For Brazil’s beleaguered economy, the best long-term investment may be spending political capital to ensure that the government keeps its purse strings tight — at least according to one expert. That seems to be what’s happening now in South America’s largest economy, where a constitutional amendment that would cap spending at the previous year’s Read more
Not that investors are necessarily banging down Brazil’s doors at this sensitive time, but getting access to the country could get even tougher if a labor stoppage within its foreign ministry doesn’t abate soon. Staffers tasked with processing visa applications at the Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta have joined their foreign-ministry colleagues at more Read more
That Brazil’s Congress overwhelmingly voted to officially remove President Dilma Rousseff from office Wednesday came as no surprise: It was widely speculated that the beleaguered leader, suspended in May, would be forced to step down by a two-thirds vote. But according to one expert, it’s a watershed event in a series of developments illustrating the South American Read more
Amidst considerable negative press surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, an Atlanta nonprofit is shining a bright light on the positive development stories coming out of local community projects in the Brazilian city. Rise Up & Care, founded by Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Kirk Bowman, is sponsoring a film festival Read more
When the World Affairs Council of Atlanta sought to fill the shoes of recently retired programs director Cedric Suzman, it cast a wide net in terms of geography and qualifications.
A $3 million grant to the University of Georgia‘s “Portuguese Flagship Program” is bound to increase the number of students who know the difference between “obrigado,” and “obrigada.” In Brazil the men say “obrigato” and the women say “obrigada” to express gratitude. Flagship program director Robert Moser, associate professor of Portuguese in the Franklin College Read more
Long-time Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce-Southeast President Lucia Jennings is planning to step down, she announced in an email to chamber members and supporters.
WEG S.A., the Brazilian motor manufacturer with U.S. headquarters and warehouse in Atlanta, last month purchased a competitor in Indiana to expand its presence in the American market.
The front facade of Atlanta City Hall was illuminated in the green, yellow and blue of the Brazilian flag last week to mark a 100-day countdown to the opening of the 2016 Olympic games.
While reflecting on the news of the day, Edgard Telles Ribeiro told Global Atlanta that he was reminded of the paintings of Jackson Pollock, the American artist whose “drip and splash” paintings earned him the well-deserved reputation as a founder of the school of abstract expressionism. Mr. Ribeiro, a Brazilian career diplomat and writer, visits Read more