Brazil's government managed petroleum corporation Petrobras is involved in Antarctic research and development sponsoring the renewal of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, and the acquisition of research equipment for the Oceanographic Support Ship Ary Rongel.
The Brazilian Government has launched a vaccination campaign after the health ministry confirmed that a man in the capital Brasilia died from yellow fever.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is scheduled to visit Cuba next week offering investments, but Fidel Castro's health makes a meeting between the two uncertain, Lula's spokesman said in Brasilia.
Brazilian oil company Petrobras and mining company Companhia do Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) ended 2007 as the two largest companies in Latin America by market capitalization, according o a study carried out by consulting company Economática and released this week.
Brazil's Energy Minister denied reports Wednesday that a short supply of natural gas from Bolivia and a lack of rain might force Brazil, which relies heavily on hydroelectric power, to ration energy later this year
Brazil's third-largest beef exporter, Marfrig Frigorificos e Comercio de Alimentos SA through its Argentine branch Breeders & Packers SA has acquired Argentina's Mirab SA for 36 million US dollars said the company in a statement.
Brazil announced this week the creation of an ambitious defense structure, to be deployed in the event of foreign aggression, which includes ten ministries under the command of the Defence ministry, reports O Estado de Sao Paulo.
Brazilian auto production hit 2.97 million units in 2007, up 13.9% from 2006 while domestic sales totaled 2.2 million units, which was also a record, 22.9% higher than in 2006 according to the Brazilian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, or Anfavea.
Brazil will invest heavily in infrastructure this year which will help create jobs and boost the economy said President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during his weekly broadcast.
For years, the joke in this country was that Brazil's economy was the economy of the future. The morose punchline, of course, was that the future never arrives. But finally, it seems, the future is now.