Big Business, Brazilian Style

There is lots of gloom and doom talk about Brazil these days. The nation that seemed prepared to join the ranks of the top elite economies just a few years ago has suddenly spiraled downward to virtually no GDP growth. The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games failed to generate any real improvements. In fact, Rio de Janeiro has found itself suffering from unrestrained violence and a lack of police presence since the Games, forcing the government to call in the Army to help restore order.

For these reasons, and more, it has become fashionable to “Brazil Bash.” Yet, do not give up hope. Brazil has much in its favor and remains a top 10 global economy. And, some Brazilians are making power moves that are indicative of where the nation as a whole may well soon be. For example, billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann has positioned himself to become one of the top ten richest men in the world.

His company, 3G Capital, owns or controls Heinz, Kraft, AMinBev (including Budweiser), Burger King, and other popular brands. Lemann keeps good company, having teamed with Warren Buffett on the Heinz deal.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1939, Lemann grew up enjoying the carioca (nickname for the city`s residents) life of sun and fun. He attended Harvard University in the USA but initially found the institution a bit stuffy, preferring the laidback culture of his beloved Rio. Nevertheless, Lemann buckled down and managed to graduate. This type of tenacity also made Lemann a five-time Brazilian tennis champion and carried him to Wimbledon, the most prestigious tournament in the world.

Unfortunately, a 1999 kidnap attempt on his children forced him to relocate permanently to Switzerland. There, he runs his businesses while maintaining constant contact with his partners in Brazil and the USA.

Lemann`s net worth sits currently at $31.6 billion, according to Forbes.



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Live Free Abroad Cryptocurrency ebook

Got crypto and want to move abroad? This ebook is for people who work online, trade cryptocurrencies, teach English, etc., and are ready to make the move to another culture.

To order via Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin, just send an email to Tell us your method of preferred payment (BTC, LTC or DOGE) and we will respond with your unique payment voucher.

The ebook link will be sent via email as soon as we receive payment.


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You learn:

Table of Contents

Introduction. What is Freedom?

Working and Earning Income

  1.    Internet Marketing
  2.    Teaching
  3.    Copywriting
  4.    Binary Options (currency) Trading
  5.    Preaching, Weddings, Baptisms
  6.   Travel Agent

III. Where to Live?

  1.    Brazil
  2.    Colombia
  3.    Japan
  4.    Mexico
  5.    Dominican Republic
  6.    Costa Rica

Communicating with home



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2018 Carnival Songs

We will be posting all of the official Rio Samba school songs over the next few days and when they become available.

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2018 Rio de Janeiro Carnaval Guide. Live Stream

We are back!!!!! Missed us? Sure you did. Well, we have returned with all the coverage of Carnival from Rio de Janeiro that you love!

And, for upcoming Carnival in 2018, we will again have our Guide that will provide exclusive weblinks and the schedule to watch all the festivities in Rio, Bahia and Sao Paulo live for FREE!



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Rio Samba Schools are Presenting 2018 Songs

The Rio Samba Schools are choosing their 2018 songs as we speak. Following are the top contenders for use in Carnival by Salgueiro, winners of the highly-coveted 1963, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1993, and 2009 Best Samba School awards.


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Movie of the week! São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima

This film was the Brazilian entry for best picure (Academy Awards Foreign Film) in 1965. Enjoy the scenery of Sao Paulo, now the 5th largest city in the world!


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Carnival Practice in Full Swing Across Rio de Janeiro

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