Brazil's Gross Domestic Product, GDP, expanded 5.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, and 0.7% over the previous quarter, according to the latest release from the Brazilian Statistics and Geography Institute, IBGE.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer confirmed on Friday it had sold a propeller-driven fighter plane to a unit of Blackwater Worldwide, the world's largest private defense services company, and said it would not be used for operations in Iraq.
Brazil's Central bank raised its benchmark interest rate this week for the second time in less than two months to curb resurgent inflation and prevent overheating of the world's tenth biggest economy.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva said that over 800 million people every night go to sleep feeling hungry which is an insult to humanity and blamed the intolerable protectionism of wealthy countries that insulate their farming sectors.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is participating in preliminary negotiations to sell the U.S. government eight 314-B1 Super Tucano light attack and training planes for use in Iraq, the company said Monday, according to press reports from Brazil.
The United States has lost its final appeal in a billion US dollar trade dispute with Brazil over subsidies to US cotton growers. A World Trade Organisation appeal panel upheld on Monday a ruling from December that found the US had breached trade rules over its subsidies to cotton farmers.
Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency which controls commercial flights policy in the country announced it will authorize discounts of up to 80% on plane tickets to destinations within South America.
The Animal Health Organization, OIE, with seat in Paris is expected to declare ten states of Brazil including the Federal District of Brasilia free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination.
One of the world's few un-contacted Amazonian tribes has been photographed from the air with images released on Thursday showing members in striking red body paint holding bows and arrows.
Fitch Ratings became this Thursday the second large rating agency in less than a month to up Brazil credit ratings to investment grade. Fitch said in a statement that the upgrade reflects the dramatic improvement in Brazil's external and public sector balance sheet.