The Atlanta-based law firm of Wasserman West has added to its Latin American expertise, recruiting an Argentine attorney with vast deal-making experience as the country’s economic prospects brighten. Maria Fernanda Farall joins the Latin America-focused firm from her previous position running the Atlanta office of a boutique firm based in Buenos Aires. Before that, she worked in Atlanta Read more
Editori’s note: Updated June 6 at 3:30 p.m. with comments from the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Development Authority and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace. Brazilian aircraft giant Embraer is setting up an operation to maintain and repair commercial jets in Macon, a move that will bring 100 jobs to the Middle Georgia city. The Read more
Coming off its successful presence at the poultry and processing expo in January, Brazil last week once again made a big bet on a major Atlanta trade show. This time, rather than chicken feed and animal proteins, the Brazilian Consulate General in Atlanta was helping firms showcase their stone products at the annual Coverings conference, the largest tile Read more
Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from Gov. Nathan Deal. A Brazilian-owned manufacturer of pistols and revolvers is setting up a $22.5 million factory in Bainbridge that will eventually employ 300 people.
The University of Georgia is one of eight schools around the country taking home a prestigious award for international collaboration, gaining recognition for deep ties with the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. NAFSA, a nonprofit focused on international education, picked UGA for this year’s Paul Simon Spotlight Award award, named for the Illinois senator who championed Read more
Despite a deep political scandal that has toppled a president and given Brazil’s reputation a black eye, the country’s farms and slaughterhouses have continued doing what they do best: growing, harvesting and selling agricultural commodities on a global scale. That was the message of a Brazilian delegation occupying a large pavilion at this year’s International Production Read more
Book: Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend Author: Andrew Downie, published September 2017 by Simon & Schuster; 400 pages Review: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Chair in Soccer and Global Politics, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Georgia Institute of Technology A detailed, brilliant, and evenhanded biography of the legendary Brazilian soccer player Socrates is a wonderful read at this moment when Read more
David Bruce, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the University System of Georgia, received a heartfelt farewell from colleagues and students Dec. 5 during a luncheon held at the Rialto Center of the Arts downtown. Daniel C. Bello, director of the Institute of International Business at the Robinson College of Business, traced Dr. Read more
The former base of Invoiceware International in Atlanta is likely to benefit from its new owner’s continued expansion into South America.
Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has Read more