Because of adverse climate conditions Brazil’s Arabica coffee prices have recently surged 94%, to 2.144 dollars for half a kilogram ($2.30) on the New York futures market.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke downplayed recent violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro as a threat to the upcoming World Cup. The city was the scene of violent outbursts last week when a dancer was found dead with his friends and family blaming the killing on the police.
New figures released on Monday by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), estimate that 36,545 tourists will travel with IAATO members to Antarctica next season, 2014-2015. The information was reported at the first day of the 37th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Brasilia, which IAATO attend as Invited Experts.
The relationship between China and Brazil has extensive significance due to their position as two primary emerging market countries and economies, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here in Brasilia.
Brazil's current account deficit narrowed in March after an improvement in the trade balance, but it was still the second largest on record for that month, central bank data showed. The country posted a current account deficit of 6.248 billion last month, down from 7.445bn in February.
Falkland Islands governor designate Colin Roberts CVO will be taking the oath of office next Tuesday morning 29 April at the Court and Assembly Chamber of Stanley's Town Hall. The swearing in ceremony will be followed by a parade at Victory Green, according to a release from Gilbert House.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez faithful participated on Sunday in a major political rally to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Nestor Kirchner's victory in the 27 April 2003 elections, but also to indicate how the incumbent Victory Front will be acting ahead of, and after the October 2015 presidential election, to ensure the Kirchner political legacy.
Montevideo will be hosting the much delayed Mercosur (December) summit sometime next August as part of the 'normalization ' process, according to sources from the Uruguayan foreign ministry following revelations that negotiations with that purpose have been ongoing for several months now.
Pope Francis, presidents Michelle Bachelet of Chile, Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and José Mujica of Uruguay, and Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón are the Latin Americans named by TIME magazine to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
A Gibraltarian who served as an officer in the Royal Navy has been appointed as the new chief executive and Captain of the Port of Gibraltar. Bob Sanguinetti, who rose to the rank of Commodore in the British navy, will replace Captain Roy Stanbrook, who resigned from the post earlier this year.