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Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

Silvio Cascione – Reuters, 4/17/2014

A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil‘s third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of football fans for the World Cup, authorities said. 71 more words

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With Brazil's Petrobras under fire for corruption, have Brazilians had enough?

Whitney Eulich – The Christian Science Monitor, 4/18/2014

Brazil’s leading Worker’s Party is under intense scrutiny this week amid Senate hearings and mounting allegations of corruption at Petrobras, the state-run oil company. 152 more words

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Brazil's Campos targets taxes, Petrobras to boost economy

Brian Winter & Jeferson Ribeiro – Reuters, 4/17/2014

Eduardo Campos, the centrist former state governor running third in Brazil‘s presidential race, plans to lower the tax burden and set a formula to automatically raise fuel prices at state-run oil company Petrobras if he wins the October election. 73 more words

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Brazil: a role model for development?

Armando Barrientos & Ed Amann – The Guardian, 4/17/2014

Brazil isn’t getting the best press at the moment, with ongoing problems with the construction of the World Cup stadiums… 125 more words

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Farmers seeking heat relief signal Brazil climate peril

Raymond Colitt – Bloomberg, 4/17/2014

Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold, according to leading climate experts in the country. 68 more words

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Brazil's anti-FIFA protests: not little, but definitely late

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 4/16/2014

As ironic as it may sound, the kingpin of FIFA World Cup soccer has managed to stage the biggest anti-FIFA protests ever. 160 more words

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Brazil at a crossroads, but investors optimistic

Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 4/15/2014

In more ways than one, Brazilians have had it.This is a good thing for all involved.

What they have “had it” with is quite different than what Americans usually complain about.   145 more words

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