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Risk Summary - Brazil - AUG 2013

Nine people were reported dead following a police operation in one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas in late June. Media sources stated that while police claimed they intervened only after a protest...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JULY 2013

In mid-May, Minas Gerais State Senator Aecio Neves was officially announced as the centre-right Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB)'s party president for the next two years. This brings...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JULY 2013

Following a clash with Brazilian police, one Terana Indian was shot dead in May. The indigenous people had reportedly refused to leave a ranch in Mato Grasso do Sul, which a federal agency designat...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JUNE 2013

Recent news reports highlight that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to make the first state visit to the US by a Brazilian leader in nearly 20 years by end-2013. The visit indicates a...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JUNE 2013

In her 'Labour Day' address on May 1, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stated that she has sent a proposal to the legislature which will earmark future oil royalties that the state receives for...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAY 2013

The ongoing debate over the distribution of Brazil's oil royalties has entered a new stage, as oil producing states, including Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, gear up for a prot...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAY 2013

On March 28, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff reaffirmed her commitment to keeping prices in check, stating that her previous comments that inflation-fighting policies should not sacrifice growth...

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