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Nov 10, 2011
Nov 10, 2011

Rio police nab “most wanted” drug trafficker

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Police captured Rio de Janeiro’s most-wanted drug trafficker on Thursday as they prepared to occupy the Brazilian city’s largest slum, a vital step in preparations to host the Olympic Games in 2016.

Antonio Bonfim Lopes, the alleged drug lord of the teeming Rocinha slum, was captured in bizarre circumstances when police found him in the trunk of a luxury car of a man who claimed to be a senior diplomat from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nov 7, 2011

Brazil labor minister latest to feel scandal heat

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Brazil’s labor minister
came under pressure to quit on Monday after media allegations
of corruption put him at risk of becoming the seventh member of
President Dilma Rousseff’s Cabinet to fall this year.

Carlos Lupi became the latest minister in the firing line
on Saturday when weekly magazine Veja, citing unidentified
lawmakers and officials, reported that advisers to the minister
had demanded kickbacks on government contracts with
nongovernmental groups.

Nov 7, 2011
Nov 7, 2011

Analysis: Brazil’s Rousseff rides anti-graft wave, for now

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – It lacks the fervor of the Arab Spring but the resignation of six ministers from Brazil’s government, the approval of transparency laws and the emergence of an angry middle class show that Latin America’s giant is stumbling toward cleaner government.

That should eventually make Brazil, which loses up to 2.3 percent of its annual economic output to corruption, more efficient in its public spending and a better place to do business.

Nov 7, 2011

Brazil’s Rousseff rides anti-graft wave – for now

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – It lacks the fervor of the Arab Spring but the resignation of six ministers from Brazil’s government, the approval of transparency laws and the emergence of an angry middle class show that Latin America’s giant is stumbling towards cleaner government.

That should eventually make Brazil, which loses up to 2.3 percent of its annual economic output to corruption, more efficient in its public spending and a better place to do business.

Oct 31, 2011

Insight: Dreaded “Brazil cost” may dim Foxconn’s iPad dreams

JUNDIAI, Brazil (Reuters) – The nondescript stretch of asphalt is an unlikely symbol of Brazil’s attempt to lift its economy into a new high-tech era.

If officials in the industrial town of Jundiai get their way, it will soon be named Steve Jobs road — in homage to the late Apple Inc co-founder and a nod to the expected windfall that producing iPads and iPhones here will bring.

Oct 31, 2011
Oct 30, 2011

Insight – Dreaded “Brazil cost” may dim Foxconn’s iPad dreams

JUNDIAI, Brazil (Reuters) – The nondescript stretch of asphalt is an unlikely symbol of Brazil’s attempt to lift its economy into a new high-tech era.

If officials in the industrial town of Jundiai get their way, it will soon be named Steve Jobs road — in homage to the late Apple Inc co-founder and a nod to the expected windfall that producing iPads and iPhones here will bring.

Oct 30, 2011

Dreaded “Brazil cost” may dim Foxconn’s iPad dreams

JUNDIAI, Brazil (Reuters) – The nondescript stretch of asphalt is an unlikely symbol of Brazil’s attempt to lift its economy into a new high-tech era.

If officials in the industrial town of Jundiai get their way, it will soon be named Steve Jobs road — in homage to the late Apple Inc co-founder and a nod to the expected windfall that producing iPads and iPhones here will bring.

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