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Brazil's liberals - The Economist

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Brazil's liberals
The Economist
Although Brazil thinks of itself as a “tropical Sweden”, advocates of freer markets and a less intrusive state are making headway. Of the 50 organisations that belong to the Liberty Network, an umbrella group, all but a handful were founded in the past ...

Brazil's Gullane, Universal Channel Team on 'Basic Health Center' - Variety

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Variety

Brazil's Gullane, Universal Channel Team on 'Basic Health Center'
Variety
Fresh off its Sundance actress prize and Berlin Panorama Audience Award for “The Second Mother,” Gullane Filmes, run by Fabiano and Caio Gullane and a Brazilian movie powerhouse, is partnering with Universal Channel in Brazil on a groundbreaking ...

Brazil's Government Limits Spending Through April - Wall Street Journal

4 hours 33 min ago

Brazil's Government Limits Spending Through April
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian federal government on Friday announced a spending cap through April as part of efforts to reach its budget targets for this year. The government will limit federal spending and cap certain investments at 75 billion Brazilian ...

Brazil's coming recession - The Economist

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The Economist

Brazil's coming recession
The Economist
IT IS easy for a visitor to Rio to feel that nothing is amiss in Brazil. The middle classes certainly know how to live: with Copacabana and Ipanema just minutes from the main business districts a game of volleyball or a surf starts the day. Hedge-fund ...
Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will goFT.com (registration) (blog)
Petrobras scandal about to hit Brazil's political classReuters
Downgrade of Brazil Oil Giant Stirs Wider ConcernWall Street Journal
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Brazil's BossaNovaFilms Preps 'Chef Pompom,' 'Caco e Dado' (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety

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Variety

Brazil's BossaNovaFilms Preps 'Chef Pompom,' 'Caco e Dado' (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety
Partnering with HBO Latin America, Globosat and Discovery, three of the biggest players in Latin American TV, Sao Paulo's BossaNovaFilms is advancing on a highly diversified TV slate that now includes “Chef Pompom,” a multi-platform project which aims ...

Brazil's Alice, Felipe Braga on 'Neymar Jr…,' Branded Content and Giving ... - Variety

10 hours 23 min ago

Variety

Brazil's Alice, Felipe Braga on 'Neymar Jr…,' Branded Content and Giving ...
Variety
Starring Alice Braga, the best-known Brazilian actress of her generation, (“Elysium,” “I Am Legend,” “City of God”) directed by Felipe Braga, co-scribe of Stephen Daldry's “Trash,” and produced by both Bragas (no relation) and Rita Moraes at Los Bragas ...

In a quagmire - The Economist

10 hours 30 min ago

The Economist

In a quagmire
The Economist
CAMPAIGNING for a second term as Brazil's president in an election last October, Dilma Rousseff painted a rosy picture of the world's seventh-biggest economy. Full employment, rising wages and social benefits were threatened only by the nefarious ...

UPDATE 2-Truckers carry on Brazil strike despite gov't offers, threats - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:07pm

UPDATE 2-Truckers carry on Brazil strike despite gov't offers, threats
Reuters
Local logistic companies, such as NTC&Logistica, say several firms will likely close in the near future in order to restore balance to the troubled sector. Although the flow of trucks was normal in Brazil's richest state of Sao Paulo, including at the ...

Brazil judge targets WhatsApp with suspension order - The Guardian

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:34pm

The Guardian

Brazil judge targets WhatsApp with suspension order
The Guardian
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier in February ...
Appeal halts Brazilian judge's order to suspend WhatsAppThe Verge
WhatsApp Banned In Brazil Over 'Graphic Photos'Sky News
Brazil bans WhatsApp because of fears of child porn exchangesDaily Mail
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Judge in Batista's Insider Trading Trial in Brazil Is Removed From Case - New York Times

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:09pm

New York Times

Judge in Batista's Insider Trading Trial in Brazil Is Removed From Case
New York Times
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The Brazilian businessman Eike Batista won a court victory of sorts on Thursday when the judge who had been presiding over his trial was removed from the case after he was filmed driving Mr. Batista's seized Porsche. Mr. Batista is ...
Brazil: Removal of Judge From Billionaire Trial Is RequestedABC News
Brazil judge in Batista case seen driving tycoon's seized PorscheReuters

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Appeal halts Brazilian judge's order to suspend WhatsApp - The Verge

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:01pm

The Guardian

Appeal halts Brazilian judge's order to suspend WhatsApp
The Verge
A Brazilian judge order to suspend WhatsApp has been halted by an appeal, according to O Globo. The suspension was first ordered on February 11 after an ongoing investigation in which WhatsApp apparently declined to assist law enforcement, but was ...
Brazil judge targets WhatsApp with suspension orderThe Guardian
Judge Bans WhatsApp in Brazil and Says He Wants App to Contribute with PoliceFolha.com
WhatsApp Banned In Brazil Over 'Graphic Photos'Sky News

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Brazil's Unemployment Jumps in January - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:11am

Brazil's Unemployment Jumps in January
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—Brazil's unemployment rate jumped to the highest level in more than a year in January, raising pressure on President Dilma Rousseff as her government is increasing taxes and reducing spending. The jobless rate in six of Brazil's major ...
Unemployment in Brazil reaches highest level in 16 monthsFox News Latino
UPDATE 1-Brazil unemployment hits highest in over a year in JanuaryReuters
Brazil's Unemployment Rate Rises More Than Economists ForecastBloomberg
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Judge Orders Suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil - ABC News

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:42am

Irish Independent

Judge Orders Suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil
ABC News
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month ...
Judge Bans WhatsApp in Brazil and Says He Wants App to Contribute with PoliceFolha.com
Judge orders suspension of Whatsapp across Brazil as it 'failed to help in ...Irish Independent

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Brazil Food, Fuel Shortages Persist as Trucker Strike Eases - Bloomberg

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:20am

teleSUR English

Brazil Food, Fuel Shortages Persist as Trucker Strike Eases
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Brazil's government will start fining truckers as a strike now in its ninth day threatens Latin America's largest economy with food and fuel shortages. The police will fine drivers who block highways as much as 10,000 reais ($3,470) per ...
UPDATE 3-Brazil truckers strike drags on as gov't talks stallReuters
Truckers continue to block roads in Brazil despite agreement with gov'tFox News Latino
Brazil's main port of Santos reopened on truck strike's 8th dayReuters UK
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UPDATE 1-Brazil posts lowest central government surplus in 7 years - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:40am

Business Recorder

UPDATE 1-Brazil posts lowest central government surplus in 7 years
Reuters
(Recasts with surplus results, adds official comments and budget data). By Alonso Soto. BRASILIA Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government posted its lowest primary budget surplus for the month of January in seven years, Treasury data showed on ...
Brazil Central Government Misses January Surplus ForecastBloomberg

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Brazil central gov't posts primary surplus of $3.6 bln in January - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:56am

Brazil central gov't posts primary surplus of $3.6 bln in January
Reuters
(Replaces Portuguese language story with English). BRASÍLIA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government posted a primary budget surplus of 10.405 billion reais ($3.61 billion) in January, the country's Treasury said on Thursday. The central ...
Brazil Central Government Misses January Budget Surplus ForecastBloomberg

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Volkswagen, Embraer summoned in Brazil dictatorship probe - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:51am

Volkswagen, Embraer summoned in Brazil dictatorship probe
Reuters
The other companies are Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA , industrial firms Grupo Aliperti and Cobrasma SA, port operator Companhia Docas do Estado de Sao Paulo (Codesp), and Companhia Metropolitano de Sao Paulo (Metro), which operates the ...

World Cup Fueled Brazil AmBev's 2014 Investments - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:28am

World Cup Fueled Brazil AmBev's 2014 Investments
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO— Companhia de Bebidas das Americas , or AmBev, the brewer of beer brands such as Skol and Brahma, invested more than expected in its Brazil operations last year due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite the country's sluggish economic ...

UPDATE 1-Brazil unemployment hits highest in over a year in January - Reuters

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:20am

UPDATE 1-Brazil unemployment hits highest in over a year in January
Reuters
Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose more than expected in January to 5.3 percent, the highest since September 2013, from 4.3 percent in December, statistics agency IBGE said. The median forecast in a Reuters poll of 25 economists was 5.0 ...
Brazil's Unemployment Rate Rises More Than Economists ForecastBloomberg
Brazil Unemployment Rate Increases Sharply in JanuaryNasdaq

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Quirky Winds Fuel Brazil's Devastating Drought, Amazon's Flooding - National Geographic

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:47am

National Geographic

Quirky Winds Fuel Brazil's Devastating Drought, Amazon's Flooding
National Geographic
In São Paulo, Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, Maria de Fátima dos Santos has lived for days at a time with no water, relying on what she had carefully hoarded in bottles. But in the Bolivian Amazon, about 1,800 miles ...
Brazil has more freshwater than any other country, but its biggest city is ...Quartz
Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscleReuters
Drought sends protesters into streets of Brazil's largest cityFox News Latino
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