowing the rest of the country but faces a huge task to stay on track

Richard Lapper
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Public-private partnerships help Brazil’s transport get back on track

The government has auctioned off contracts to build and operate highways over the past years

Suape refinery wins political support despite escalating cost

Petrobras project cost soars sixfold but plant creates 40,000 jobs and attracts other industry to port complex

Retail boom acts as stimulus for investment

Companies target shoppers from new middle class

Transport bottlenecks deter foreign visitors

Politics and bureaucracy blamed for delays to projects

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Recife: Rebirth of the Brazilian Venice

Site in city’s former port area to employ 20,000 people by 2020

Novels tell of northeast’s Brazil’s colonial past

Writers offer vivid insights into the region’s often turbulent history

A general view prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B match between Spain and Uruguay on June 16, 2013
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Choice as World Cup venue provides kick-start for Pernambuco

Stadium in state’s interior is part of a wider plan to revive economy