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Saturday, August 30, 2014

News of Brazil- The NY Times


Brazil is the largest country in South America in area and population. It was one of the world’s fastest-growing economic powerhouses from 2000 to 2010, but the boom appeared to sputter in 2011. The country’s meteoric rise occurred under the stewardship of Luiz Inacio da Silva, who served as president from 2002 to 2011.
Brazil’s current administration, headed by Dilma Rousseff, has faced discontent from a growing middle class over its preparations for the World Cup in 2014 and an array of lavish projects conceived when economic growth was surging that now stand abandoned, stalled or wildly over budget.
Scroll below to learn more about Brazil using our article archive and chronology of breaking news.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Aug. 28, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro Journal; National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio is gaining attention as a hidden gem in a country with few world-renowned educational institutions; one of its 153 students recently won the prestigious Fields Medal for his work. MORE
  2. Aug. 27, 2014
    Bloody prison uprising in southern Brazil ends after negotiators say they reached an agreement with the revolt’s leaders to transfer hundreds of inmates to other penitentiaries. MORE
  3. Aug. 26, 2014
    Bloody prison uprising in southern Brazil that left at least four inmates dead at hands of fellow prisoners seems to ease after negotiators reach agreement with revolt's leaders. MORE
  4. Aug. 26, 2014
    Some Brazilian banks, hedge funds and other big investors are raising their bets against leftwing incumbent President Dilma Rousseff ahead of October election; volatility is evident in wide swings in country's financial markets as campaign intensifies. MORE
  5. Aug. 21, 2014
    Marina Silva is chosen to take place of Brazilian Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos, after his death in plane crash; move shakes up election in Brazil, where Silva will challenge leftist incumbent Pres Dilma Rousseff and top opponent Aecio Neves. MORE


Brazil Fell Into Recession in First Half of Year, as Investments Dropped

The economic news was a blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s chances for re-election on Oct. 5.
August 30, 2014, Saturday

Vivendi in Talks With Telefónica for Brazil Unit as It Looks to Exit Telecom

Vivendi said a $9.8 billion offer from Telefónica of Spain for Global Village Telecom was aligned with its goal to exit the telecommunications business.
August 28, 2014, Thursday

Where Are the Brazilian Introverts?

We’re known for being vivacious and kissing strangers. But some of us are shy.
August 28, 2014, Thursday

From a Compound in the Brazilian Hills, Excellence in Math Emerges

The National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio is gaining attention as a hidden gem in a country with few world-renowned educational institutions.
August 28, 2014, Thursday

Chiquita Seeks to Reassure Investors on Deal for Fyffes

Chiquita Brands International says it expects to achieve an additional $20 million in annual cost savings from its planned combination with Fyffes of Ireland.
August 27, 2014, Wednesday

Brazil Prison Revolt Ends After Deal Is Reached

The deadly uprising at the penitentiary in Cascavel was halted after the authorities agreed to transfer hundreds of inmates to other prisons.
August 27, 2014, Wednesday

At Least 4 Inmates Are Killed During Bloody Prison Uprising in Brazil

Masked prisoners on the roof tied the hands of other inmates behind their backs, beat them and held them aloft from the roof’s edge by their feet.
August 26, 2014, Tuesday

An Intensifying Presidential Campaign Brings Tension to Brazil’s Markets

Some banks, hedge funds and other big investors are raising their bets against President Dilma Rousseff ahead of an October election.
August 26, 2014, Tuesday

A New Entry Is Shaking Up Brazil’s Vote

Marina Silva is emerging as one of the most disruptive figures in Brazilian politics in a generation, with a chance to be elected president.
August 21, 2014, Thursday

How to Organize Thousands of Vinyl Records Using Seemingly Random Knick-Knacks

Zero Freitas, a Brazilian bus magnate and record collector, uses a quirky indexing system for his private collection of about 100,000 albums.
August 14, 2014, Thursday


Plane Crash Kills Brazilian Politician
Television footage of the immediate aftermath of a plane crash in a residential area that killed the Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and six others.
World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match
The Netherlands beat Brazil, 3-0, to finish in third place in the World Cup, capping a horrendous final two games for Brazil in which it was outscored by 10-1.
Brazilians Confront Defeat in World Cup
Brazilian fans grieved in the streets after their team’s historic loss to Germany on Tuesday.
World Cup Despair in Brazil
Brazilians explain what it feels like to lose really, really badly.
Brazilian Fans React to Loss
Brazilians watched as their national soccer team lost to Germany, 7-1, in a World Cup semifinal. Many stopped watching after the first half.