Monthly Archives: December 2012

Miami Based OPKO Health Buys Brazilian Company

Miami Based OPKO Health Buys Brazilian Company

Brazil and the U.S. are about as close as you can get in terms of population and geography.  However, their demographics are a lot different than ours.  In an attempt to take advantage of Brazil’s demographics, OPKO Health, a Miami healthcare company led by Phil Frost, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its growing Latin American operations with the purchase of a Brazilian company, Silcon Comércio, Importacao E Exportacao de Produtos Farmaceuticos e Cosmeticos Ltda.  Just another example of how the U.S. is cozying up to Brazil.

Read John Dorschner’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/UvBfdz

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Game Between Sao Paulo and Tigre Portends Security Woes for 2014

Game Between Sao Paulo and Tigre Portends Security Woes for 2014

The good news is, they still have time to get it right.  The bad news is, fewer and fewer people actually believe they can get it right. The game that gave the title to Sao Paulo was a little bitter sweet. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said accusations that security officials had pulled guns and beatContinue Reading

American Airlines Likes Brazil

American Airlines Likes Brazil

Better late than never is what they say, right.  Well kudos for American Airlines if that is in fact the case.  American has stood on the sidelines for far too long while other airlines have eaten their lunch.  Now, they are announcing that they will expand their Latin American service with a new agreement toContinue Reading

Brazil’s BNDES Extends Government Lending Program

Brazil’s BNDES Extends Government Lending Program

In an effort to stimulate investment and the economy, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff announced on Wednesday the extension of a government lending program to boost purchases of capital goods, telling business leaders Brazil must increase industrial investment if it is to restore vigorous economic growth. Brazil will extend through 2013 a special lending program byContinue Reading

Brazilian Imports Insider Trading, No Thanks

Brazilian Imports Insider Trading, No Thanks

There are the kind of rich people we like, and the kind we don’t like.  The kind we like are the ones who build a better mouse trap, create something that improves everyone’s lives, make the world a slightly better place.  The kind we don’t like are the ones who trade on inside information, rigContinue Reading