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Risk Summary - Brazil - APR 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Brasilia in February in order to bolster ties between the two countries. The two signed cooperation agreements...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - APR 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government has taken to the road in recent weeks to court foreign investment in the infrastructure sector and reassure investors that the country remains a...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAR 2013

Brazil's Chief Federal Prosecutor Roberto Gurgel announced in early January that his office is looking into allegations by businessman Marcos Valerio that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAR 2013

Following the modest downgrade to our 2013 real GDP growth forecast from 3.7% to 3.5% in recent months, our Renewables team has revised down its 2013 forecast for non-hydropower renewable energy...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JAN 2013

Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad defeated José Serra of the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira in the second round of the São Paulo mayoral elections in...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JAN 2013

Brazil's largest corruption trial in recent history, stemming from the so-called mensalão scandal is coming to a close. The case involved a 'cash-for-votes' scheme, which implicated several...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - DEC 2012

On October 10, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled that José Dirceu, chief of staff to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva between 2003 and 2005, was found guilty of overseeing a...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - DEC 2012

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's October decision to veto nine specific articles of the forestry code recently passed by the country's lower house is largely consistent with her previous action...

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