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Brazilian shoppers help buoy nascent recovery

The account manager at marketing agency Kerigma in São Paulo state says she has almost paid off the excessive credit card debt she accumulated during Brazil’s great recession of the past two years.

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How A Small Clinic Is Having A Big Impact On Healthcare In Brazil

Brazil's inability to provide some 150 million uninsured residents with access to healthcare has created a significant market opportunity for low-cost medical clinics like Dr. Consulta.

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Brazilian Israelis start NGO to help growing stream of newcomers

Amid growing immigration from Brazil to Israel, Brazilian Jews living in the Jewish state established an organization devoted to facilitating newcomers’ absorption.

Olim MeBrasil, or Immigrants from Brazil, was registered as a nongovernmental association in Israel on Tuesday.

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Can a new airship unlock the Amazon?

Standing in the middle of what used to be a sugar cane field four miles from the south Brazilian city of São Carlos is a huge arched hangar. Inside the purpose-built structure is an aviation first for Brazil – a new design that could change the way the country develops.

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: Here's what separates successful leaders from managers

Since becoming CEO of LinkedIn in 2008, Jeff Weiner has grown quite the employee fan base.

As one of Glassdoor's highest-rated CEOS, Weiner apparently has what it takes to be a successful leader and he is sharing that knowledge with others.

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Brazil's president announces plan to protect forest – after plea from Gisele

The Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen appears to have succeeded where conservationists and scientists have failed: by persuading the president, Michel Temer, to veto legislation that would have slashed protected reserves in the Amazon.

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What people think of every country in the world, according to Google

No matter how open-minded you consider yourself to be, you will have some sort of preconception when it comes to other countries.

Thanks to Google, we can find out what those preconceptions are.

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Miners find 794 pound emerald in Brazil

A giant emerald measuring 4.3 feet and weighing a whopping 794 pounds was discovered in April in the mining region of Carnaiba in the north of Brazil.

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In controversial move, Brazil may outsource Amazon deforestation monitoring

In a major change, Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is looking for a company to help it monitor deforestation in the Amazon.

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Brazil’s Health Minister Outlines Health Challenges in PAHO Visit

The main challenges for Brazil’s health system include improving its management, financing, transparency and efficiency, according to Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros, who visited the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today.

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