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Delaware, Brazil 'veery' linked - The News Journal

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The News Journal

Delaware, Brazil 'veery' linked
The News Journal
Kitt Heckscher's "office" over these last few weeks has been behind a fallen tree, in the woods at White Clay Creek State Park. There, he and two graduate students, set up nets to catch veery birds -- creatures with an international connection to Delaware.

Brazil's $26 Billion Eyewear Industry Moves Online With Lema21 And EÓtica ... - TechCrunch

8 hours 31 min ago

TechCrunch

Brazil's $26 Billion Eyewear Industry Moves Online With Lema21 And EÓtica ...
TechCrunch
Editor's note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com. The two largest venture-backed players tackling Brazil's multibillion dollar eyewear industry have merged in an effort to take a piece from traditional ...

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil Wins Geneva Open Title - ABC News

14 hours 25 min ago

Chron.com

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil Wins Geneva Open Title
ABC News
Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4. The 27-year-old Bellucci's fourth career ATP title was his third in Switzerland. He also won on clay at the Swiss Open in ...
Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open finalseattlepi.com

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Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality - NPR

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Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality
NPR
There is a joke among Brazilians that a Brazilian passport is the most coveted on the black market because no matter what your background — Asian, African or European — you can fit in here. But the reality is very different. I'm sitting in café with ...

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Brazil in decline? - Open Democracy

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Open Democracy

Brazil in decline?
Open Democracy
Of the 513 chairs of the Chamber of Deputies more than one hundred representatives are members of parliamentary caucuses that are against homosexual rights and legalization of abortion and marihuana and in favour of opening up Brazil's indigenous ...

China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway - BBC News

15 hours 5 min ago

BBC News

China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway
BBC News
A Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest, has moved a step closer after Peru agreed to study the proposal. The scheme would link Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic shores.
Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China tiesFinancial Times
China, Brazil, Peru agree to railway feasibility studyChina.org.cn
China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings AttachedVICE News
Deutsche Welle -Fox News Latino
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Brazil to Offer Leniency Deals to Spur Energy Industry - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:42pm

Wall Street Journal

Brazil to Offer Leniency Deals to Spur Energy Industry
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—With a corruption scandal at state-controlled energy giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA weighing on Brazil's fragile economy, the government is advancing leniency deals for several private firms linked to the scandal, according to officials ...

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Brazil Unveils $22.64 Billion in Budget Cuts - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:24am

Bloomberg

Brazil Unveils $22.64 Billion in Budget Cuts
Wall Street Journal
BRASÍLIA—Brazil's government unveiled Friday 69.9 billion Brazilian reais ($22.64 billion) in cuts to its 2015 budget, slightly below an earlier forecast. Discretionary expenses are being cut to 4.2% of GDP from 4.7% of GDP, bringing them back to 2013 ...
Brazil's Real Leads Emerging-Market Declines Amid Fiscal ConcernBloomberg
MarketsBrazil's real sinks even as dollar stumblesFinancial Times

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Brazil decriminalizes efforts to turn its biota into gold - Science /AAAS

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:19am

Science /AAAS

Brazil decriminalizes efforts to turn its biota into gold
Science /AAAS
The evolutionary biologist at the Instituto Butantan in São Paulo had run afoul of a law aiming to clamp down on what Brazil perceived as rampant pillaging of its biological resources. Jared hadn't filled out all the paperwork required under law MP ...

IMF chief urges fiscal discipline for Brazil revival - Yahoo! Maktoob News

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:22am

Yahoo! Maktoob News

IMF chief urges fiscal discipline for Brazil revival
Yahoo! Maktoob News
Brazil can bounce back from five years of low growth if it strengthens fiscal and monetary policy and delivers on structural reform, IMF head Christine Lagarde said Friday on a visit to Rio. South America's largest economy has sputtered after a period ...
Lagarde preaches fiscal discipline in Brazil slumGulf Times
IMF: Brazil's economy is on the right trackBrazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)
Lagarde: Reinforcing Policy Credibility, Reigniting Robust Growth – SpeechEurasia Review

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Brazil's president accused of "creative accounting" - CNNMoney

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:28am

CNNMoney

Brazil's president accused of "creative accounting"
CNNMoney
A group of opposition parties led by the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) will request that Brazil's General Prosecutor investigate Rousseff for allegedly breaking the law with a series of measures popularly called "creative accounting".
Brazil's Economic Downturn, Corruption Scandals Shake LeaderWall Street Journal
Brazil jobless rate rises again as economic downturn bitesFinancial Times
Brazil's ditching of climate change targets may not signal policy shiftThe Guardian
Bloomberg -Buenos Aires Herald -Reuters
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How JWT Brazil and Dolby Captured the Iconic Sound of Coke Being Poured ... - Adweek

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:08am

Adweek

How JWT Brazil and Dolby Captured the Iconic Sound of Coke Being Poured ...
Adweek
That's why JWT Brazil partnered with Dolby for a new cinema ad featuring Coke, and the resulting spot will soon be featured in place of the sound system's usual pre-movie promo. To deliver the heightened sound of fizzing soda and crackling ice, JWT ...

China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings Attached - VICE News

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:33am

VICE News

China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings Attached
VICE News
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil this week, and he did not come empty-handed. At the outset of a four-stop South American tour, Li met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasília and announced deals, financing, and investments worth ...
Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China tiesFinancial Times
The 2016 Olympics in Brazil – Chinese to the coreDeutsche Welle
China looking to build factories in Brazil, premier saysFox News Latino
Inter Press Service -Xinhua -CRIENGLISH.com
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Brazil's annual inflation remains at 11-year high in mid-May - Reuters

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:28am

Brazil's annual inflation remains at 11-year high in mid-May
Reuters
(Adds details on services prices, comments) By Silvio Cascione SAO PAULO, May 22 Brazil's annual inflation rate remained at an 11-year high in mid-May despite a smaller increase in electricity rates and services prices, keeping pressure on the central ...
Brazil May IPCA-15 12-Month Consumer Price Index Rises 8.24%Nasdaq

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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil - USA TODAY

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:06am

USA TODAY

Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil
USA TODAY
SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup. But almost a year after the "catastrophic" loss to Germany on what he ...

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In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:02am

Los Angeles Times

In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
Los Angeles Times
Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth ...

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Brazil Raises Tax on Financial Firms - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:42am

Wall Street Journal

Brazil Raises Tax on Financial Firms
Wall Street Journal
The tax, known as the CSLL, will rise to 20% from 15%, and will take effect in September, according to a presidential decree published Friday in Brazil's Official Gazette. The measure comes as tax revenue has dropped and economists forecast the country ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil to raise tax on banks to bolster fiscal accountsReuters
Brazil Boosts Taxes on Banks Before Rolling Out Budget CutsBloomberg
Brazil Boosts Tax on Banks as Levy Struggles to Meet Fiscal GoalBrazil Business Today (subscription)

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GTIS Partners, GP Investments buy Brazil Hospitality Group - Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:37am

GTIS Partners, GP Investments buy Brazil Hospitality Group
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
GTIS Partners and GP Investments have closed their August 2014 $400 million tender offer for the shares of Brazil Hospitality Group, a Brazilian hotel owner. The deal gives GTIS Partners an about 70 percent stake in the company, with the remainder ...

China and Brazil are becoming BFFs. Should we be worried? - Washington Post (blog)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:11am

The Guardian

China and Brazil are becoming BFFs. Should we be worried?
Washington Post (blog)
RIO DE JANEIRO — The big question after the announcement of a potential $53 billion investment agreement between Brazil and China on Tuesday is whether it should be a cause for concern, especially as the deal includes discussions about defense, ...
Chinese Plan Investments and Loans for BrazilNew York Times
China and Brazil confirm trade and investment deals worth billionsThe Guardian
UPDATE 2-China's Li brings investment boost to struggling BrazilReuters
Wall Street Journal -International Business Times -Financial Times
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HSBC Considering 'Strategic Options' for Brazil Business - New York Times

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:39pm

Reuters UK

HSBC Considering 'Strategic Options' for Brazil Business
New York Times
In February, Stuart Gulliver, the bank's chief executive, identified the Brazilian business as one of four “problem” markets where HSBC may seek more extreme restructuring measures if returns did not improve. The bank also is seeking improvement in its ...
HSBC confirms may sell Brazil unit after suitors show interestReuters UK
HSBC eyes Brazil sale as US court reverses US$2.5 billion securities-fraud ...South China Morning Post (subscription)
HSBC exploring the sale of its Brazil operationIrish Times
MarketWatch -Yahoo7 News
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