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Brazil – Nov 18

Brazilian oil tycoon Eike Batista is currently on trial facing charges of insider trading. If found guilty, Batista could face up to 13 years in prison. His company, OGX, has filed for bankruptcy and Batista has seen his personal fortune plummet. The Brazilian middle class will watch this trial with interest, as they hope to […]

Brazil – Nov 18

Graca Foster , the head of Brazil’s state owned oil company, Petrobras, has promised changes in its administrative strucutre after a corruption and kickback scandal was exposed this year. This past Friday, 23 Petrobras employees were arrested on suspicion of money-laundering and corruption. This scandal further reflects an eroding trust in the government by the […]

Crouching Leopard, Hidden Bear

Crouching Leopard, Hidden Bear

Both critics and admirers tend to harp on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illiberal proclivities, pointing to his unfettered contempt for civil society, slow but steady eradication of the free-press, and his history in the KGB as examples of his authoritarian disposition. Taken aback at this mischaracterization, he recently accused a group of German journalists of […]

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