Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brazil: Obama thrills City of God

Although Obama won’t make anyone forget about Pele, or Ronaldo, or Carlos Alberto or any of the Brazilian soccer legends, he provided a thrill for some of the children of one of Rio’s infamous favelas, the Cidade de Deus, or City of God, made famous by an Oscar-nominated movie of the same name.

Brazilian Boss Boots the King

The Brazilian investment company that paid a princely sum for Burger King has decided to ditch the King. The advertising agency that created the irreverent Burger King “King” is being summarily relieved of its duties in the hopes of charting a new course for the American icon of a company. Read Elaine Walker’s The MiamiContinue Reading

Brazil: Obama on a Business Trip

Brazil is Florida’s largest trading partner with two-way of $4.7 billion last year. When President Barack Obama arrives in Brasilia on Saturday for the opening leg of his Latin American trip, the emphasis will be on the economic relationship between Brazil and the United States and the potential business opportunities the world’s seventh largest economyContinue Reading