Brazil’s Last Slave: The Captive Environment in Pernambuco’s Sugar Fields

Thomas D. Rogers, The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010). Thomas Rogers’ The Deepest Wounds argues that Pernambuco sugar planters “saw no distinction between land and labor” (8). Enslaved and free workers on cane plantations were demoted in elites’ eyes to… Read More Brazil’s Last Slave: The Captive Environment in Pernambuco’s Sugar Fields

Dell’s Peixoto Sees ‘Huge’ Growth Potential in Latin America

By Nathan Gill Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Dell Inc., the world’s second-biggest maker of personal computers, sees “huge” prospects for growth in Latin America, where the company is looking to provide technology to Brazil’s oil industry. “Growth potential is huge in Latin America and Brazil,” Raymundo Peixoto, Dell’s manager for Brazil, said today in an… Read More Dell’s Peixoto Sees ‘Huge’ Growth Potential in Latin America

Chile’s Copec to Buy Tafisa Brasil for $165.2 Million

By Nathan Gill Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — A unit of Empresas Copec SA, Chile’s biggest pulp producer, agreed to buy Brazilian wood-panel maker Tafisa Brasil SA for about $165.2 million. Placas do Parana SA, a unit of Copec’s forestry subsidiary Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA, will buy 100 percent of the Brazilian company from Sonae… Read More Chile’s Copec to Buy Tafisa Brasil for $165.2 Million

BM&FBovespa Proceeding With Chile Trading Plans, Oliveira Says

By Nathan Gill      May 14 (Bloomberg) — Paulo de Sousa Oliveira Jr., chief business development officer of BM&FBovespa SA, Latin America’s largest exchange, comments on plans to integrate with Chile’s stock exchanges. Oliveira spoke in Spanish to reporters in Santiago today. On plans to integrate with Chile’s exchanges:      “The idea we… Read More BM&FBovespa Proceeding With Chile Trading Plans, Oliveira Says

Andina Rises as Brazil Growth Signals Increased Sales

By Nathan Gill      Sept. 10, 2008 (Bloomberg) — Embotelladora Andina SA, which distributes Coca-Cola products in Chile, Brazil and Argentina, gained the most in two months in Santiago trading on prospects of increased sales of its soft drinks, after Brazil said its economy is expanding faster than economists estimated.      Andina rose 3.5 percent… Read More Andina Rises as Brazil Growth Signals Increased Sales

Peru’s Halts Jungle Highway Construction After Investigation Shows Design Wasn’t Done

June 9, 2008 (Southern Affairs) — Peru’s Transportation and Communications Minister Verónica Zavala announced May 27th that Unasur’s highest profile project, an inter-oceanic highway connecting the Brazilian Atlantic with the Peruvian Pacific, was being investigated after discovering that it did not have a budget or engineering plans. The minister told a Congressional Committee that while… Read More Peru’s Halts Jungle Highway Construction After Investigation Shows Design Wasn’t Done