Watching political and investment advisors call countries “The Next Brazil” is like watching Tyra Banks hound women for their flaws on “America’s Next Top Model”. The analysis is superficial, it’s […]
A caneta é mais forte que a espada, after all. In a spectacularly Brazilian way (a mixture of avoiding conflict, speaking through legalese, and using a relatively non-transparent process) the […]
Sometimes I get the chance in my job to respond to journalists requesting the data we produce every year. I don’t often get credited for my responses in the press- […]
Tristeza não tem fim, felicidade sim. (Sadness never ends. Happiness does) -Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, “A Felicidade” The early visit of Carnaval this week made me pause and […]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting this week that Brazilians are gaga for social media. Loretta Chao writes: People in Brazil are spending increasing amounts of time connected to social-media […]
Eike Batista, the Brazilian tycoon that tied his fortunes to the country’s commodities apogee in the past several years, is coming down from the mountaintop. The flashy billionaire, who ends […]
Brazil has birthed a number of original things: the açaí berry, Xuxa, bossa nova, possibly the airplane, and now a love hotel for canine companions.