"In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."
Nothing epitomizes Brazil's tremendous growth and tremendous challenges more than the helicopter. You see them by the dozens every day over Sao Paulo, and they are not filled with sightseers but commuters trying to get to work on time.
In the scenic resort town of Angra dos Reis in Brazil, Petrobras is nearing completion of its latest oil platform, the massive P-56. When it is moved out to sea in May, it will produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day.
Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer. But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras is confident the type of drilling accident BP faced in the Gulf of Mexico last year would not happen in its offshore operations, a company official said recently.
As the U.S. Fed moves closer to winding down some of its extraordinary easing, in Brazil, the impact of easy money policies in the developed world is felt every day.
Are you planning to invest in Brazil? Do the potential rewards outweigh the risks? Tell us what you think.
There are 210 million registered cell phones in Brazil, 10 million more than the estimated population of the entire country, more proof to this traveler that Brazil is a country bursting at the seams.
What does it look like from inside these innovative Brazilian oil platforms? Click for a tour of the newest Petrobras platform under construction, P-56.
Like all emerging markets, Brazil’s success story has a lot to do with its fast growing middle class, a key driving force behind the country’s economic growth. Brazil is not just about commodities but also a very strong domestic story. And returns have reflected the positive story.
Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well, despite growing concern the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, with Huw Jenkins, BTG Pactual.
Pedro Bastos, CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management Brazil says it's time to buy into Brazilian infrastructure and real estate stocks.
Rudy Martin, emerging markets analyst at Weiss Research, says the market has not fully began to comprehend last weekend's BRICS meeting, which he says, has the potential to alter the world's capital movement.
Rating how President Obama did during his visit to Brazil, the world's ninth largest producer of oil, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.
Brazil's banks saw big gains last year. Among the top winners was Banco Bradesco. A look at the country's third largest bank, with Domingos Figueiredo De Abreu, Banco Bradesco CFO, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Banco do Brasil is set to become the first in the country's history to buy a US retail bank. An insider look at the deal with Admilson Monteiro, Banco do Brasil.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo's indepth interview with Brazil's 34th president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, whose policies are credited for the country's current economic boom.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera with a unique look at the way Brazilians deal with traffic jams.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera takes a look at Brazil's Embraer seeing more demand over the past year.
Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Check out what they found!