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Dilma and her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, both from the PT, are leading the polls for the presidential race in all most likely scenarios for 2014, Folha reported. Dilma will be reelected – in the most likely scenario with 47%.
Argentina’s recent Cabinet shuffle has smoothed trade friction between South America’s two largest economies and clears the way for a united proposal for free trade with the European Union, Brazilian Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel said (Reuters).
Brazil’s development bank BNDES will open its third international location tomorrow to help drum up business for Brazilian companies in Africa beyond the Portuguese-speaking countries. The Johannesburg location follows offices in Montevideo and London, both opened in 2009 (Bloomberg).
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Check out Brazil Weekly’s new feature City Briefs, a series of introductions to the country’s main economic centers, packed with relevant info for business travelers. First to hit the net were the Brazil Weekly City Briefs on Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, Belo Horizonte, the country’s third economic centre and Sao Paulo, the global megacity. Latest City Brief deals with Rio de Janeiro, the Marvelous City!
With Brazil hosting the World Cup next year, officials fear an explosion in child prostitution as sex workers migrate to big cities and pimps recruit more underage prostitutes to meet the demand from local and foreign soccer fans (Reuters).
Do we need intercultural communication or should we just be yourself? Read the column at Rotterdam Week.
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