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Contributors / Tom Phillips

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Rivals for the crown

An oil boom is driving Santos’s remarkable transformation and, as the cash flows in, the port city’s coastal cache and ambitious regeneration means it’s giving drizzly São Paulo a run for its money.

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Superpower player

Brazil may be the land of soccer and samba, but its status as a superpower is also fast moving beyond the realms of hypothesis into concrete reality. So will global politics soon be moving to a Latin rhythm?

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Hello from Belo

Brazil’s third-largest city is well below the international radar compared with Rio and São Paulo. But things are changing in Belo Horizonte, as the economic boom continues to attract major national and foreign investment…


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