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Montevideo, June 7th 2023 - 15:35 UTC


  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    Brazil's Minerva Foods profits sustained with shipments from Uruguay and Argentina

    In February, Brazil voluntarily halted its beef exports to the Chinese market after the discovery of a case of “mad cow disease” in Pará

    Minerva Foods, South America’s largest animal protein exporter, ended the first quarter of this year with a net income of R$ 114 million, (Some five Reais to the US dollar).The result was only 0.5% lower than in the same period of 2022, despite the temporary interruption of shipments of Brazilian beef to its leading buyer, China.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazilian envoy meeting Ukrainian officials to devise a peace plan

    Lula described Amorim as “one of the most experienced diplomats in the world”

    Ukrainian diplomat Andrij Melnik Wednesday said Brazil can “play an important role” in stopping the war with Russia ahead of his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's envoy Celso Amorim in Kyiv.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Brazil to begin dredging channel linking Merín and Los Patos lagoons this year

    Olaizola recalled that the dredging will be financed by the Brazilian government

    Brazilian authorities have pledged to start dredging the Merín-De los Patos lagoons waterway later this year, most likely in the spring, Uruguayan Undersecretary of Transport and Public Works, Juan José Olaizola said. The initiative is part of the agreements reached by presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during their meeting in January in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Brazilian coffee exports fall 10.3% in April

    The arabica variety represented 82.5 % of the total sales abroad

    According to this week's latest report from the Council of Brazilian Coffee Exporters (Cecafé)., Brazil exported some 2.7 million bags (60 kilos) of coffee last month, 10.3% less than in April of 2022, which represented US$ 604.5 million in revenues, 16.9% less than in the same month last year.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Brazilian authorities make 157 drug-related arrests

    According to Mario Sarrubbo, all the evidence seized will be used to devise future operations against drug gangs

    At least 157 people were arrested Wednesday in Brazil in a police raid against drug-trafficking gangs, it was reported in Rio de Janeiro. Among those taken into custody were leaders of the two largest Brazilian criminal factions -the First Capital Command (PCC) and the Red Command (Comando Vermelho)- according to police sources cited by Xinhua.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Brazil: Telegram removes postings against Fake News Bill

    Telegram acquiesced to a ruling by STF Justice De Moraes

    The Telegram messaging service platform Wednesday acquiesced to a Supreme Federal Court (STF) ruling and removed all postings against the so-called Fake News bill which is already under Congressional debate, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Lula and Sunak discussed trade, investment, forestry and Ukraine in London

    The Prime Minister praised President Lula’s leadership on climate change and welcomed his reflections on the concerning situation in the Amazon.

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed President Lula da Silva to Downing Street ahead of King Charles III Coronation on Saturday. The leaders discussed the great potential in the relationship between the UK and Brazil, including in health, research and development and technology.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Brazilian Justice Minister to take legal action against Telegram

    Dino wondered if Telegram wanted another Jan. 8

    Brazil's Justice Minister Flávio Dino announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that legal measures will be taken against the social network Telegram after the instant messaging platform promoted the mass sending of a statement to its users against the “Fake News” Bill (PL 2630/2020).

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Three days of mourning in Brazil over death of singer Rita Lee

    The title of Queen of Rock does justice to Rita Lee's trajectory, Lula said

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Tuesday decreed three days of mourning over the death of singer Rita Lee, who passed away at her São Paulo home at the age of 75, Agencia Brasil reported. The measure was published in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (DOU - Official Gazette). Lee had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    Brazilian authorities need to tackle bias against Afro-descendants

    Afro-Brazilian people are particularly targeted by private security guards out of sheer bias

    Brazilian authorities are considering tougher measures against racism following a new incident at a Carrefour supermarket, it was reported.