The BRICS group, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has announced its plan to expand its membership by adding six new countries, including Argentina. The decision was revealed during a press conference jointly conducted by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders from the existing BRICS nations.
Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said Wednesday in Johannesburg during the 15th BRICS Summit that Argentina might finance its foreign trade with his country by using Chinese yuan instead of US dollars, Agência Brasil reported.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's father John Shipton, who is in Brazil promoting a movie on his son, has thanked the South American country for standing in favor of the journalist’s release, Agência Brasil reported.
Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) Monday decided by 9 votes to 2 to proceed with charges against Bolsonarist Congresswoman Carla Zambelli for the crimes of illegal possession of a firearm and illegal constraint with the use of a firearm, Agência Brasil reported.
Notorious hacker Walter Delgatti was sentenced Monday to 20 years in jail for his involvement in the 2019 Operation Spoofing case, Agência Brasil reported. The decision can be appealed.
This week Johannesburg is hosting the 15th summit of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) when a historic decision is expected, reconfiguring the group with the access of new country members.
Brazil's Petrobras this last week increased the price of gasoline and diesel, 16,17% and 25,83% respectively at its refineries. The higher prices were announced following complaints from private refineries that domestic prices were out of line and tendency with the increased situation in international markets.
Argentina is taking steps to ease the entry of hake into the Brazilian market following the placement of twenty companies under the “Import Alert Regime” in May. In recent decades, Brazil’s role as an importer of specific animal products, particularly fish and dairy items, has been growing.
Some 30 industrialists from South America's largest country are attending this week's Cebric's Encounter, a gathering of businesspeople parallel to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit in Johannesburg until Wednesday, Agência Brasil reported.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's defense team will sue hacker Walter Delgatti for his allegedly slanderous testimony before the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) investigating the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia, Agencia Brasil reported Thursday.