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12/09/14 Fernando Henrique Cardoso Will be the Brazilian Recipient of the 2015 Person of the Year Award

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is proud to announce The Honorable Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil, as the Brazilian Recipient of the 2015 Person of the Year Awards. FHC was president of...

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12/09/14 Tribute to Clelia de Toledo Leite Moraes (1921 – 2014)

The Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. mourns the loss of an outstanding human being, dear friend, and steadfast supporter – Clelia de Toledo Leite Moraes – who passed away December 4, 2014 at...

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12/03/14 Nuclear Industries of Brazil SA seeks to hire international company to provide insurance against fire and electrical damage

The Nuclear Industries of Brazil SA (INB), a state company under the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, seeks to hire via public bidding an international company to provide insurance policy against fire and...

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10/20/14 Tribute to Mr. Paolo Lavagetto

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Paolo Lavagetto, former General Manager of VARIG Brazilian Airlines in New York. Mr. Lavagetto...

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10/14/14 Khan Academy Provides Unique Learning Experience in Brazil

Over 400 million learners and 500,000 teachers around the world are using Khan Academy in their classrooms to help to inspire, motivate and guide students through their learning paths. In Brazil, it is an important educational...

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10/08/14 2014 Brazil Economic Conference: Arminio Fraga Confirmed as Speaker

Armínio Fraga, partner at Gávea Investimentos and financial adviser to candidate Aécio Neves, who will be disputing Brazil’s elections on October 26th against President Dilma Rousseff, is confirmed to participate as speaker (via...

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09/23/14 The Value Proposition for the Digital Landscape

With more money being invested into digital programs, there has never been a more important time to be asking critical questions to ensure that the investment is appropriate to the organization. A McKinsey Global Survey found...

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09/23/14 Brazilian Maestro Leads Orchestra in New York

Brazilian maestro Thiago Tiberio will be leading the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble orchestra in a program of American classical music on October 19th, at the Julia Richman Auditorium (317 East 67th Street). A young, energetic...

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09/19/14 Tribute to Mrs. Carmen Vieira

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing, on September 13, 2014, of Mrs. Carmen Vieira, a longtime friend and supporter of the Chamber and...

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09/17/14 What Challenges Will The Next Brazilian President Likely Face?

This October's national elections mark the seventh presidential election under the 1988 Constitution that cemented Brazil's return to democracy. Since then, Brazil's multiparty, coalition-based democracy has consolidated,...

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08/21/14 Following Each Other's Lead - Law Reform in Latin America

Legal systems are dynamic, continually evolving, and adapting to the changing norms of society. These adaptations can be found in all areas of law, all over the world. Revisions to the law often follow regional trends. This is...

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08/21/14 Class Action Evolution - Improving the Litigation Climate in Brazil

The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation of the impetus for the proposed changes to class action laws in Brazil and a critical assessment of these proposed changes. The paper starts with a brief description of...

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08/15/14 Tribute to Former Chamber Presidents: Alberto Kowarick and Antonio Gebauer

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Alberto Kowarick, Chamber President from 1977-1978, who passed away August 8, 2014 – and Antonio...

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08/06/14 Brazil Memo 1458 - Vulnerabilities

The US GDP increased at a strong 4% in the second quarter, making the normalization of their monetary policy a process that cannot be reversed. · Timing: Therefore, efforts to correct imbalances in Brazil should be redoubled....

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07/29/14 Brazil Memo 1457 - Economy in Transition

Expectations continue to deteriorate. The industry confidence index, as measured by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), showed its seventh consecutive drop. At the same time, market projections for GDP growth are already...

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07/02/14 Brazil Memo 1453 - Negative Trends

Moody´s has issued a warning that Brazil needs to reverse its negative economic trends, indicating that the country’s stable risk outlook could be reassessed. The main concern is with the pace of the economy, which is below...

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06/30/14 ILASA awards Mattos Filho as Best Brazilian Law Firm 2014

We are proud to announce that Mattos Filho was recognized by the International Legal Alliance (ILASA) as the Best Brazilian Law Firm 2014 in event held on June 19th, in New York City. The ILASA recognizes the best law firms in...

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06/24/14 Tribute to Marcio M. Moreira

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Mr. Marcio M. Moreira, former Vice Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, longtime Chamber member, and a...

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06/18/14 From the Arab Spring to Occupy, Corruption 2.0 Rallies the Masses

From Turkey to Egypt, Bulgaria to Thailand, and Brazil to India, the rise of an urban, entitled, angry middle class is one of the most striking trends of the last few years. Rebellions have different proximate causes, but...

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06/16/14 Tribute to Moise Y. Safra

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Mr. Moise Y. Safra, one of the most prestigious and admired Brazilian bankers and a longtime...

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