Brazil

Brazil
Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 00:51 UTC

President Lula da Silva admits he would consider running again in 2014

The Brazilian leader has also been proposed as Peace Nobel candidate

Brazil’s president Lula da Silva confirmed he is seriously considering running again in 2014 when Brazil will be hosting the World Football Cup. The Brazilian president made the announcement during an interview with Bandeirantes television.

Thursday, June 3rd 2010 - 05:51 UTC

Brazil grants construction light for third nuclear power plant

Angra III should be finalized in 66 months at a cost of almost 5 billion US dollars

Angra III nuclear power plant has been granted a construction license by the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission, regulators said.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010 - 03:13 UTC

Brazil suspends exports of processed meat to US over residues controversy

US is the main market for Brazilian processed meat

Brazil will send a team of experts to the United States next week to seek clarification on methods used to test processed meat imports for residues, which have suspended export to the US, the Agriculture ministry said on Monday.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010 - 02:36 UTC

Brazilian press calls Paraguay “rich beggar”, superb actor in asking for alms

Paraguayan president and former bishop Fernando Lugo

One of Brazil’s most influential weekly magazines with strong penetration in political and business circles, ‘Veja’ has a main article this week calling neighbouring Paraguay the “rich beggar”, a role which the successive Paraguayan governments “have played to success attracting significant international aid and grants”.

Tuesday, June 1st 2010 - 02:46 UTC

Major Brazilian airports on the verge of a “logistics blackout”

The worst case in Manaus but in Sao Paulo air terminals are also at over capacity at peak hours

Airports in the major cities of Brazil that will be hosting the World Cup in 2014, and the Olympic Games in 2016, are working at their maximum capacity and eight of them are described as “in the edge of operational collapse” according to a report from the Applied Economics Research Institute in Sao Paulo, IPEA.

Monday, May 31st 2010 - 01:18 UTC

Brazil has become a “haven” for the use of world banned agro-toxics

The country is one of the world’s leading food exporters

Brazil in recent years has become the main destination for agro-toxic products banned in Europe, United States and most of South America’s countries with strong farm sectors. Brazilian farmers make unrestricted use of ten to twelve chemicals which are specifically banned in the European Union, United States and most of South America claims O Estado de Sao Paulo.

Monday, May 31st 2010 - 01:14 UTC

Brazilian businessmen not convinced by Mrs. Kirchner’s promises

Rubens Barboza, head of the powerful FIESP

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner promises that ‘there weren't, nor ever will be, barriers’ blocking Brazilian imports’ was received with disbelief by the Brazilian business community.

Saturday, May 29th 2010 - 07:04 UTC

Celso Amorim remembers Argentina that “Brazil is a huge market”

The Foreign Affairs minister sent a clear message to any attempt to limit bilateral trade

Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim was the latest high ranking official to complain about the limitations applied to bilateral trade with Argentina and said it was imperative for the country to understand that “Brazil is a huge market.”

Saturday, May 29th 2010 - 05:26 UTC

Mrs. Kirchner promises there will never be barriers to Brazilian imports

A meeting “more than good”, according to the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “there weren't, nor ever will be, barriers blocking Brazilian imports,” after holding a meeting in Rio de Janeiro with her Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva, a gathering she classified as “more than good.”

Saturday, May 29th 2010 - 01:47 UTC

Brazil calls on South America to have its own military dissuasive capacity

Brazilian defence minister Nelson Jobim and Uruguayan counterpart Luis Rosadilla

South America must recover its military dissuasive capacity so it can say ‘no’ when necessary said Brazilian Defence minister Nelson Jobim following a meeting this week in Montevideo with his Uruguayan counterpart Luis Rosadilla.

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