Brazil Seeking Windfall from EU Sanctions on Russia

Brazil Seeking Windfall from EU Sanctions on Russia

As relations among Russia, the United States and the European Union deteriorate over the Ukraine crisis, there may be one unexpected winner: Brazil. Brazil, the region’s agricultural behemoth, is viewing Russia as a big market that will soon be in need of a lot of things the Brazilians, and largely the Brazilians alone, can provide. I can hear the Samba drums warming up.

Read Dom Phillips’ Washington Post article here:  wapo.st/1sOPFWu

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Rousseff v. Neves, Dilma’s Got Dough

Rousseff v. Neves, Dilma’s Got Dough

Since the end of the Brazil’s World Cup this summer, the country’s attention has turned to its upcoming presidential elections. Many Brazilians are still upset at the profligate spending associated with the World Cup and the dismal performance of the Seleção. And many of them point the finger squarely at current president, President Dilma Rousseff. Well,Continue Reading

American Going Direct From Miami to Campinas

American Going Direct From Miami to Campinas

The residual impact of hosting the 2014 World Cup in Brazil remain to be seen. But in one respect, there seems to have been a measurable economic bump: Travel to Brazil. Whether for business or pleasure, the world has now seen Brazil in a way it hadn’t before. And what they’ve seen so far leadsContinue Reading

Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

JetBlue, as it’s known in the States, could soon be “kissing its cousin” at the Fort Lauderdale Airport.  FLL is contemplating getting closer to Brazil’s third-largest air carrier, Azul, a “cousin” of JetBlue, could be flying into FLL before the end of the year.  Of course, the crowd in Pompano are beside themselves in anticipation.Continue Reading

Manaus, Brazil:  On The Map After World Cup?

Manaus, Brazil: On The Map After World Cup?

Hot and Steamie!  That’s how we like our cities down here in the Tropics.  In this hemisphere, there are few hotter or steamier than Manaus, Brazil, gateway to the Amazon.  There were four (4) World Cup matches played in Manaus, between some very rich countries including: the United State, England, Italy, and Switzerland to nameContinue Reading

Silver Lining for Brazil:  The World Saw You, and It Liked What it Saw

Silver Lining for Brazil: The World Saw You, and It Liked What it Saw

The United States sent more tourists to the World Cup this year than any other country.  Few of those tourists expected the United States to compete for title, many of them just wanted to see and experience Brazil.  And by all accounts tourists from around the world went, they saw, they enjoyed.  So much so,Continue Reading