Tag Archives: Brazil

Banking on BRICS for Africa?

  Alexander O’Riordan   Last week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) announced they are joining forces to establish a BRICS alternative to the World Bank. The BRICS bank will be capitalised to the tune of $50 billion or about the same size as the World Bank’s loan to Brazil. While the size […]

Dope Beats from Brazilian Streets

  Brazil has a powerhouse musical legacy, from Antônio Carlos Jobim to Gilberto Gil, from Jorge Ben Jor to Elis Regina, from João Gilberto to Sérgio Mendes. So a World Cup in Brazil was always going to have an awesome soundtrack. But a new generation of Brazilian musicians is attempting to stake its own claim to […]

Brazil 2014: Songs for Africa

  The 2014 football World Cup kicks off on Thursday, and in anticipation of the opening game between Brazil and Croatia, The Con has decided to bring you some songs that have been recorded to urge on the five African teams competing, namely Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Algeria and Ivory Coast. Alongside the video for every African […]