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Montevideo, February 26th 2024 - 08:41 UTC


  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    No price tag should be placed on nature's services to mankind, Brazilian minister tells WEF

    “Value” is “beyond what we can price,” Silva argued

    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.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    Foreign Ministers of Brazil and China holding key talks

    Wang Yi and Vieira are to meet again Friday

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Brazil imports fewer inputs; industrial crisis expected

    A drop in key imports is not a good sign, according to Murillo Barbosa

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2024 - 12:24 UTC

    Itaipú: No progress after Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay meet

    Peña and Lula will meet again to discuss the price of electricity from itaipú

    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.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:01 UTC

    Heavy storm leaves at least 11 dead in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes decreed a full emergency

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 17:20 UTC

    Former STF Chief Justice to become Brazil's new Security and Justice Minister

    Lewandowski's friendship with Lula dates back to the 1970s

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 11:06 UTC

    Brazilian-developed vaccine against Covid-19 registered by Anvisa

    The recombinant Zalika vaccine is monovalent for the original SARS-CoV-2 virus

    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.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay take opposite sides regarding ICJ case against Israel

    Lula recalled Brazil's immediate condemnation of Hamas' terrorist attacks but was critical of Israel's “disproportionate use of force”

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2024 - 11:45 UTC

    Lula wants exemplary punishments for those involved in Jan. 8 riots

    Monday was a day to “celebrate the victory of democracy over authoritarianism,” Lula said

    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.

  • Monday, January 8th 2024 - 12:18 UTC

    Lula insists Bolsonaro masterminded the Jan. 8, 2023, uprising

    Bolsonaro left the country and “let his principals carry out what he did,” Lula argued

    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.