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Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

While these institutions have made some headway in meeting the infrastructure needs of Asian countries, some critics of the World Bank and ADB argue they are slow and bureaucratic, and impose stifling environmental and social constraints which deter investment.

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Will Dilma Face Impeachment?

Will Dilma Face Impeachment?

Will Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff face impeachment and be forced to step down? According to recent polls, if a majority of Brazilians have their way she could be forced from office.

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Dilma Faces Mounting Pressure

Dilma Faces Mounting Pressure

On Wednesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to salvage the damage caused by the Petrobras scandal by issuing a wave of anti-corruption measures.

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Corruption Always Foreshadows a Future Economic Downgrade

Corruption Always Foreshadows a Future Economic Downgrade

For both Russia and Brazil, though, it seems like corruption isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Brazil wants to increase taxes to address inequality. Will it work?

Brazil wants to increase taxes to address inequality. Will it work?

The U.S. is not alone in trying such a tactic; Brazil is also looking to lowering inequality by raising taxes.

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Another Round of Protests hit Brazil

Another Round of Protests hit Brazil

While Brazilian authorities may feel like they dodged a bullet in quelling protester unrest during the recent World Cup, those tensions are merely stewing, waiting for the right moment to emerge.

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The BRICS Under Cheap Oil

The BRICS Under Cheap Oil

The rapid rise in the value of the U.S. dollar and the effect of new riches in the U.S. energy market has left many adversaries of the U.S. with serious future financial issues

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Developments in America’s Backyard

Developments in America’s Backyard

Latin America often receives secondary attention with the world’s focus on the Middle East. For North Americans, however, issues with regional partners may have more weight on the average person in the U.S. and Canada than problems in Iraq and Ukraine.

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Investments Taking Precedence Over Rights

Investments Taking Precedence Over Rights

A silent controversy is taking place in my community in Canada as the leaders of some of the Provinces in Canada plan to set off on a trade mission to China.

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Brazil’s World Cup and the True Voice of the BRICS

Brazil’s World Cup and the True Voice of the BRICS

It appears that when the world was praising the BRICS nations a few years ago, that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa were seen as the countries that would dominate the world economy in the future, and that any opportunity to link a company or organization to these mega-economies …

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NETmundial Conference: The Internet’s First Town Meeting?

NETmundial Conference: The Internet’s First Town Meeting?

A Brazilian cybersecurity conference conveyed more than 800 experts to exchange ideas on the future of the Internet. EWI’s Senior Vice President Bruce McConnell  attended the NETmundial meeting in São Paulo and comments in this post …

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Funding Security Through Radars, Drones and Missile Systems

Funding Security Through Radars, Drones and Missile Systems

The Economist released an interesting chart on global military spending this week showing the increased spending on military assets by countries that have been considered in the past to not be pro-Western or an ally of the United …

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Why Conflict Is Not Good For Business: The BRICS vs. The West

Why Conflict Is Not Good For Business: The BRICS vs. The West

After World War II, the theory that economic integration would reduce the possibility of open conflict between two nation states was tried and was deemed successful by history when France and West Germany signed the first accords that would grow to become the European Union. When Russia recently annexed Crimea, …

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MINT as the New BRICS: New Economic Giants or Just Clever Labelling?

MINT as the New BRICS: New Economic Giants or Just Clever Labelling?

The BRIC countries, the original four mega economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China added South Africa around the time of the last World Cup to its group of developing economic giants. The original four economies and its later partner were seen by investment experts as the new developing engines …

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Latin America in 2014

Latin America in 2014

It has taken 50 years for a commercial flight from the United States to have official permission to land with American passengers in Cuba, but recently a small plane from Key West has done just that. …

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