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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.

Oct 18, 2011
Oct 18, 2011

Critics want red card for Brazil’s soccer boss

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Ricardo Teixeira has dominated Brazilian soccer for so long that, like many of the best players, he is known by just one name.

They call him the “cartola,” literally the “top hat,” a title given to football bosses that instills respect and fear in equal measure and can carry more than a hint of shadiness.

Oct 18, 2011
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