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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time, more than half of Brazil’s population is categorized as middle class, according to Voices of the Middle Class, a study undertaken by the Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of complaints made by consumers about the quality of services they receive in Brazil has risen sharply over the past year, according to recent figures from the...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starbucks first opened their doors for business in Brazil back in December 2006 starting off in São Paulo and since expanding to several cities across the country. The latest...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - José Valledor, president of McDonald's Brazil since august 2011, says the fast-food company wants to expand as the Brazilian economy grows. The world-known fast-food brand plans on targeting the new...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2011 Brazil’s middle class was the biggest of all five of the country’s ‘official’ classes, comprising 54 percent of the population. In the last year...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 2012 Carnival just days away, Rio is awash with tourists, arriving to experience what is widely deemed the greatest street party on earth. The city is full of adventuring...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Before the slightest sliver of beach can be spotted, a brightly colored banner announces Saquarema as Brazil's capital of surf. This sleepy, tourist town just 100 kilometers from Rio has been...

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