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Florianopolis News

It's a Triumphant Return for Rampage
A week ago, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson didn't think he would be fighting in the UFC 186 co-main event against Fabio Maldonado, but after a last-minute overturning of a court injunction, Jackson was back in the Octagon on Saturday for the first time ...

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25 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm

Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição is a 50:50 joint venture between Biesterfeld Plastic and Simbras, a Brazilian subsidiary of Simko (Buenos Aires / Argentina; www.simko.com.ar). Headquarters are located in São Paulo with a local sales office in ...

23 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm

Finding Quality Coffee in Orlando's Sugar Stronghold
"I was drinking like seven cups a day," says Gama in a jovial, rubbery south Brazilian accent. His first contact with Orlando craft coffee culture was at Lineage's stand in the Farmers Market. "I was like, 'Daaang, that's the way they do it in ...

22 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm


Pereira completes dream week
Cape Town - Teliana Pereira completed a dream week at the Claro Open Colsanitas on Sunday, beating Yaroslava Shvedova to become the first Brazilian in 27 years to win a WTA title. According to the WTA Tour website, the unseeded Pereira, who had ...

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20 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real firms despite credit outlook lowering by Fitch
"We still have a more benign outlook, with the market believing that the government will find it easier to get the fiscal measures approved," said economist Paulo Petrassi of Leme Investimentos in Florianopolis, Brazil. Elsewhere in Latin America ...

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9 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm

Fitch Revises Brazil Outlook to Negative From Stable
Wall Street Journal
The fact that Fitch waited so long and then chose not to downgrade Brazil's ratings can even be seen as a vote of confidence, according to João Pedro Brugger, an at economist Leme Investimentos in Florianopolis. “I see this news as neutral,” Mr ...

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9 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm

Red Bull

6 Brazilian backyard spots you'd love to skate
Red Bull
Florianópolis is an island just off the coast of Brazil. As well as a world-class surfing destination, it has a rich skateboarding history that stretches back generations and hidden around this tropical paradise are a grip of bowls: some world-famous ...

21 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am

Triathlete Europe

The Ironman races still open for 2015 entry
Triathlete Europe
IRONMAN Brazil: May 31 – Discover the charm and tropical beauty of Florianopolis at the Latin American Championship. 50 slots available, charity entries only. IRONMAN Cairns: June 14 – A tropical paradise featuring one of triathlon's most spectacular ...

20 Apr 2015 | 4:07 am