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Montevideo, June 25th 2018 - 07:55 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    “S. America beefing up forces, but is not in arms race”

    South America has a right to strengthen its armed forces but is not in an arms race, Brazil's defense minister pointed out in Venezuela. Nelson Jobim who is in the first leg of a continental visit to discuss a planned South American security council said the region needed military power to strengthen its presence on the world stage.

  • Tuesday, April 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil and Russia sign agreement to develop jet fighter

    Brazil and Russia signed an agreement on Tuesday to jointly develop top-line jet fighters and satellite launch vehicles. Strategic Affairs Minister Roberto Mangabeira Unger said the agreement will lead to the development of fifth-generation jet fighters that are built using sophisticated engineering, such as composite materials, stealth technology and advanced radar.

  • Monday, April 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Sniffs of another major oil discovery offshore Brazil

    Brazil's government managed oil corporation Petrobras said late Monday that more conclusive data on the Carioca ultra deep pre salt basin discovery potential “will only be known after other phases in the assessment process have been completed”.

  • Friday, April 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Rio do Janeiro admits dengue epidemic and tourism losses

    Army is helping to combat the Dengue

    For the first time Brazilian authorities admitted that the dengue epidemic in Brazil is having a serious impact on the tourist industry, particularly in Rio do Janeiro where bookings have been plummeting.

  • Thursday, April 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazilian companies doubled profits under Pte. Lula da Silva

    A solid and stable democracy has led to a functioning market economy

    Brazilian corporations from 21 different business sectors doubled their profits in the five years of President Lula da Silva administrations (2003/2007), according to information disclosed by Economatica consultants in Sao Paulo.

  • Wednesday, April 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil to promote shipbuilding and a merchant fleet

    Brazil announced it will promote the country's ship building industry not only to supply vessels and oil rigs for domestic demand but to export them to the rest of Latinamerica.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil supports soy expansion in spite of budding controversy

    Brazil has become the world's second exporter of soy beans totaling 25.6 million tons in 2006/07 and one of the country's main sources of international income. But as in Argentina and other countries soy expansion is becoming controversial in spite of the fact the government expects the volume of production to keep expanding.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil becomes EU top market in Latinamerica

    Brazil has replaced Mexico as the European Union's top market in Latinamerica, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis of 2007 trade data from Eurostat. Meanwhile Latinamerica trade with the European Union continues to grow at faster levels than with the United States, the analysis shows.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil admits it must recover EU confidence regarding beef

    Minister Reinhold Stephanes

    Agriculture minister Reinhold Stephanes admitted that Brazil must “recover the European Union confidence” regarding beef following the recent temporary suspension of shipments imposed by the 27 country block.

  • Saturday, April 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Petrobras plans drilling off shore Mar del Plata in 2010

    Brazil's government managed oil corporation Petrobras Energia announced the investment of 2.4 billion US dollars in hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation in Argentina in the next four years.