24 May 2012Download report
Our survey shows how consumers are navigating a growing range of sodas, juices and energy drinks, with total sales nearing as $50bn a year.
The second tier of drinks producers – know as tubaínas – are seeking to move beyond their traditional appeal.
The government now plans to loosen restrictions on mining in indigenous reserves, with gold, copper, niobium and rare earths among the prospects.
Bulls and Bears
The Copom announces its decision on May 30.
Forecasters see a sharper slowdown this year, followed by a stronger recovery in 2013.
The heated debate over an environmental amnesty for farmers shows no sign of abating.
Local commentators are again critical of Guido Mantega's optimism.
Despite the Forest Code furore, farmers are part of Brazil's path to sustainable development, argues Kátia Abreu.