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    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...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

    Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
  2. Doing Business in Brazil's Northeast

    The once neglected region has been outgrowing the rest of the country but faces a huge...
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  1. March 26, 2014

    Big projects fuel northeast Brazil’s push to keep momentum

    As the bus enters the site of the future industrial zone, an expanse of civil construction works stretches as far as the eye...

  2. March 26, 2014

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

    Few projects better illustrate the frustrations of Brazil’s efforts to develop infrastructure than the urban railway under...

  3. February 24, 2014

    Brazil: Loss of faith

    For weeks workers at São Paulo’s Itaquerao stadium have been clearing up the damage from a deadly construction accident in...

  4. February 14, 2014

    Hard facts in a fictional prophecy of French decline

    The journalist Nicolas Baverez has just published a dystopian novel showing the dramatic turn for the worse France will take...

  5. January 22, 2014

    Brazil considers the cost of welfare as growth slows

    In a television campaign by Brazil’s ruling Workers Party, the country’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joins...

  6. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Brazil: the end of an era as outflows hit 10-year high

    It’s been another record-breaking day for Brazil, but not in a good way. After data on Tuesday showed car sales fell in 2013...

  7. 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...

  8. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Brazil’s fighter jet soap opera

    Dilma Rousseff It has become one of Brazil’s longest-running soap operas, or ‘telenovelas’: where is the country going to...

  9. November 27, 2013

    Two die as part of World Cup stadium in Brazil collapses

    Part of the stadium that will host the opening World Cup match in Brazil next year has been destroyed in an accident that...

  10. November 1, 2013

    Brazil may finally escape from the samba clichés

    Black is a shade of brown. So is white, if you look,” John Updike once observed of the sun-burnished skin tones on Rio de...

  11. October 30, 2013

    Brazil love affair turns sour for Pimco

    As the largest holder of bonds in Eike Batista’s oil company OGX, the US fund manager Pimco faces heartache in Brazil, after...

  12. October 17, 2013

    Petrobras: Unfulfilled potential

    Pharaoh’s motel in the industrial outskirts of São Paulo is typical of Brazil’s 5,000 secretive “love hotels” found in the...

  13. October 13, 2013

    New alliance in Brazil threatens Dilma Rousseff

    Voting is still a year away but already the gloves are coming off in Brazil’s October 2014 presidential election campaign....

  14. 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...

  15. September 11, 2013

    US not out of the woods over Brazil spying claims

    Brazilian-US relations have long been dogged by vague mutual suspicions. There is a belief among Brazilian internet...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2013

    Dilma: should I stay or should I go?

    It’s become one of the most talked about questions in Brasília this week – will President Dilma Rousseff cancel her state...

  17. August 27, 2013

    Minister’s departure aims to defuse Brazil-Bolivia tensions

    The Brazilian government has fired its foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, after members of its own diplomatic staff...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2013

    A brief history of Brazilian bolshiness

    Brazil has been putting its weight about again, this time throwing a spanner into the IMF’s efforts to secure an €11bn...

  19. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Dilma: Lula and I are as one

    Pope Francis’ visit last week seemed to last forever – every night the pontiff was on prime time television, awing the...

  20. July 21, 2013

    Rousseff’s woes prompt talk of Lula comeback

    The interaction was classic Lula, as Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is known. Discussing mass protests...

  21. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    Lula: I’m not sick, you b*****ds

    It has been two years since the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left his job in Brasília after serving the...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    Brazilian union's 'Day of Struggle' struggles to attract numbers

    When Brazilians took to the streets to protest last month, one of the most surprising elements was the absence of...

  23. 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...

  24. July 1, 2013

    Booms, busts and protests – normal life in emerging countries

    Protests erupt in the formerly happy middle classes of Turkey and Brazil. A credit crisis threatens the Chinese economic...

  25. 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,...

  26. June 23, 2013

    Mediation will not quell the anger on Brazil’s streets

    A week of unexpected and unprecedentedly widespread street protests that turned violent at times has left Brazilians both...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2013

    Brazil protesters yellow card World Cup

    When former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won the 2014 soccer World Cup for Brazil, he thought he had kicked a goal...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2013

    Brazil: Dilma's double whammy

    As one of the most popular presidents in Brazilian history, Dilma Rousseff must have hoped this would never happen. But at...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2013

    London headlines

    * China and US stage delicate rebalancing act * Beijing returns to global metals market * Argentines hope Lula will pull off...

  30. June 2, 2013

    Argentines hope Lula will pull off miracle on Vale potash mine

    It was an unnerving sight for Vale’s investors. Dressed in a traditional Andean poncho, Brazil’s former president Luiz...

  31. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2013

    Brazil: showing Africa some love

    It’s turning out to be one good week for Brazil-Africa relations. The latest sign of the ever cosier relationship came on...

  32. May 20, 2013

    Investors worry the Dilma model is unravelling in Brazil

    The exit of a senior bureaucrat little known outside his country would not normally worry international investors. But...

  33. 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...

  34. May 16, 2013

    Foreign policy: Change of tone starts to pay dividends in Washington

    One sign of how Brazilian foreign policy has changed subtly under Dilma Rousseff – and become less aggravating to the US –...

  35. 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...

  36. March 21, 2013

    Brazil’s BNDES and Caixa hit by downgrades

    Moody’s has sharply downgraded the ratings of two Brazilian banks used by the government to help prop up growth in Latin...

  37. March 13, 2013

    Brazil’s ‘Bolsa Família’ relieves poverty

    Before a packed room in the presidential palace in Brasília with a banner behind her reading, “An end to misery is just the...

  38. The World

    March 6, 2013

    Was Chavez the last of a kind?

    In recent years, it was Hugo Chávez – far more than Fidel Castro – who was the international face of Latin American...

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