Brazil’s economy is forecasted to grow 6.1% in 2010, bolstered by rising domestic demand, increasing exports and higher investment, according to Banco Bradesco, the country’s second-largest bank by market value.
One of the enduring images of Rio's beaches -- coconuts opened to yield their milk -- is about to become a thing of the past. The environment secretariat of the host city of the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games says the big green fruit is an unhygienic eyesore and is banning its sale from December first.
Brazil has endured another major blackout and officials remain unclear what is causing the problem. Higher-scale Rio de Janeiro beach neighbourhood earlier in the week suffered an outage forcing employees to be sent home as restaurants and other businesses disposed of spoiled food.
Costa Rica president Oscar Arias, who mediated in the Honduran political crisis, announced his country would recognize the winner of next Sunday’s election and called on other countries to follow in statements to CNN.
China will continue the proactive fiscal policy and moderately easy monetary policy next year, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee agreed Friday, reports the official news agency Xinhua.
Nine nations in the Amazon region have called on rich countries to provide poorer nations with the funds to preserve forests. The nations, meeting in Manaus, Brazil, also discussed supporting a 40% reduction in global emissions by 2020.
Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Celso Amorim reaffirmed on Thursday divergences with the United States regarding the political crisis in Honduras before the opening of the Amazon basin countries and France Summit on climate change in Manaus, Brazil.
Irish energy firm Mainstream Renewable Power hopes to invest 1.6 billion US dollars in coming years to extend its Chilean wind farm operations. The firm is currently exploring the feasibility of building nine new wind farms across the country, local executive Jose Ignacio Escobar revealed this week.
Chief Superintendent Gary Finchett, Northern Area Commander of Cheshire Police in the United Kingdom will be taking up the post of the Falkland Islands Director of Community Safety on 11 January.
A dozen tall ships from the Americas and Europe will be participating next year in a regatta that will tour ten Latinamerican countries in the framework of the bicentennial celebrations, which marked the beginning of the end of Spanish colonial rule in the region.