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  1. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Brazil's inflation: near its peak?

    Brazilian inflation broke the upper bound of the government’s target range in the first half of July, reaching an annual...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Brazil’s economy: another 7-1 defeat?

    Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals was bad enough but now it looks like the country’s...

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  1. Brazil: Infrastructure 2013

    Plans to break logistical bottlenecks are under way before the country hosts big sport...
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    As the country prepares to host the World Cup, the possibility of a resurgence of last...
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  1. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  2. July 14, 2014

    World Cup finale kicks off Brazil’s election campaign

    When the referee blew the whistle that brought the World Cup final to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, he was also...

  3. July 14, 2014

    Brazil investors take World Cup defeat to the polls

    Following its shock 7-1 defeat against Germany last week in their World Cup semi-final, the market value of Brazil’s...

  4. The World

    July 13, 2014

    Rousseff in spotlight post-World Cup

    By Joe Leahy in Rio de Janeiro For Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, the World Cup ended the same way as it began – with...

  5. July 11, 2014

    Brazil after the World Cup

    In the end, Brazil did not get the golden outcome it had hoped for: a sixth World Cup victory. The national team’s drubbing...

  6. July 8, 2014

    Brazil shell-shocked by World Cup horror show

    Brazil mourns World Cup rout It’s hard to think of a bigger humiliation in sporting history than Brazil 1 Germany 7....

  7. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Brazil's Rousseff should forget Neymar

    As Joe Leahy reported at the weekend, the back injury suffered on Friday by Neymar, Brazil’s star striker, is unlikely to...

  8. July 6, 2014

    Brazil polls signal Neymar fracture is unlikely to hurt Rousseff

    When Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zúñiga crashed his knee into Brazil’s Neymar in the World Cup quarter final on Friday, he...

  9. July 3, 2014

    Bridge collapse mars Brazilian World Cup

    At least two people were killed and 20 injured in Brazil following the collapse of an overpass being built for an urban...

  10. July 3, 2014

    World Cup cheer for Dilma Rousseff premature as Brazil poll looms

    It is an unlikely line-up of speakers: a metro employee, students with matching dreadlocks, a woman from a nearby slum and a...

  11. June 22, 2014

    Rousseff party nomination win ends speculation of Lula comeback

    Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has officially declared President Dilma Rousseff its candidate for elections in October,...

  12. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

    Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

  13. June 13, 2014

    Dilma ignores jeers as Brazil gets festive

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff sought to dismiss on Friday booing and derisory chants from the crowd gathered in São...

  14. The World

    June 12, 2014

    A joyous start, and an Oscar for Brazil

    Brazil 3 (Neymar Jr 29, 71 penalty; Oscar 90) Croatia 1 (Marcelo own goal 11) By Simon Kuper in Sâo Paulo This was the...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 11, 2014

    Dilma set for a penalty shoot-out in October: Nomura

    Does Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff look for the first time like she might lose the October election? Nomura economists...

  16. June 11, 2014

    Rousseff’s fate hangs on World Cup glory

    President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of re-election for a second term in October are hanging in the balance as Brazil prepares...

  17. June 11, 2014

    Rousseff relegates Brazil World Cup pessimists

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff launched an impassioned plea on television and radio on Tuesday night for a sceptical...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    Brazil's Rousseff: never mind Fifa standard, this is Brazil standard

    Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, has launched a charm offensive in the days leading up to the World Cup in a bid to...

  19. June 8, 2014

    Pre-match nerves before the big game

    What a difference between Brazil’s performance on and off the pitch. Its footballers are renowned for their dazzling skill...

  20. June 4, 2014

    Brazil stocks poised for World Cup boost

    If you ask the stock pickers, it is official – Brazil will win the World Cup. Goldman Sachs uses statistical analysis to...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2014

    Dilma: the good news or the bad news

    For President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, the latest poll on her popularity offers from her perspective good news and bad news...

  22. June 3, 2014

    Brazilians face a World Cup comedown

    An advertisement released by the Brazilian government this month espouses the economic benefits to a sceptical public of the...

  23. May 25, 2014

    Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

    The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Brazil and Fifa: no love lost

    Brazil’s rocky relationship with Fifa, football’s world governing body, has reached a new low. In some of his most...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Time for Latin America to focus on reform

    Latin America has been one of the great beneficiaries of the commodities supercycle of recent years. With the peak in that...

  26. May 14, 2014

    Brazil’s leaders look to keep a lid on World Cup protests

    Pelé, the man known as Brazil’s greatest footballer and usually referred to with the honorific O Rei do Futebol (King of...

  27. May 13, 2014

    The homeless invade Brazil’s World Cup dream

    ‘Flash favelas’ in the shadow of the World Cup You know when you are approaching the shantytown known as Copa do Povo, or...

  28. May 11, 2014

    Alcoa to sell excess energy in Brazil

    Soaring power prices in Brazil have made it more profitable for Alcoa, the US aluminium maker, to cut local production of...

  29. May 4, 2014

    Brazil’s Olympian World Cup blues

    Poor Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s president projects the tedious aura of the efficiency of Angela Merkel, except with the...

  30. May 1, 2014

    Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff boosts welfare support ahead of poll

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has struck a blow against her opponents in elections scheduled for October by sharply...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2014

    Brazil: central banker to become finance minister?

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is considering replacing her finance minister Guido Mantega, with the head of the central...

  32. April 23, 2014

    Brazil moves to make up over US spy row

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff opened an international conference in São Paulo on the internet on Wednesday by attacking...

  33. April 20, 2014

    How Obama lost friends and influence in the Brics

    When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics – Brazil,...

  34. April 20, 2014

    The beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws

    The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is...

  35. April 20, 2014

    Washington on back foot in web negotiations

    A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward...

  36. April 20, 2014

    Brazil’s foreign policy stance leaves it in wings on global stage

    This month, Brazil marks a particularly grim moment in its history. Fifty years ago, the country’s military took power in a...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2014

    Brazil welcomes world wide web's wonks

    President Dilma Rousseff is not known for her fondness of foreign policy. But last year, the US gave her the inspiration she...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    Rousseff flies high on Brasília’s new airport

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, under siege over late preparations for the soccer World Cup that starts in June, at last...

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