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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies strengthen, Brazil stocks rise after Lula detention

Reuters – 2016-03-05

(Updates to close, adds background) By Walker Simon and Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, March 4 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies appreciated on Friday, buoyed by firmer oil and commodity prices,...

Series of Brazil Books Expanded by New London Librarium

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-03-15

With funding from the National Library of Brazil, a small publisher announces more titles in its series of books on Brazilian culture and issues. The post Series of Brazil Books Expanded by New...

Thousands Protest In Brazil After President Names Predecessor As Chief Of Staff Amid Fraud Probe

The Huffington Post – 2016-03-17

Protests erupted in Brazilian cities on Wednesday after President Dilma Rousseff named her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva chief of staff and a taped telephone conversation fed opposition...

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Rousseff knew about bribery scheme, senator says -magazine

Reuters – 2016-03-19

SAO PAULO, March 19 (Reuters) - A senator accused of involvement in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal said President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula were both aware of it and tried to block...

Brazil's Rousseff knew about bribery scheme, senator says - magazine

Reuters – 2016-03-19

SAO PAULO, March 19 (Reuters) - A senator accused of involvement in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal said President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula were both aware of it and tried to block...

Brazil's government has imploded. Here's what could happen next

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-21

The events of the past week have left Brazil without a stable government. Massive protests have demanded that President Dilma Rousseff  be removed from office for corruption, and she has warned of...

Blackstone denies seeking to acquire Brazil mall operator

Reuters – 2016-04-04

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Investment firm Blackstone Group LP on Sunday said it is not considering an acquisition of Brazilian shopping mall operator BR Malls Participacoes SA , denying a report...

UPDATE 1-Blackstone denies seeking to acquire Brazil mall operator

Reuters – 2016-04-04

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 (Reuters) - Investment firm Blackstone Group LP on Sunday said it is not considering an acquisition of Brazilian shopping mall operator BR Malls Participacoes SA, denying a...

Coutinho has hat trick as Brazil bounces back

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-09

Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti, 7-1, Wednesday night at Orlando, Fla.  Coutinho scored in the 14th and 29th minutes...

Tite will coach Brazil's national team

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-16

Corinthians Manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil’s national team, according to his club. The announcement was made by Corinthians President Roberto...

‘Expand the Number of Readers’: Brazil’s Miriam Gabbai

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-07-29

With economic shrinkage forecast to continue, Brazil's publishing industry battles educational and distribution challenges: 'We've had to reinvent ourselves,' says a key player in the book...

Could the capybara be the Brazil equivalent to a rabbit at Easter?

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-11

Let’s put this story into rewind mode and see what you might have missed, or forgotten, or might not have known you cared about, or might have purposely avoided just so you could relive it here. A...

Brazil gets its second gold of the Games, and the U.S. another bronze, in men's pole vault

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-16

2016 Summer Olympics live coverage: U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix takes silver in 400; American men add two more bronze medals Aug. 15, 2016, 10:37 p.m. Follow all the action of the 2016 Rio Olympics...

Rio’s Tomás Pereira: Decoding Brazil’s Beleaguered Publishing Market

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-08-17

The Portuguese translation of The Da Vinci Code launched the fortunes of Brazilian publisher Arqueiro. Tomás Pereira now sees sales down 20% from 2015. The post Rio’s Tomás Pereira: Decoding...

São Paulo’s Book Fair: Brazil’s Bid for Hope in a Tough Market

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-08-19

Amid falling book production, sagging sales, low readership, and higher book prices, one of Brazil's key publishing events opens next week, the industry looking for ways forward. The post São...

Bertelsmann invests further in Brazil education

The Bookseller – 2016-09-08

Bertelsmann is investing in one of the largest groups of medical higher education institutions in Brazil, the NRE Education Group.

Brazil prosecutors plan to launch probe into BNDES - media

Reuters – 2016-09-10

BRASILIA, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors launched a preliminary investigation into an alleged corruption scheme at the national development bank BNDES, weekly magazine Veja reported on...

Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and Brazil Explore Trade

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-09-23

When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis. The post Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and...

HSBC profit falls 86% on Brazil disposal

BBC – 2016-11-07

HSBC's pre-tax profits fall sharply in the third quarter after it books a loss from the sale of its Brazilian unit.

HarperCollins takes full ownership of Brazil joint venture

The Bookseller – 2017-01-05

HarperCollins Publishers has taken full ownership of HarperCollins Brasil after purchasing the shares owned by local publisher Ediouro.

Brazil's Camargo Correa seeks new plea deal over corruption -Veja

Reuters – 2017-01-14

SAO PAULO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Construtora Camargo Correa SA, one of Brazil's biggest engineering firms, is in talks with federal prosecutors for a new plea bargain deal linked to the country's...

Brazil's Bradesco sees loan book growth, lower provisions this year

Reuters – 2017-02-02

* Banco Bradesco SA , Brazil's No. 2 private-sector bank by assets, announced on Thursday the following operating estimates for this year:

Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-21

The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir...

Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-25

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury...

Brazil's Carnival 2017: A week-long celebration of parades and street parties

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-27

Revelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes...

The UAE’s Sultan Al Qasimi and Brazil’s Luiz Schwarcz Lead International Excellence Awards

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-03-15

Cross-cultural collaboration and publishing integrity are the key values backing the 2017 International Excellence Awards choices. The post The UAE’s Sultan Al Qasimi and Brazil’s Luiz...

Brazil pension reform protests

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-16

Brazilian civil servants, rural workers and labor unions staged nationwide demonstrations against President Michel Temer’s pension reform plan, with hundreds of protesters occupying the finance...

Brazil detains meatpacking executive after raids in rotten meat probe

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-19

Police detained an executive of BRF SA on Saturday, as the meat company and rival JBS SA took out full-page advertisements to burnish their image after raids to investigate alleged bribes paid to...

Brazil president calls emergency meeting over tainted meat scandal

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-19

Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian President Michel Temer called an emergency ministerial meeting for Sunday to deal with a growing scandal over the safety of meat and poultry sold at home and abroad by the...

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-21

Brasília (AFP) - The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban. Another ban on...

Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-26

Brasília (AFP) - Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The...

International Rights Trade Grows at Brazil’s Bienal do Livro Rio

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-03-28

As Brazil's publishers look to boost their rights business, the Bienal do Livro in Rio prepares to host its Agents & Business Center for a second time. The post International Rights Trade Grows...

Gunmen on motorcycles in Brazil’s largest city kill nine in less than an hour

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-06

Though the homicide rate has dropped in Brazil’s most populous city, shootings have become disturbingly common in Sao Paulo, and two incidents this week left nine dead in less than an hour. Both...

Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millions

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-26

SAO PAULO (AP) — Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the...

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-29

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin...

Final vote on Brazil pension reform now expected after June

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-04

By Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer's proposal to reform Brazil's costly social security system easily cleared a congressional committee vote on Wednesday, setting...

Protesters demand impeachment of Brazil's president: 'We have to fight for better'

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-22

Protesters turned out by the thousands in heavy rain on Sunday to demand the impeachment of Brazilian President Michel Temer. According to organizers, some 20,000 people brought their banners, signs...

Soggy protesters demand impeachment of Brazil's president: 'We have to fight for better'

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-22

Protesters turned out by the thousands in heavy rain on Sunday to demand the impeachment of Brazilian President Michel Temer. According to organizers, some 20,000 people brought their banners, signs...

Bloodshed, fires and chaos as thousands march in Brazil to demand president's ouster

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-25

Tens of thousands of Brazilians descended on Brasilia, the capital, on Wednesday, setting fires, smashing windows and storming government buildings to demand the ouster of yet another Brazilian...

Flooding in Brazil leaves tens of thousands homeless, at least six dead

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-30

Flooding in Brazil’s northeastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas has left tens of thousands homeless and at least six people dead, authorities said Monday. Some 30,000 have lost their homes in...

A performance artist searches for healing in 'The Space in Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil'

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-16

Famed Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic takes a long strange trip across Brazil in search of spiritual and physical healing and creative inspiration in the intriguing, well-shot documentary...

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Temer to sue billionaire foe over graft accusations

Reuters – 2017-06-17

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire businessman in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption...

Brazil's Temer led graft scheme, billionaire tells Época magazine

Reuters – 2017-06-17

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer led a corruption scheme in which lawmakers squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, billionaire Joesley Batista told magazine...

Desperation is driving an indigenous tribe in Venezuela to make the trek into Brazil

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-18

Hundreds of Venezuelans from the Warao indigenous group have started settling in the streets of the northern Brazilian city of Manaus to escape the turmoil that has overtaken Venezuela.

U.S. rallies from two-goal deficit to beat Brazil in Tournament of Nations

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-31

Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. The United...

Brazil's president expects weaker pension bill to pass -paper

Reuters – 2017-08-05

BRASILIA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer expects Congress to water down his proposal to overhaul pension rules and approve the new legislation by a slim majority this year, he...

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Yahoo! News – 2017-08-06

Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs on Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the...

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