According to Brazil's Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, there should be no pricing services provided by nature given their value to the planet and to human beings. She made those remarks this week during her appearance at one of the panels at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Agencia Brasil reported.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting in Brasilia on Thursday with his Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's special advisor Celso Amorim to discuss trade and cooperation between the two countries, it was reported. Wang Yi and Vieira are to meet again Friday for the signing of a series of agreements after which they will be issuing a joint statement to the press, it was also explained.
According to a report published Tuesday by Folha in Sao Paulo, a trade imbalance at private ports would reflect dramatic conditions for the local industry. A deficit in the arrival of key inputs will sooner or later result in fewer products manufactured and the vicious cycle would then mean increasingly dwindling export revenues.
Talks between Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Santiago Peña of Paraguay reached nowhere Monday in Brasilia as both leaders failed to reach an agreement over the Itaipú dam electricity fares. However, dialogue will continue.
At least eleven people died and many others needed to be evacuated this weekend after heavy rains hit Rio de Janeiro causing severe flooding and damage to numerous houses that were left under water. The Federal Government decreed a maximum alert. The risk of further flooding and landslides remains very high, it was also explained.
As Security and Justice Minister Flávio Dino is to leave his job to become a judge on Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) next month, former STF Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski was announced as his successor after both of them met Wednesday with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the Alvorada Palace.
The new vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Brazilian company Zalika Farmacêutica has been entered into the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) this week, Agencia Brasil reported. The drug can be used in people aged 12 and over and is to be administered in two doses, 21 days apart, with boosters after 6 months for those over 18 years of age.
Although partners in the South American Common Market (Mercosur), Brazil and Paraguay took opposite sides in the case brought by South Africa before the The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel for allegedly committing genocide against Palestinians living in Gaza. While the leftwing-leaning administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joined the plaintiff, Asunción sided with the defendant.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Monday that pardoning the coup plotters who staged the Jan. 8, 2023, uprising against the headquarters of all three branches of government in Brasilia would sound like impunity, Agencia Brasil reported.
One day before the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2023, riots in Brasilia, when the headquarters of all three branches of government were stormed by anti-government groups, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Sunday insisted his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro was behind it all.