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Remember the phrase:  A rising tide lifts all boats.  Well, if your boat is leaking water and full of holes to begin with, a rising tide might just sink you.  For example, like other members of Brazil’s so-called “traditional” middle class, things have become harder for Ms. Beeby in recent years. The prices of meat and petrol have doubled, highway tolls have risen and eating out or buying property have become prohibitively expensive.  These are the consequences of a booming economy on those not prepared for the reality of the country’s new found wealth.

 

Read Joe Leahy’s Financial Times article here:

http://on.ft.com/nkz2Hi

 

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Brazil’s media were scathing on Monday after the national team was unceremoniously dumped from the Copa America by Paraguay in a quarter-final penalty shoot-out. Perhaps Marta could have helped.
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http://bit.ly/pzoTGu

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If your education doesn’t contain a component of international study and or travel to it, you’re being short-changed.  Recently, Chamberlain nursing students broadened their clinical experience while providing care to underserved Brazilian residents on a trip to the booming, yet still third-world, nation.

 

Read Market Watch’s article here:

http://bit.ly/p8UK2l

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Vitec Group Videocom Division Opens Office in Sao Paulo to Service Customers, Support Dealers and Stock Product

 

Read Broadcast News Room article here:

http://bit.ly/py8DGA

 

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Rio de Janeiro is like a beauty queen:  Blessed with exquisite natural beauty, but still in need of some “finishing and polishing”.  Rio 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.  Rio both needs it and is worthy of it.

Read The Times of India article here:

http://bit.ly/nwTzOU

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Tom Jobim is famous for having written “Girl from Ipanema,” the sensuous, playful anthem of a sensuous, playful land. He’s almost equally famous for having said, “Brazil is not for amateurs.”

 

Read Roger Cohen’s The New York Times’ article here:

http://nyti.ms/qhhwAa

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Brazil is widely known as the home of Samba, Football – The Beautiful Game, Formula One Champions, and Carnival, among many other things.  Currently, Brazil is one of the stars of the world economy and investors, including from Malaysia, are zeroing into opportunities there. Scomi Engineering recently won a bid for a monorail project in Sao Paulo and HSBC Malaysia has just launched “AmAdvantage Brazil,” the first Brazil equity fund in Malaysia.

Read The Star Online’s article here:

http://bit.ly/nykPh6

 

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