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  • Opinion: Yoga Serves as São Paulo's Indian Connection

    Exactly five years ago when my first flight to Brazil was landing in São Paulo, I looked down my window with a touch of panic. It seemed as if the aircraft was going to land over a grey haze with millions of lights jammed into it.

    Published on 06/21/2015 - 06h00

  • Editorial: Brazil Must Innovate or Else

    A perfect tempest is brewing in the most dynamic sectors of Brazil's economy, and it derives from the inability to innovate. The country's traditional dependency on foreign technology, combined with a fall in production, has suspended or delayed badly needed investment.

    Published on 06/16/2015 - 09h06

  • Opinion: Venezuela's Destruction

    Felipe González, former Spanish prime minister, on his return to Spain after a two-day trip to Venezuela: "Venezuela is a country in the process of destruction."

    Published on 06/15/2015 - 10h24

  • Opinion: New Thrills at Petrobras

    This week's sharp drop in Petrobras equity is the worst since early February. The preferred share price of the oil company fell 8.17% since Monday (18), the first working day after the publication of its first quarter balance sheet.

    Published on 05/20/2015 - 10h08

  • Opinion: Time for Drug Users to Come Out of the Closet (or Open Their Drawers)

    The term "outing" refers to the act of publicizing the sexual orientation of others, usually celebrities or politicians who are in the closet.

    Published on 05/18/2015 - 11h07

  • Opinion: Real Estate Sector in Trouble

    It appears as though the money for low-interest mortgages, regulated by the government, has run out. These are the funds that come from savings account deposits and the Severance Pay Indemnity Fund (FGTS, in its Portuguese acronym).

    Published on 05/13/2015 - 08h46

  • Editorial: Never Before in History

    To use an idiom often uttered by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, never before in history did the Worker's Party (PT) see its image worn out to such an extent as now, what with all the banging of cooking pots and honking that accompanied the party's broadcast on the TV and radio last Tuesday evening (May 5th).

    Published on 05/07/2015 - 08h46

  • Opinion: I Decided to Break the Silence and Talk About Corruption in Brazil

    I've given it time, but with the release of the Petrobras audit I have decided to break the silence and express my opinion on facts that have caused so much damage, tangible and intangible, to Brazilians. I'm referring to the subject that has occupied our day-to-day life for almost a year: corruption and the lack of a clear agenda of growth with development for Brazil.

    Published on 05/04/2015 - 10h30

  • Two Surfers

    On the list of the 100 most influential people in the world, American magazine "Time" included two Brazilians: surfer Gabriel Medina and businessman and former surfer Jorge Paulo Lemann.

    Published on 04/28/2015 - 09h39

  • Opinion: New Petrobras, According to Bendine

    Reducing debt is a top priority for Petrobras. The company owned the equivalent of 4.8 times its "profit" at the end of 2014. In 2010, this indebtedness measure was equivalent to 1 time that, and should go to a dangerous 6 in 2016, according to private analysts of the oil company. The company's board of directors will work to lower this critical indicator of financial health to 3, in five years.

    Published on 04/24/2015 - 09h31