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  1. 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...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

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    The once neglected region has been outgrowing the rest of the country but faces a huge...
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  1. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Brazil: Housewife for president!

    Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

    Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2014

    Mind-boggling conundrum of Brazil’s elections

    If anyone had any doubts about the political significance of the tragic plane crash that killed presidential candidate...

  4. August 18, 2014

    Marina Silva injects charisma into Brazil’s presidential campaign

    Marina Silva has made a habit of escaping death. Growing up in a poor family of rubber tappers in the Amazon jungle, she...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    World Cup catches Brazilian politics offside

    And the winner is What will be the legacy of the World Cup for Brazil? Until now, most people have looked at this question...

  10. 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...

  11. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2014

    Brazil: missing out in Africa

    Remember the days when Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sought to make Latin America’s largest country...

  12. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    World Cup: are Brazilians unexcited?

    When in 2007, Fifa president Sepp Blatter awarded Brazil the right to host the 2014 World Cup, Brazilians celebrated like...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. May 7, 2014

    Brazil’s love of ‘pork’ explains obesity levels

    Looking for a job where you barely have to turn up for work, get paid about 27 times the minimum wage and can retire early...

  18. May 4, 2014

    Former governor offers Brazil new option for president

    Eduardo Campos provides a straightforward prognosis for what is ailing Brazil. The former governor of Brazil’s northeastern...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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....

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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