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Montevideo, December 14th 2018 - 01:13 UTC


  • Thursday, April 30th 2009 - 12:24 UTC

    Swine flu: Lula da Silva calls for caution and responsibility from the media

    The Brazilian president said “we are facing a moment of caution and prevention, and let us not play terrorism”.

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva called on Wednesday for “caution” when dealing with the swine flu information and “let us not play terrorism” with the disease. He underlined that Brazil “was prepared” to face such a challenge.

  • Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 04:06 UTC

    Output of world’s main iron ore producer plunges 37%

    Brazilian mining giant Vale do Rio Doce, the world’s largest iron ore producer and exporter, revealed Tuesday its output plunged 37% in the first quarter of 2009, compared to the same period a year ago, amid a sharp decline in demand.

  • Monday, April 27th 2009 - 13:47 UTC

    Brazilian private sector divided over Venezuela and Mercosur

    The congressional controversy in Brazil over the incorporation of Venezuela has moved to the business sector. A group of Brazilian businessmen have begun lobbying strongly for Venezuela’s full membership but the process has been stalled by Brazilian and Paraguayan law makers.

  • Saturday, April 25th 2009 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazilian unemployment climbs to 9% in March

    Brazilian unemployment remained steady with a growing tendency in March, having reached the highest since September 2007, 9%, reported the country’s Statistics and Geography Institute, Ibge.

  • Saturday, April 25th 2009 - 10:36 UTC

    Chinese automakers tempted by the Brazilian market

    Chinese automaker Chery reportedly is planning a 700 million US dollars factory in Brazil to tap the country's growing market and to learn more about bio fuel engines according to Sao Paulo’s financial daily Gazeta Mercantil.

  • Saturday, April 25th 2009 - 10:24 UTC

    Petrobras establishes new production records during March

    Brazil’s government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras established in March new production records, according to a release from the company. The average oil and gas production last month reached 2,315,276 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 9.5% more than a year ago and 3% above last month’s mark.

  • Saturday, April 25th 2009 - 07:40 UTC

    Black population becomes the majority in Brazil

    Brazil and its almost 200 million population is no longer a country of white majority. The credit now belongs to the 49.6% black or mulatto population compared to the 49.4% defined as white and this is set to increase in coming years with that percentage increasing to 54, according to a recent report from the Rio do Janeiro Federal University.

  • Friday, April 24th 2009 - 10:26 UTC

    Argentina, Brazil agree to disagree …more discreetly

    Brazilian lobby was unable to arrange a meeting of Cristina with Obama

    Argentina and Brazil confirmed on Thursday their strategic alliance particularly in the face of the current global crisis challenge and also tried to bridge their differences regarding bilateral trade and claims of protectionism.

  • Friday, April 24th 2009 - 09:48 UTC

    Brazil not satisfied with IMF capitalization proposals

    Mantega rejects IMF comments about Brazilean banks

    Brazil and other emerging economies are willing to provide additional financing to the International Monetary Fund but they are still not happy with the capitalization mechanism proposed by the institution, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Thursday.

  • Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 13:27 UTC

    Slower Brazilian economy cuts current account deficit by half

    Brazil’s current account deficit dropped by half in the first quarter compared to a year ago as businesses cut imports and sent less money to parent companies abroad amid slower economic growth. According to the latest release from the Central Bank the deficit narrowed to 5 billion US dollars in the first quarter of the year compared to 10.3 billion in the same period in 2008.