Monthly Archives: October 2011

The cost of doing business in Brazil

A Reuters article reports some good news for Brazil:  Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, the world’s largest maker of electronic components and printed circuit boards, is opening a plant at Jundiai, about 30 miles northwest of São Paulo.  The plant will … Continue reading

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Google street view of the Amazon jungle.

According to an article in The Washington Post, Google has sent a team to the tiny, remote Brazilian village of Tumbira in the Amazon jungle to take street-level pictures.  I have used Google’s street-level pictures of Rio frequently for the … Continue reading

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City planners want to tear down an elevated highway in São Paulo.

São Paulo is notorious for its bad traffic and incoherent urban design.  The Washington Post has an interesting article about a heavily trafficked two-mile-long elevated highway, Via Elevada Presidente Artur da Costa E Silva, that has damaged urban neighborhoods.  City planners … Continue reading

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The fifth annual Brazilian Film Week is coming to the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C.

You can find details here.   The films will be shown from October 21, 2011 through October 27, 2011.  Admission is free.  All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles.  Each film will be repeated several times.  Check the schedule at … Continue reading

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