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You are the CEO of a large company seeking to invest in either Central or South America and have directed your staff to prepare a report and recommendations. Two of the countries you are assigned are Brazil and Venezuela, and it is your task to make the recommendation between these two countries. Assess the various risks in each of these countries. Which country would you recommend and why?

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If you are a CEO of a large company that is seeking to invest either in Brazil or in Venezuela it is recommended that you invest in Brazil. The risk of doing business in Brazil is less than the risk of doing business in Venezuela. The financial risk is higher in Venezuela. There is a lot of red tape and bureaucracy that has to be overcome in Venezuela. This is relatively lower in Brazil. In Venezuela barriers exist for every financial transaction. ...

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