Monday, March 10th 2014 - 21:43 UTC

Rousseff's supporters fit the most with the profile of the average Brazil voter

This helps to understand the strong support for the Brazilian president in her re-election bid next October

The average Brazilian voter for this coming October presidential election is between 25 and 34 years old, has on average a high school education and a low monthly family income, equivalent to 618 US dollars. He lives in the Southeast region of the vast country, in a small town with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Brazil opens the ninth World Cup stadium; three more on the waiting list

The Arena da Amazonia will host four matches in June, including England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal

Brazilian officials inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the Amazon city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for soccer’s showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opening match in Sao Paulo in about three months.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Brazil's trade deficit soars in February: 6.3bn dollars if first two months of 2014

While imports increased, exports of raw materials were down 8.5%

Brazil recorded its largest February trade deficit ever, deepening a trade gap this year that underscores the lack of competitiveness from local industry. The deficit reached 2.125 billion dollars the trade ministry announced.

Friday, March 7th 2014 - 05:10 UTC

With an eye on Argentina and Venezuela, Brazil private sector wants Mercosur trade in local currencies

Business in reales and pesos and central banks acting as clearing houses

Brazil's private sector concerned with harsh times ahead, particularly with exports to Argentina and Venezuela are proposing that Mercosur trade should be done with local currencies leaving aside the US dollar. The initiative was launched by the president of the Brazil-Argentina Commerce Chamber.

Friday, March 7th 2014 - 03:08 UTC

UK health authorities warn travelers to Brazil World Cup about tropical diseases

Preventive vaccination and anti malarial tablets are recommended

UK's Public Health England (PHE) and National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC9 have produced a factsheet for football fans going to Brazil for the FIFA Football World Cup from 12 June to 13 July 2014 with information on how to stay healthy and keep safe.

Wednesday, March 5th 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Blatter becomes Brazilian: Cup problems under control: it will be an exceptional event

Brazil is “the country of football, and they will receive this competition with open arms and full of their heart”, according to Blatter.

Problems with Brazil's World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Saturday, March 1st 2014 - 02:32 UTC

Cry for Me, Argentina

The former Colonel Juan Domingo Perón and his wife Evita Perón who's legacy still dominates Argentine politics.

Veteran New York Times reporter and columnist, Roger Cohen, who on several occasions has visited Argentina recently called at Ushuaia. He wrote the following piece, which is not very enthusiastic about the current situation or the heavy burden of populist history in one of the richest countries of the world.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 03:28 UTC

Brazil GDP expanded 2.3% in 2013; agriculture again the main engine

Brazil is among the world's leading exporters of soy and corn

Brazil's economic output grew 2.3% in 2013 for a third straight year of modest expansion by Latin America's biggest economy, the government announced on Thursday. GDP for the final quarter of the year rose a 0.7% compared to the third quarter, according to Brazil's Institute for Geography and Statistics, IBGE.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 02:55 UTC

Brazil and Cuba, for different reasons, trying to unravel Venezuela's political crisis

Lula da Silva and Raúl Castro during a visit to the port of Mariel and its industrial zone financed by Brazil

The visit this week of Brazil's former president Lula da Silva to Havana could help to unravel the current political crisis in Venezuela according to Argentine political analyst Rosendo Fraga, since both countries have much to lose if the conflicting situation continues.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 04:47 UTC

Inter-American Development bank holds its annual meeting in Bahía

The two-day event will mark the 55th annual meeting of the IDB Board of Governors

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting in Bahía, Brazil, March 27-30, bringing top economic and business leaders to discuss how the private sector can help boost economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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