Saturday, December 5th 2009 - 09:14 UTC

Brazil and Peru create integrated border area in Amazon states

Ptes. Alan Garcia and Lula da Silva

Brazilian president Lula da Silva will be signing with his Peruvian peer Alan García next week in Lima the creation of an integrated zone in the Amazon.

Friday, December 4th 2009 - 08:11 UTC

Krugman praise and warnings about Brazilian economy excessive optimism

The Nobel Prize warned of an assets bubble

Brazil has had a better performance than other countries during the current financial slowdown but it has become necessary “to closely follow so much optimism”, said Economics Nobel Prize Paul Krugman during a conference in Sao Paulo.

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 13:35 UTC

Toys’ game: Brazil warns Argentina that trade restrictions will be reciprocated

Brazilian Foreign Trade minister Welber Barral

Brazil has threatened with trade reprisals if Argentina does not lift new restrictions to imports of Brazilian manufactured toys. Trade tensions between the two Mercosur partners and largest economies of South America have soured lately because of what Brazil considers “protectionist” measures and attitudes from Argentina.

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 13:32 UTC

Mujica to meet with Lula da Silva next week in Montevideo

Uruguayan president elect Mujica has a busy schedule (Photo file)

Uruguayan president-elect Jose Mujica is scheduled to meet next Tuesday with Brazilian president Lula da Silva on the sidelines of the Mercosur summit to be held in Montevideo, according to diplomatic sources.

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 00:55 UTC

Brazil to reconsider the latest events in Honduras

Marcos Aurelio García, President Lula da Silva’s international affairs advisor

Brasilia runs the risk of “isolation” if it does not recognize Honduras presidential elections according to Brazilian member of Congress Raul Jungmann, the only representative from his country to be part of an observers’ international committee on Sunday’s ballot.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 12:26 UTC

Brazil's powerhouse bank

Environmental activists say Brazil's most powerful bank has financed development and construction projects which threaten indigenous populations in the Amazon

With his slicked-back hair, neatly trimmed, close-cropped beard, and impeccably pressed suits, Luciano Coutinho looks like any other obscure Brazilian banker.
But he is anything but an average banking man.

Monday, November 30th 2009 - 12:37 UTC

Lucky strike: Brazil supports England’s bid to host World Cup in 2018

President Lula da Silva praised the competence of English football

The world's most successful football country has delivered a fresh lifeline to England's under-fire bid to host the World Cup in 2018. Brazilian President Lula da Silva said the time was right for the tournament to come back to Britain for the first time since 1966.

Saturday, November 28th 2009 - 07:23 UTC

Mujica supports Lula da Silva government style and his Iran policy

The former guerrilla leader said it is a gross mistake to “fence in Iran”

Uruguay’s incumbent presidential candidate Jose “Pepe” Mujica again supported Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s administration and policies, describing as a “genius move” the decision to receive this week in Brasilia the controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Saturday, November 28th 2009 - 06:02 UTC

Brazilian banker says that Dubai effect is “alert signal” for market euphoria

Henrique Meirelles, orthodox chief of the Central Bank

A possible debt default by a Dubai state-owned conglomerate is an “alert signal” to avoid market euphoria, Brazil central bank chief Henrique Meirelles said on Friday.

Saturday, November 28th 2009 - 05:54 UTC

Brazilian economy forecasted to grow 6.1% in 2010 says Bradesco

Bradesco’s is the most optimistic of all forecasts

Brazil’s economy is forecasted to grow 6.1% in 2010, bolstered by rising domestic demand, increasing exports and higher investment, according to Banco Bradesco, the country’s second-largest bank by market value.


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