Police and soldiers are being deployed in large numbers to Brazil's northeast to fight a wave of gang violence fueled by the overloaded, collapsing prison system. More than 400 elite federal troops have been sent to the city of Fortaleza and the rest of Ceara state to reinforce overwhelmed local cops, who face a dramatic rash of attacks on government buildings, buses, police stations, banks and bridges by well-armed gang members.
At least 14 people were killed in a shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said on Saturday. We can confirm 14 deaths, Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara - of which Fortaleza is the capital - told a press conference.
Fraport Brasil (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG) started operations at Fortaleza’s Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre’s Salgado Filho International Airport (POA).
Brazil’s government controlled oil and gas corporation Petrobras and Britain’s BP announced the discovery of oil in a deep-water offshore well in a new area for exploration off Brazil's northeast coast, according to a securities filing on Thursday.
Gary Garrabrant, CEO and co-founder (with Sam Zell) of Equity International, has confirmed his presence at ADIT Invest, Brazil's biggest event in the field of real estate and tourism investment, to be held in Fortaleza from 10 – 12 May.