Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived Sunday morning to New Delhi on a three-day state visit, which is expected to strengthen strategic and economic ties between the two countries. The main issues discussed would be multilateral trade talks, climate change and UN reforms.
The Brazilian group JBS, which is the leading beef exporter of Latinamerica announced this week the purchase of Swift & Co., the third largest fresh meat (beef and pork) packer in the United States, thus becoming the world's leading meat packer.
Brazil's Mines and Energy minister Silas Rondeau resigned amid accusations he was bribed by a construction company that obtained contracts to provide electricity to poor rural areas in a program championed by the nation's first working class president
Toyota is launching cars that run on ethanol and gasoline in Brazil amid growing popularity of fuel-flexible vehicles in the nation.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva one day visit to Paraguay to sign several bilateral agreements and officially inaugurate the expanded capacity of the huge bi-national Itaipu dam along the Parana river was signaled by strong criticism from the local press.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has given the green light to build a long-delayed third nuclear plant in Brazil, reported the Sao Paulo press.
Brazil plans to limit the right of civil servants to strike demanding that in such cases 40% of public services must continue operational, according to sources from the Attorney General's Office and Planalto Palace, seat of the Executive.
Brazil's TAM Linhas Aereas and United Airlines, a founding member of the Star Alliance, signed Friday a memorandum of understanding to develop an agreement that enables the airlines to offer code-share flights with each other and expands international destinations and frequent flyer opportunities for customers of both carriers.
Petrobras Brazil's government owned hydrocarbons company said first-quarter profit fell 38% as oil prices dropped and costs rose. Net income dropped to 4.13 billion reais (2.05 billion US dollars), 6.68 billion reais in the first quarter of 2006, and net sales rose 8.4 % to 38.98 billion reais.
Pope Benedict XVI ended Sunday his five day visit to Brazil with a strong speech to Latinamerican cardinals and bishops criticising authoritarian governments and condemning the growing gap between rich and poor in the region.