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  Great use of our national museums….. Each year, leaders of the international business and finance community gather in the American Museum of Natural History for a black-tie gala hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the blue whale, the attendees honor two “persons of the year” […]
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On March 10, 1979, Brazilian metalworkers walked off the job in a stark challenge to the dictatorship that had ruled the country since 1964. The strike’s leader was a 34 year old metalworker named Luis Inacío Lula da Silva. Later just known as Lula, this strike would help bring down the dictatorship and eventually propel […]
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Brazil’s Cabinet

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On May 16, 2016
So Dilma Rousseff was finally evicted from the Brazilian presidency by her right-wing opponents. What does the new cabinet look like? Oh dear. Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer has pledged to build a “bridge to the future,” but the 75-year old lawyer has shocked much of the country by assembling a Cabinet that appears to […]
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As we discussed the other day, we don’t really know what the heck is going with the Zika virus. We do know that it is causing a variety of health problems in different places that are very bad. The most prominent is microcephaly, where babies are born with exceptionally small heads. If this is as […]
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