Carlo Barbieri

My name is Carlo Barbieri, an entrepreneur, civic activist and a leader of many organizations associated with Brazil. A native of Brazil myself, I am currently the CEO of Oxford Group, a firm composed of many international consulting and trading companies. I am also a founding member of the Brazilian Business Group and founding member and Past President of the Brazil Club. In addition, I serve as a Board member of the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. I have served as a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Brazil Partnership. Past President of the Rotary Club – Boca Raton West for the 2014-2015 term, I have also been Vice President and Professor of 2Grow – Human Development. An Ambassador of Barry University in Brazil, I am the former President of the Black Fire Bull Steak House. I have also presided over a number of organizations such as the Brazilian Association of Trading Companies (ABECE), Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil-Australia Chamber of Commerce, Brazil-Dominican Republican Chamber of Commerce; director of the Trade Center of the State of São Paulo, Brazilian Association of Freight Forwarders and Brazilian Association of Banks. I was also a local Council member for the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, for the 2013-2017 term.

By Carlo Barbieri On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

American economy continues to strengthen

Carlo Barbieri There’s an old adage that says if you ask four lawyers for their opinions on the same issue, you’ll get five different answers. The same could be said about economists – particularly now, when More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

From Brazil to Florida, Midway Labs Discovers success through globalization

Carlo Barbieri Those of us who work daily at the Oxford Group, based in Boca Raton, Florida, often mention in our marketing and advertising promotions that we offer a complete range of services to help companies More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Monday, February 5th, 2018

RAISE immigration reform proposal raises serious concerns

Carlo Barbieri Fate of EB-5 Visa program remains ‘on hold’ Hidden somewhere in the dark recesses of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s files is a nearly year-old piece of legislation originally aimed More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Celebrating a year since Trump took office. Count the successes

Carlo Barbieri It has been just about a year since Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. He took that solemn oath amid the cries of naysayers who said America More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

US saw accomplishments galore during Trump’s first year in office

Carlo Barbieri Even before Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, many election watchers, visceral TV and print media commentators, liberal talking heads and lots of people on the street predicted More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Congress adopts Trump’s reform bill; changes in tax code to benefit businesses, households

Carlo Barbieri The champagne corks were popping on Capitol Hill and at the White House this past week. The major tax reform bill President Donald Trump has promised since he was a presidential hopeful in 2016 was More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Monday, December 11th, 2017

House, Senate endorse lower corporate tax rate in reform bill

By Carlo Barbieri President Trump’s massive tax reform bill – adopted earlier this month on a 51-49 vote in the Senate – with all “yea” votes coming from Republicans — will soon be reconciled by More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Major overhaul of U.S. tax code may come to pass by Christmas

By Carlo Barbieri By the barest of margins, the House and Senate have adopted major revisions to the federal tax code that are considered the most significant changes in more than 30 years. For the most part, we More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, November 17th, 2017

National Entrepreneurship Month honors American innovation

By Carlo Barbieri President Trump has proclaimed the month of November 2017 as National Entrepreneurship Month, celebrating American pride and the country’s two-plus centuries of innovation, hard work and an More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Florida: Job creation, entrepreneurs and energy production

Florida: Job creation, entrepreneurs and energy production By Carlo Barbieri In my last column, I discussed the evil of monopoly as it relates to Florida Power & Light.  My contention was that a monopoly of More...