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Montevideo, May 29th 2023 - 02:22 UTC


  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lula's Summit to gather 11 South American leaders in Brasilia

    In addition to the meeting, Lula is expected to have one-on-one encounters with some of his guests

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's “retreat” Summit scheduled for May 30 will gather 11 South American leaders, it was confirmed Friday in Brasilia. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have confirmed their presence. The only absence will be that of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, who has internal legal impediments, it was reported. Instead, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola will be attending.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Lula not to travel to St Petersburg for Putin meeting

    The Brazilian leader's decision has been regarded as a sign of moderation after failing to meet with Zelensky in Hiroshima

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has become a major player in South American diplomacy lately, but he has been forced to decline an invitation from his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin to go to St. Petersburg. “I can't go to Russia now,” Lula said days after a frustrated meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima.

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  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Belém to host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30)

    “I am sure that Governor Helder Barbalho and the people of Pará are prepared to promote the best COP in history,” Lula said when making the announcement

    The Brazilian city of Belém, the capital of the state of Pará, will host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30), President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Friday in a video published on social networks. “It will be an honor for Brazil to receive representatives from all over the world in a state of our Amazon,” said Lula.

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  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    UK and Brazil sign launching of the Partnership for Green and Inclusive Growth

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly. and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr. Mauro Vieira

    Brazil and UK signed this week a Joint Declaration launching the Partnership on Green and Inclusive Growth on the occasion of the official visit to Brazil of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr James Cleverly.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Brazil: All STF members to decide on Collor's sentence

    Justice Fachin understood that those who voted for Collor's acquittal could not decide on the length of the sentence. But his view was overruled.

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday decided that all of its justices will vote on May 31 on the length of the sentence to be imposed on former Senator and President Fernando Collor de Melo, who has been found guilty of passive corruption and money laundering in Operation Lava Jato, Agencia Brasil reported.

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  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Brazilian gov't, Google team up to filter hate speech

    A game for players to act as slave owners, which has been taken offline, triggered the Brazilian government's response

    Brazil's Ministry of Racial Equality (MIR) and Google will develop a filter to prevent hate speech, intolerance, and racism to be disseminated through the internet, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    LatAm's business index falls below average figures

    The business climate in Latin America registered its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022, according to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

    Paraguay remained the Latin American country with the highest projected growth for the year 2023, according to a Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) study that also showed that the region has hit its poorest business climate in the last nine months, it was reported. Argentina is at the bottom of the list.

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  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Brazil expects a record second crop of corn, some 102,4 million tons

    The harvest is expected to reach 102.4 million tons, a 10% increase compared to the previous cycle, according to estimates released this week by Rally da Safra

    As the harvest of soybeans has taken longer, the pace of corn planting in Paraná, the second largest corn producer in Brazil has been the slowest in history. The higher-than-expected productivity in some areas of Brazil’s second corn crop (also known as “safrinha“) is expected to more than compensate for the planting delay and ensure record numbers in 2022/23.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Brazil declares bird flu emergency

    Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22

    Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Lula says Zelensky stood him up

    Lula insisted there was no point in meeting with Zelensky or Putin when “both are convinced that they are going to win the war”

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said he was supposed to have met with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky last weekend in Hiroshima but that the European leader must have had more important engagements. “I'm not disappointed, I'm upset,” Lula was quoted as saying while confirming the meeting had been arranged.

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