Friday, November 26th 2010 - 14:55 UTC

Lula da Silva promises energy, communications and trade aid for Guyana

The Brazilian president and his Guyana peer Bharrat Jagdeo

Brazilian President Lula da Silva announced Friday an ambitious integration program for its northern neighbor Guyana, on the sidelines of a regional presidential summit taking place in Georgetown.

Thursday, November 25th 2010 - 20:44 UTC

“Favelas’ war” rages in Rio do Janeiro for fifth day running: 30 dead

Navy has supported with armoured vehicles and weapons but the battle is still waged by the police (Photo AP)

Armoured personnel carriers from the Brazilian navy rolled through smoke-filled streets in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday as police battled (favelas) slum-based drug gangs for a fifth consecutive day leaving at least 30 dead and almost 200 arrested.

Thursday, November 25th 2010 - 04:29 UTC

First possible suspected case of “mad cow” in humans sounds alarm bells in Brazil

Brazil is the world’s leading exporter of beef

Brazilian health officials said this week that a suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal illness that destroys brain tissue, probably wasn’t caused by eating beef of an animal infected with the mad cow sickness.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 22:12 UTC

Petrobras abandons Ecuador: no agreement on new oil contracts

Ecuadorian Minister of Non renewable natural resources Wilson Pastor

Brazil’s Petrobras is abandoning Ecuador after not having reached an agreement on the new oil contracts with the government while Spanish-Argentine Repsol-YPF will remain, announced Minister of Non renewable natural resources Wilson Pastor.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 21:21 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Brazil joins Argentina in criticizing UK’s “unilateral actions”

Brazilian Defence minister Nelson Jobim

The Brazilian government questioned UK’s “unilateral actions” regarding the (Falklands) Malvinas Islands and called for the sovereignty “long standing dispute” to reach “as soon as possible a solution”.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 21:02 UTC

Promoting trade and political links with Africa, Lula da Silva’s next job

Lula da Silva in one of his many trips to the African continent (Photo EFE)

A Lula da Silva Institute will be fully involved in Africa, the world’s poorest continent, and (Brazilian) President Lula will be fully dedicated to that task when he steps down from office next January first, announced a top Brazilian official.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 20:17 UTC

Rousseff confirms flexible-orthodox Tombini to head Brazil’s central bank

Alexandre Tombini has worked for three different administrations

Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff press office announced Thursday that economist Alexandre Tombini will be the next president of the central bank; economist Guido Mantega will continue as Finance minister and engineer Miriam Belchoir coordinator of PAC (program to bolster growth) will become Planning and Budget minister.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 05:26 UTC

Brazil promises FIFA “peace and tranquillity” for the 2014 World Cup

Luiz Paulo Barreto, Brazil’s Minister for Justice

The Brazilian government has assured FIFA officials that the 2014 World Cup will be a success, promising football's governing body “peace and tranquillity”.

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 - 05:11 UTC

Brazilian ambassador “mistreated” by Argentine official on trade issues

Guillermo Moreno is known to appeal to thug tactics to intimidate and impose his criteria

The Brazilian financial newspaper Valor Economico claims Argentine Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno “mistreated” Brazilian ambassador in Buenos Aires Enio Cordeiro following a discussion on alleged “informal” obstacles that the Cristina Fernández government is planning to apply on Brazilian imports.

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010 - 23:02 UTC

FDI in Brazil soars in October; reaches 30 billion USD in ten months, the year’s target

Foreign direct investment in Brazil soared to 6.8 billion US dollars in October, the highest for the month since records were started. This was higher than last month with 5 billion and four times October a year ago with 1.6 billion, according to the latest release from the central bank.


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