RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – His cartoons are edgy, bold, and a thorn in the side of the Arab world’s tottering authoritarians — a gift to protesters from the unlikely setting of an apartment in beach-side Rio de Janeiro.
Carlos Latuff, a 42-year-old leftist whose only family link to the Middle East is a Lebanese grandfather he never knew, has become a hero of the tumultuous Arab Spring with rapid-fire satirical sketches that have helped inspire the uprisings.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s long boom appears to be over.
After several dynamic years that saw it earn a reputation among some Western investors as “the near China,” Brazil now looks to be downshifting into a pattern of economic growth of around 3 percent to 4 percent for the foreseeable future.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Brazilian fans plan
match-day protests against Ricardo Teixeira, the head of the
country’s football association, to demand he step down from his
role at the 2014 World Cup.
The protests, involving more than 20 fan groups, come after
police opened an investigation into corruption allegations
against Teixeira, who has dominated Brazilian football for two
decades and heads the local organising committee for the World
Cup in Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 12 (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro can
expect about 53.2 billion reais ($34 billion) in private
investments linked to the World Cup and Olympic Games,
outstripping the funding attracted by other recent host cities,
a study showed on Tuesday.
The report by professional services firm PwC said the
biggest investments and job creation would come in
infrastructure and tourism as the Brazilian beach-side city
prepares to host the two massive sports events in 2014 and 2016