David Lynch Reporting from Brazil

China’s Growing Pull Puts Brazil In A Bind
SAO PAULO, Brazil — For 51 of its 52 years in business, brush and comb maker Escovas Fidalga was solidly profitable. Then last year, it plunged into the red. Ask boss Manolo Miguez why, and he fingers a culprit that would be familiar to many hard-pressed American manufacturers.

Brazil Hopes To Build On Its Ethanol Success
RIO DE JANEIRO — Drivers here can fill up their cars with just about any imaginable fuel — except plain old gasoline.