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I think it was Mae West who said “too much of a good thing can be wonderful”.  Mae West wasn’t Brazilian, but she could’ve easily been.  Many wealthy Brazilians have discovered a new form of “retail therapy”, buying a yacht.  And because the number of millionaire households in Brazil is expected to more than triple by 2020, yacht makers the world over are having trouble keeping up.  Do the BRIC countries have the ability to spend us out of the reccession.  Let’s hope so.  Ships ahoy!

 

Read Bradley Brook’s Miami Herald article here:

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Representatives from Brazil and Iran met this week and agreed to enhance relations between the two countries, a signal that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will follow the example of her predecessor and demonstrate Brazil’s diplomatic independence by dealing with a nation under scrutiny for its nuclear program.
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Miami-Dade’s economic development agency releases a white paper advocating a coordinated approach to take advantage of business opportunities with Brazil.
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Brazil is hot.  Brazil is fashionable.  Brazil is still Brazil.  Lest you get it in your head that Brazil is soon to rival Denmark as the world’s least corrupt country, you need only read the headlines to be reminded that it ain’t happenin’ any time soon.  Police arrested 33 people at Brazil’s Tourism Ministry on allegations of corruption earlier this week and sought at least five more officials.  The number of people involved is likely immeasurable.

 

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Brazilians are passionate about a lot of things.  Most notably, their Selecao – the futbol team—Formula One, and Miami real estate.  Cristiano Piquet is combining the latter two.  He touts his Miami realty firm at car races, polo matches, cattle auctions and cocktail parties in Brazil.  Anywhere there are wealthy Brazilians looking for a “pied-a-terre” in Miami.

Read Mimi Whitefield’s Miami Herald article here:

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The US hopes that by investing in a large portion of the country’s upcoming infrastructure projects, they will profit from their investments and gain cooperation from Brazil while also limiting China’s increasing influence in world affairs.  Well, Brazilians tend to forget after one too many caipirinhas.

 

Read Allison Hyatt’s International Business Times article here:

http://bit.ly/qBRPZN

 

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