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The Unexpected Result of NSA Spying in Brazil

The Unexpected Result of NSA Spying in Brazil

By Kirk Laughlin The fallout from the National Security Agency’s espionage activities has triggered angry backlashes from governments across the Americas, but the violation has been particularly acute in Brazil, where President Dilma  Rousseff went to great lengths in her recent ...

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Report: Brazil Unemployment Drops to Record Low

BY STAFF REPORT The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to a record 4.6 percent in December last year from 4.9 percent the month before. Figures released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show the Brazilian economy is ...

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Weaker Currency Benefits Brazilian IT Sector

Weaker Currency Benefits Brazilian IT Sector

It is a well-known fact that the Brazilian IT and outsourcing industry caters mostly to the domestic market. Yet the Brazilian IT industry is well positioned to take bigger profits from exporting service because  the country’s currency (the real) continues ...

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Study: Brazil’s Spending on Social Welfare Doubles Over Course of 16 Years

STAFF REPORT Brazil’s investment in social welfare, such as education and healthcare, increased to 638.5 billion real (US$ 315 billion) in 2010 from a mere R$ 234 billion (US$115 billion) in 1995, according to a study conducted by Brazil’s Institute ...

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First CEO Summit of the Americas Yields Ideas…But Results?

Opportunities to deepen ties ranging from trade and investments to education and security The First CEO Summit of the Americas wrapped up on April 14, 2012 with calls for greater cooperation among Western Hemisphere nations on matters ranging from trade ...

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