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The de Melo’s street in the Sao Paulo suburbs.

The Brazilian middle class faces an uncertain future

Feb 26, 2015
Debt and a slowdown has placed the country at an economic crossroads.
Posted In: brazil, Brazilian economy, Petrobras
The Atibainha River dam is part of the Sao Paulo's Cantareira system of dams, which supplies water to 45% of the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo and its 20 million people.

Brazil is facing its worst drought in a century

Feb 12, 2015
Schoolkids are told not to brush their teeth, and rationing may be on the horizon.
Posted In: brazil, drought, groundwater

Do Brazilians even want soccer anymore?

Jun 12, 2014
As the World Cup gets underway, Brazilians question the money spent on the events
Posted In: brazil, World Cup, protests

The number 2,000: Economic lessons from Brazil

Jun 5, 2014
Just because something has never happened before, doesn't mean it's impossible.
Posted In: brazil, sovereign debt

Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

May 30, 2014
The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
Posted In: coffee, brazil, farmers, bbc
A demonstrator protests with a Brazilian national flag

Brazil is not ready to host FIFA

May 6, 2014
Brazil's about to host the World Cup and the Olympics...and they're not ready.
Posted In: brazil, soccer, protests

Taking national security to the cloud

Apr 7, 2014
Some countries want to build their own cloud storage space.
Posted In: Germany, brazil, cloud computing, data, data storage

Cuba makes bid for foreign investment with a multi-million dollar port

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.
Posted In: cuba, brazil

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

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