Nubank is now worth $4 billion after Tencent’s $180 million investment

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By: Jonathan Shieber

Nubank, the Brazilian financial services company, has raised $180 million from the Chinese internet giant, Tencent.

Tencent has long been interested in financial services startups, and with its $90 million direct i...


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Brazil’s Unpredictable 2018 Election: An Update

Link to Original Article By Bret Rosen with Americas Quarterly

Here's a framework for understanding a race that is still wide-open.  

Seven months seems like an eternity in Brazil’s wild 2018 election, which appears to shift ground every few days – sometimes hou...


Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?

Link to Original ArticleBy Robert Muggah & Ilona Szabó with World Economic Forum

Latin America's largest city, São Paulo, was once among the region's most violent. But the bustling metropolis of over 12 million Paulistanos has experienced a remarkable decline...


Why do successful companies fail?

Link to Original ArticleBy Evodio Kaltenecker

 

Tea with Mussolini, a Franco Zefirelli´s film, describes a group of sophisticated English women that did not want to accept the deterioration of democracy in Italy in the years before the II World War. The behavior of the ladies that meet for tea every afternoon rese...


GLP: South America projected to overtake US in GMO soy production, accelerate corn output by 2026

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Brazil will outperform the United States as the world’s largest soy producer in the next decade, While the increa...