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  • HSBC Considering ‘Strategic Options’ for Brazil Business
    The British bank is weighing a sale and other possibilities regarding its poorly performing Brazilian unit, which reported a loss of $146 million in 2014.
    Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 08:39:26 GMT.
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  • China Voice: Premier's trip tightens China-Brazil ties
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's four-day trip to Brazil, which wrapped up Thursday, has resulted in broader cooperation between the two major emerging economies.
    Xinhua.  2015-05-22.
  • Fiscal discipline helps poor - IMF head tells Rio slum
    The head of the IMF encouraged Brazil Thursday to pursue fiscal discipline, saying it was needed to protect social programs benefitting the poorest members of society. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 21 May 2015 18:01:13 -0400.
  • Catholic Trust Looks to Brazilian Fund for Social Returns
    The backing of an investment fund by an order of the Roman Catholic Church follows the Vatican’s endorsement of leveraging capitalism for social impact.
    Vinod Sreeharsha.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 21 May 2015 17:55:06 GMT.
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  • Delta Files for New Non-Stop Service between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil
    SAO PAULO, May 21, 2015 -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has filed for regulatory approval to offer new non-stop flights between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning Dec. 19, 2015. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:00 EDT.
  • Brazil's Biggest Hotel Chains No Longer Brazilian Owned
    New York private equity firm GTIS just took over the last vestiges of Brazil's domestic hotel market.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Thu, 21 May 2015 15:55:00 GMT.
  • Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended
    Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
    BBC News.  Thu, 21 May 2015 15:18:16 GMT.
  • Brazil probes journalist's murder
    The Brazilian government is investigating the murder and decapitation of journalist Evany Jose Metzker in south-eastern Minas Gerais state.
    BBC News.  Thu, 21 May 2015 08:50:10 GMT.
  • Africa: Anti-Harassment App Wins Hackathon for Women
    [SciDev.Net] A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, which means "I will not shut up".
    All Africa.  Mon, 18 May 2015 08:19:03 GMT.
  • HSBC set to receive bids for Brazil unit by June, sources say
    HSBC Holdings Plc could select a preferred bidder for its struggling Brazilian unit as early as next month, with the sale expected to be finalized by August, three sources with knowledge of the process said
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 14 May 2015 14:08:00 +0200.
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Facts About Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion of South America.  Its bicameral National Congress consists of a Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies.  Brazil's capital city is Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.  The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007, Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.

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