5 months before the World Cup, half the venues aren't finished

Jan 24, 2014
Less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished.
Posted In: World Cup, brazil

Brazil's fine line between price gouging and turning a profit

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.
Posted In: brazil, price gouging, World Cup

India and Brazil's economic reversal of fortune

Aug 30, 2013
Emerging markets that thrived during the recession are seeing the flow of capital dry up.
Posted In: BRICS, brazil, India, emerging markets

A confusing path to get World Cup tickets

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.
Posted In: World Cup, soccer, brazil

Why M.A.C. is the foundation of the Estee Lauder brand

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.
Posted In: makeup, marketing, brazil, cosmetics

NSA revelations cloud Kerry's visit to Brazil

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.
Posted In: brazil, nsa, John Kerry, Edward Snowden

Brazilian banks lead way on biometrics

Aug 6, 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.
Posted In: brazil, ATM, Biometrics

In Brazil, small protests turn quickly to big demonstrations

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
Posted In: brazil, World Cup, Transportation

Protests flare in Brazil over dissatisfaction with government services

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.
Posted In: brazil, protests, soccer

WTO appoints new leader, but will it affect your job?

May 8, 2013
Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has been chosen to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization, he will be the first Latin American to head the international group.
Posted In: World Trade Organization, brazil