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Being one of the major emerging economies of the world within the BRICS Group, Brazil is an up-and-coming super power. The Brazilian economy is forecasted to expand by another 4.5% in 2011, following on from last year’s 8% growth in GDP. The government is heavily investing especially in infrastructure and industry to sustain this trend, […]

During the so-called period of Yugoslavian disintegration, the European Union, still called the European Community, was composed of twelve member states, which had to deal with such an overthrow in the East, but also with internal issues, just before the signature of the Treaty of Maastricht. In this context, we can ask ourselves about the… » read more

The 9th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) that took place April 19 at the Teresa Carreno Theatre in Venezuela produced fruitful discussions targeting regional integration and independence. Coinciding with the summit, Venezuelans celebrated the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the wars of independence and paid tribute to… » read more

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