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Brazil
Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 15:18 UTC

Sao Paulo faces water rationing; in 100 days the system could run dry

The key Cantareira water system, which provides water to some 9 million of the 20 million people metropolitan Sao Paulo city, has less than 16% of its capacity

Federal prosecutors have asked the government of Sao Paulo to present water rationing plans for Brazil's most populous state to prevent the collapse of its main reservoir. If such plans are not presented in 10 days, the prosecutor's office said on its website it may ask courts to force rationing.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Leading universities from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico sign cooperation agreement

Emilio Botin announced at the conference's closing ceremony that the Spanish bank will invest 700 million Euros to support Ibero-American universities

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, (UBA), the National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), and the University of Sao Paulo, (USP), on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources.

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Brazilian Jewish community apologizes to President Rousseff's administration

Israel's Foreign ministry Yigal Palmor called Brazil a 'diplomatic dwarf” and politically irrelevant

Brazil’s Jewish community apologized to the administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for statements by the spokesman of Israel’s foreign ministry after Brazil recalled its envoy over the Gaza conflict.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Santander apologizes to President Rousseff for leaking 'political bias' comments

The report said that ”the (Brazil) economy would worsen if President Rousseff’s chances of being re-elected stabilized or improved”

Banco Santander Brasil SA, apologized for a note sent to some of its high-income clients in Brazil saying the economy would worsen if President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of being re-elected stabilized or improved.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Brazilian auto industry putting workers on paid leave as production plummets 10%

General Motors put 940 workers at the same factory on paid leave in 2012, and the union said 598 of them were later fired

General Motors Co wants to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, an auto workers union said this week, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

Mercosur is 'not working' because of protectionism and lack of arbitration

Mujica said the block is stalled and blamed different 'visions' of how Mercosur should work

Mercosur is “not working” and is “stalled” admitted Uruguayan president Jose Mujica and blamed the situation on different visions of the block's functioning, according to an interview with Folha de Sao Paulo.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 23:34 UTC

Brazil's priority is curbing resistant inflation, say central bank minutes

The central bank kept its benchmark Selic rate on hold at 11% for the second straight time last week

Brazil's central bank indicated on Thursday it is unlikely to cut interest rates any time soon and instead is focused on curbing resistant high inflation even as the economy flirts with recession. In the minutes of its last policy meeting, the bank stressed that interest rates at current levels should help ease inflation in coming years.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:36 UTC

A money rich China and Brazil dispute influence in Latam

“Venezuela is currently China's number one debtor in Latin America, and Beijing's top supplier of oil in the region”, says Mijares

After the BRICS summit and a visit to Brazil, China's President Xi Jinping is embarking on a tour of Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba in a bid to boost ties and gain clout in the region, as analyst Victor Mijares tells Deutch Welle.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Embraer's 20-year market outlook: 6,250 new jets in 70 to 130-seat segment

The C-190, one of Embraer's most successful 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft

Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

China confirms its interest in Brazil with credit and infrastructure projects

Presidents Xi and Rousseff seal the close relationship

China expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with 7.5 billion dollars in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from plane-maker Embraer and renewed commitment to invest in infrastructure.

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