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05/26/16 Chinese companies in talks to buy solar, wind projects in Brazil

Chinese corporations are in talks to take over around 750 megawatts (MW) in wind farms and 600 MW in solar parks in Brazil, Charles Tang, head of the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce, said on Wednesday. He said there are six...

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05/26/16 Malawi in Talks With Ukraine, Brazil, Mexico for Corn Imports

Malawi is in talks with Ukraine, Brazil and Mexico to source corn, a staple food, as about half the African country’s population of 17 million faces shortages, a minister said. “We are so certain about Ukraine,” Agriculture...

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05/26/16 Brazil Names New Heads of Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal

Brazil’s finance ministry named two experienced insiders as heads of state-controlled lenders Banco do Brasil SA and Caixa Econômica Federal, as the new government of acting President Michel Temer continues to put its own people...

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05/25/16 Tech in Brazil is booming despite the country’s political troubles

It was a balmy night in Rio de Janeiro and a pretty J.P. Morgan Private Wealth representative was buying drinks for newly paper-rich entrepreneurs. Nearby at the pool of the city’s only Relais et Chateaux property mingled...

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05/25/16 Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist’ and ‘Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes’ Review

‘It is the contrast of colors, textures, and flavors between dishes that adds value to a meal.” So said the great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), who not only transformed landscape design in the 20th...

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05/24/16 Argentina and Brazil Agree to Mediate in Venezuela Crisis

Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday. Venezuela is facing a severe economic crisis, with the world's highest inflation and...

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05/24/16 Brazil's new top diplomat shifts focus from ideology to trade

The arrival of a tough-talking foreign minister in Brazil marks a move away from ideologically-driven diplomacy that raised tensions with the United States and towards a big push on trade. Jose Serra's first foreign visit to...

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05/23/16 Brazil's economic interests will prevail over ideological goals, says new foreign minister

“Diplomacy will return to transparently and firmly reflecting the legitimate values of Brazilian society and the interests of its economy, serving Brazil as a whole and no longer the ... ideological preferences of a political...

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05/23/16 Cetip agrees to be acquired by Brazilian rival BM&FBovespa

May 20 Shareholders in Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, Latin America's largest securities clearinghouse, agreed on Friday to a takeover by Brazilian bourse BM&FBovespa SA, blessing the creation of a regional giant with...

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05/20/16 Brazil’s new foreign policy is promising

Judging from what Brazil’s foreign minister, Jose Serra, suggested in an interview, Latin America’s biggest country will make a major change in its foreign policy: It will no longer be an unconditional supporter and ideological...

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05/19/16 Time for Brazil to Look Outward

After months of street protests and political revolt led Brazil's legislature to suspend Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for fraud, it's too early to say how the caretaker government will fare in her place...

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05/18/16 New Brazilian President tells IOC President he is ‘fully committed’ to success of Olympic Games Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach congratulated interim Brazilian President Michel Temer and wished him all the best, with the hope that Brazil, under his leadership, would be able to emerge from its...

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05/18/16 BRAZILIAN DISCOVERS A WAY TO REDUCE ANIMAL TESTING

Last year, British philosopher Stephen Cave and German physicist Stefan Klein tasked themselves with responding to the following question: One hundred years from now, when future generations look back at our society, what will...

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05/16/16 Google Invests $300,000 in Six Brazilian Startups

Google, on Thursday, announced the six Brazilian startups for the second group of the Launchpad Accelerator incentive program. The companies will each receive USD 50,000 in investments plus the entrepreneurs will get a two-week...

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05/16/16 Israeli-born Economist Eyed as Brazil’s Central Bank Governor

An Israeli-born economist, Ilan Goldfajn, is expected to be appointed governor of the central bank of Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports on Friday. The news came a day after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was...

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05/15/16 2 Warriors bringing basketball home to Brazil

In 1998, at a hotel in Brazil, two teenagers on the Brazilian national youth basketball team started talking over breakfast. Fast forward 18years, and Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao are reunited, bringing a samba flair to...

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05/13/16 Brazil’s New Government to Name Henrique Meirelles as Finance Minister

Brazil’s new government confirmed Thursday that former central bank head Henrique Meirelles will be the country’s new finance minister. Brazil’s Senate voted earlier Thursday to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma...

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05/12/16 Brazil’s JBS to Spin Off International Business

Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s biggest beef processor, said Wednesday it plans to spin off its international businesses into a new company based in Ireland and list it on the New York Stock Exchange in an operation that could make...

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05/11/16 BNDES assina acordo para desenvolver Indústria de Defesa no Brasil

O Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) e o Ministério da Defesa assinaram nesta terça-feira, 10, Acordo de Cooperação Técnica com o objetivo de desenvolver uma Base Industrial de Defesa (BID) no País. O...

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05/11/16 A Brazilian Filmmaker Travels Through Time, With Sonia Braga

In the 2012 drama “Neighboring Sounds,” the Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonca Filho dissected the class tensions of a single street in Recife. Dazzlingly shot and edited, the debut feature was chosen as Brazil’s submission for...

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