The U.S. is no longer world's leading exporter of corn

Aug 31, 2023
Brazil breaks America's near-lock on the top spot for half a century. But corn growers are still doing fine.
Despite losing market share to Brazil, U.S. growers are still selling more corn in absolute terms.
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What would a common currency mean for Brazil and Argentina?

Jan 23, 2023
The eurozone, the world's largest currency bloc, is both a blueprint and cautionary tale for the two countries.
Argentina's inflation rate hit a three-decade record of 95% last year. Above, Argentine pesos in a bill-counting machine.
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China's vaccine diplomacy begins critical test in Brazil

Jan 21, 2021
China has been aggressively promoting its COVID-19 vaccines around the world — to provide a public good, boost its pharmaceutical industry and gain geopolitical allies.
A container of vaccines developed by China's Sinovac is unloaded near Sao Paulo. The treatment was recently approved by health authorities in Brazil, though some people are skeptical of the Chinese product.
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New Trump administration tariffs mix currency dynamics into the trade war

Dec 2, 2019
The president said Monday he’ll bring back import taxes on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.
Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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Brazil says privatization will grow a stagnant economy

Sep 15, 2016
Brazil’s economy is not in good shape, and it hopes private firms can help fix it.
Lights shine in the Vidigal community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Life among the upper, upper class in Brazil

Jul 22, 2016
Journalist Alex Cuadros' book, "Brazillionaires," covers the wealthiest class in the complicated country.

Is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?

Jul 13, 2016
Just weeks away from the games, the government is facing a laundry list of issues.
Brazilian marines stand guard at the Maua square in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 9, 2016, ahead of the Rio Olympic Games. 

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Orlando tells nervous Brazilian tourists: don't worry

Jul 6, 2016
The city hopes recent events don't affect 700,000 Brazilians who visit each year
Brazilian teenagers at a restaurant in Orlando.
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Obama pitches international investors

Jun 20, 2016
Emerging markets are starting to put more money into the U.S.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit, in 2013, to promote the United States as the premier destination for business investment. 
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Could Rousseff's impeachment help Brazil's economy?

May 11, 2016
Business may respond more favorably to President Dilma Rousseff's successor.
Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves as she enters to speak at a women's rights conference on May 10, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil.
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