Jan 30, 2014 The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone.
Jan 24, 2014 Less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished.
Oct 21, 2013 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff convenes a committee to monitor prices and service ahead of next year’s World Cup to head off price gouging. But for retailers, there’s a fine line between appropriately responding to increased demand and taking advantage.
Aug 30, 2013 Emerging markets that thrived during the recession are seeing the flow of capital dry up.
Aug 20, 2013 A lottery for tickets to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil opens Tuesday, but it will be months before fans know if they have won seats.
Aug 15, 2013 Estee Lauder began marketing makeup to minorities in the U.S. during the recession, launching its M.A.C. stores. Now that line is the biggest selling makeup in several countries.
Aug 13, 2013 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brazil, the U.S.'s biggest trading partner in Latin America, and Brazilians are not happy about recent allegations that the government spied on U.S. friends and allies.
Aug 8, 2013 Despite the high cost, biometrics actually saves the banks money by reducing fraud and eliminating other problems that first world nations don't face.
Jun 18, 2013 What began as small protests against bus price hikes has now escalated into nationwide wide protests involving hundreds of thousands of people. When an economy expands, people bristle at corruption and poor spending choices.0
Jun 18, 2013 Up until last year, Brazil's economy was surging. But growth has slowed, just as the government is preparing to host soccer’s World Cup next year.