Brazilian opposition leaders Thursday criticized President Jair Bolsonao's decision to reject humanitarian aid offered by Argentina to assist the victims of the floods in the state of Bahia, where 24 people have died and over 91,000 other have been displaced from their homes.
Brazil's Federal Government has denied access into the country to humanitarian aid offered from Argentina to help the victims of the lethal rainfall in the northern state of Bahia, it was reported Wednesday.
Brazilian opposition lawmakers Tuesday voiced their disapproval of President Jair Bolsonaro being on holiday for New Year's Jubileum while the state of Bahia was still trying to recover from the lethal consequences of unprecedented storms which have left some 20 people dead after other victims have died after the weekend and thousands remained evacuated from their homes.
At least 18 people have been reported dead and over 11,000 evacuated after rain five times the historical average left 19 municipalities in the Brazilian northern state of Bahia literally under mud and water. No Christmas to celebrate.
Some 30 cities in the Brazilian state of Bahia are going through an emergency situation following a heavy storm that has affected around 70,000 people and left 3,700 homeless, according to rescue teams.
The Brazilian state of Bahia has signed an agreement to conduct Phase III clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and plans to buy 50 million doses to market in Brazil, officials have said.
Brazil oil giant Petrobras released a bidding notice for the lease of the Bahia LNG regasification terminal (TR-BA) and its associated facilities. The bidding will be restricted to companies accepted in the prequalification call which will follow pre-established criteria.
BYD, China’s biggest electric vehicle maker by sales, signed a 2.5 billion Brazilian real (US$ 689 million) deal this week to build a monorail system in Brazil’s Salvador city, the firm said. It’s the company’s biggest overseas monorail investment yet, according to a company spokesperson. Construction will start on the 20-kilometer route this year, and it’s expected to begin operations in 2021.
Hooded youngsters blocked one of Rio do Janeiro's main highways connecting with neighboring Niteroi and set on fire several buses and vehicles to protest the killing of two youths during weekend police operations in the shanty town (favela) of Caramujo. To the north in Salvador-Bahía, Brazilian army patrolling is unable to control crime.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting in Bahía, Brazil, March 27-30, bringing top economic and business leaders to discuss how the private sector can help boost economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.