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Lula – Brazil’s Olympic Champion

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is becoming an international superstar. He turned up ...

Will Brazil’s Sarney Fall on His Sword?

The Senate chairman, José Sarney, is following in the tradition of his predecessors and ...

Brazil: Plot Thickens as Lula’s Presidential Candidate Faces Health Crisis

Just when President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva thought he had installed his chief ...

Brazil’s Lula Learns the Lesson of Not Planning Ahead

Towards the end of 2007 one of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s senior ...

Lloyds Bank

Brits Turn Their Backs on Brazil

When Lloyds Bank decided to sell off its Brazilian operations in 2003 it was ...

Disgusted passenger in Brazilian airport

Lula Lets Brazilians Down by Failing to Exercise His Authority

Under article 42 of Brazil’s constitution, the armed forces "based on hierarchy and discipline" ...

Brazilian singer Gal Costa

The Brazilian Songs You Must Have on Your Ipod and Desert Island

Years ago I used to listen to a BBC radio programme called "Desert Island ...

Military guard foreign oil company in Bolivia

Self-Righteous Indignation Marks Bolivian Nationalization and Spoils Brazil’s Party

On April 21 Brazil announced, amid much fanfare, that it was self-sufficient in oil. ...

Helping the Helpless in Brazil

If you visit Brazil as a tourist or on business you will get no ...

The Best Place in Brazil’s Megatown

A number of readers have contacted me over the last few years asking for ...

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