Stories for June 14th 2012
Britain sent a defiant message to Argentina on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War by flying the Islands' flag above Downing Street.
Brazilian beef processor JBS SA is reportedly planning to lease four slaughterhouses in Brazil, three of which may be in the cattle-rich state of Mato Grosso, according to Brazilian news outlets Wednesday citing anonymous sources.
Britain’s Armed Forces Minister, Nick Harvey, said the Royal Navy would “deter and challenge” any incursion by Spanish state vessels into British waters around the Rock. Minister Harvey was responding to questions from Labour MPs in the House of Commons about recent incursions by Spanish Guardia Civil vessels.
The United Nations conference on Sustainable Development opened in Brazil on Wednesday, launching a new round of debate on the future of the planet, its resources and people, 20 years after the first Earth Summit.
India has invited companies from Brazil to invest in the country’s national infrastructure, manufacturing in Special Economic Zones and the food processing sector.
Anticipating further global market turmoil and ahead of October municipal elections, the Brazilian government will be announcing measures to prod the economy with direct support for states, cities and reversing corporate tax hikes, involving at least 25 billion Reais equivalent to 12 billion dollars.
Australia says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks ahead of the Rio+20 summit. The reserves will cover 3.1 million sq km of ocean, including the Coral Sea.
Shell subsidiary that makes bio-diesel in Brazil has dropped controversial plans to buy sugar cane grown on land taken from indigenous people, according to Survival International.
By Danny Byrne, Editor of TopUniversities.com - Universities throughout Latin America are in a period of transition. Though precise circumstances vary by country, factors such as the growth in scientific research, massification of social demand for higher education, increased student mobility and the rise of private universities have exerted an influence across the region.
Brazil dominates the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Latin American University Rankings for the second year, with 65 institutions in the top 250, led by the Universidad de Sao Paulo.