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  1. September 17, 2014

    Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

    Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister after...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Silva’s tale of transformation is personal and political

    To see Marina Silva deliver a speech on the campaign trail for the Brazilian presidential election next month is to watch a...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

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  1. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Gloves come off against Marina

    If Brazil’s contestants for the presidency had treated Marina Silva with kid gloves last month as a sign of respect for the...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    Brazil's Eduardo Campos: in his own words

    Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate killed in an air crash on Wednesday, paid a visit to the FT in London...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Brazil's election: is it really the economy, stupid?

    How much lower can it go? The consensus on Brazil’s economic growth this year has been revised downwards for nine successive...

  4. May 21, 2014

    Brazil in deal to fund Amazon reserve

    The Brazilian government and donors including the World Wildlife Fund announced on Wednesday an agreement to finance the...

  5. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Hello 2014: time for a new 'letter to the Brazilian people'

    The 13th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As a new year...

  6. September 17, 2013

    Brazil’s corruption crackdown to be tested in Supreme Court

    It is rare that a sequel lives up to the original blockbuster. That at least is what Brazilians fear as the country’s...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2013

    Lula: Dilma’s my homegirl

    There has been some noise and confusion around Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party (PT) recently, particularly regarding what on...

  8. June 25, 2013

    Brazil’s love of the car begins to backfire for political leaders

    In Entreatos, a documentary film about his election in 2002, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian president,...

  9. May 16, 2013

    Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties between Brazil and the US

    When the Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevêdo clinched the biggest job in global trade last week – as director-general of the...

  10. April 21, 2013

    Brazil: The creaking champions

    In 2010, when 60 Minutes came to Brazil to do a piece on the “World’s Next Economic Superpower”, the US television programme...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2013

    Guest post: the Brics must act on Syria

    By Martti Ahtisaari and Fernando Henrique Cardoso of The Elders It is unconscionable that March 15 marked two years of a...

  12. February 22, 2013

    Brazil: the first big ‘soft’ power

    The only glimpse I ever caught of Oscar Niemeyer came a little over a year ago, when the great modernist architect...

  13. January 9, 2013

    Fears grow of Brazil power shortages

    A shortage of rainfall is drying up Brazil’s hydropower dams, leading to fears of electricity shortages and the possibility...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2012

    Clinton: thumbs up for Brazil

    It’s official: Brazil has the best long-term prospects of the biggest emerging market economies – Bill told us so. At a...

  15. July 23, 2012

    Latin America dogged by former leaders

    Former brokers never die, runs the old City of London saw, they just trade away. But what of former presidents? Nowhere is...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2012

    Brazil, the baby and the bathwater

    What kind of an economy does Brazil’s government want? The answer is not at all clear, as Joe Leahy reports in Tuesday’s FT....

  17. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2012

    Mercosur: dead in the water

    “I don’t know what Argentina will do. I believe Brazil will have to reconsider Mercosur.” That’s what the head of Brazil’s...

  18. May 7, 2012

    Correction: Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s name

    ● The final “o” was missing from Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s name in the Correction published on May 4. We apologise for the...

  19. May 4, 2012

    Correction: Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    ● Fernando Henrique Cardoso served as Brazil’s president from 1995 and was not leading the country in 1990 as incorrectly...

  20. March 12, 2012

    We urge UN Security Council to revoke Assad’s licence to kill

    From Lord Ashdown, Mr Lloyd Axworthy, Mr Fernando Henrique Cardoso and others. Sir, One year after the start of the Syrian...

  21. December 4, 2011

    Debt crisis lessons from Latin America

    It is only vanity that makes anyone believe they are special or “different”. Asia didn’t think Latin America’s long history...

  22. August 2, 2011

    Brazil enjoys success amid global ‘insanity’

    Once no strangers to economic crisis themselves, Brazilians in recent months have suddenly landed in the enviable position...

  23. June 3, 2011

    We should end our disastrous war on drugs

    The global war on drugs has failed. Readers should not take my word for this. It is the opening sentence of a report on the...

  24. June 2, 2011

    Global commission attacks war on drugs

    A group of former international leaders has called the war on drugs a failure, with several members calling for...

  25. January 18, 2011

    Brazil continues to wrestle with dilemma over interest rates

    Shortly after Dilma Rousseff won Brazil’s presidential election last year, the central bank published an innocuous-looking...

  26. December 29, 2010

    Brazil’s new leader set to take hands-on role

    Dilma Rousseff takes office as president of Brazil on Saturday, promising continuity with the policies that brought rising...

  27. November 24, 2010

    Rousseff names senior economics team

    Dilma Rousseff, the president-elect of Brazil, named the senior ministers in her economics team on Wednesday, including the...

  28. November 14, 2010

    Economics: Stability is not the same as durable growth

    The economist, a regular columnist at a leading newspaper, looks out of the window at São Paulo’s sparkling nightscape – but...

  29. November 14, 2010

    State of the nation: Evidence of new self-confidence is everywhere

    Visit São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro these days and signs of new-found prosperity and confidence are everywhere. Popular...

  30. October 31, 2010

    Brazilians to vote on Lula’s legacy

    At a polling station set up in the Vladimir Herzog school in São Bernardo do Campo on the outskirts of São Paulo, voters on...

  31. October 28, 2010

    Polls tip Rousseff to win in Brazil

    Two days before the end of Brazil’s presidential election campaign, Dilma Rousseff of the governing leftwing PT seems...

  32. October 3, 2010

    Brazil: the Silva chalice

    Dilma Rousseff will have a very tough act to follow if, as seems likely, she is Brazil’s incoming president. The technocrat...

  33. October 3, 2010

    Brazil’s presidential poll heads for run-off

    Peck on the cheek: Dilma Rousseff with one of the candidates for a local governorship Brazil’s presidential election took a...

  34. October 1, 2010

    Lula keen to protect legacy as Brazil votes

    When Brazilians go to the polls this weekend, it will be the first time in 21 years that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will not...

  35. September 30, 2010

    Reformers fret as Brazilians mull voting for more of the same

    At a lunch meeting this week for some of the most famous faces in Brazilian business, the host asked half a dozen chief...

  36. September 24, 2010

    Lunch with the FT: Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    The sun slanting through the open sash windows, the cool white blinds and tablecloths stirred by the gentle breeze, the...

  37. September 24, 2010

    Jim O’Neill on two Brazilian presidents

    Cardoso and Lula, 2002 I would like to suggest a great future lunch for the FT, or at least for me: it would be on Ipanema...

  38. September 22, 2010

    Brazilians unaware of party differences

    It is like 1994 all over again. Then, as now, one of two candidates from opposite ends of Brazil’s political spectrum was...

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