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Tribute to Sergio Marchionne (1952-2018)

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Sergio Marchionne, 2014 recipient of the Person of the Year Award; CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Chairman & CEO of Ferrari; and Chairman of CNH Industrial, FCA US LLC, and Maserati. Marchionne passed away on July 25, 2018 at the age of 66 following complications from surgery.

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Chamber's Report: Key Issues Facing Brazil's Sugar and Ethanol Industry

Sugarcane in Brazil is a highly versatile crop and an important part of Brazil’s economy. Sugar is Brazil’s fourth largest export with $8.1 billion of proceeds (4.4% of total exports), and

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Na Câmara do Comércio Brasil - EUA, prefeito discute investimentos para Cuiabá

O prefeito Emanuel Pinheiro e a Câmara do Comércio Brasil – EUA dialogaram sobre formas de investimento a fim de fomentar a economia cuiabana, durante um encontro que aconteceu nesta terça-feira (15), na sede da instituição, em Nova Iorque. A reunião foi marcada por um amplo e aberto diálogo que objetivou definir missões empresariais e articular iniciativas que estimulem o interesse de empresários tanto da nossa região, bem como dos Estados Unidos, a instalar-se em ambos os territórios, contribuindo diretamente para a prospecção de Cuiabá como um forte centro socioeconômico.

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Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director

April 14, 2017

Dear Members:

We would like to update you on recent management changes at the Chamber:

As previously announced, Alexandre Bettamio was elected President & Chairman of the Board following our Annual Membership Luncheon in February. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Brazilian and American relations, and we look forward to his contribution to the Chamber’s primary mission of building greater understanding between Brazil and the United States.

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2017 Brazil Summit

Organized for over a decade, the Brazil Summit is one of the most important events in the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s annual calendar.

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Duane Morris Obtains Trademark for Its DNA Litigation Product

Duane Morris LLP this week received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the firm has been granted trademark rights for its DNA logo in connection with the firm's proprietary Dispute Navigation Analytics technology. DNA—a trial product and process that helps clients assess risk, manage litigation costs and reputational exposure—was developed and released in 2013 by Duane Morris. It has since been used in connection with many firm clients to estimate costs and to help determine appropriate alternative dispute resolution and trial strategies.

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Tribute to Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (1926-2016)

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon, philanthropist, and 1998 recipient of the Person of the Year Award, on August 6, 2016 at the age of 90.

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Brazil Needs to Move Fast in Implementing Reforms to Resume Growth

Over 200 hundred participants attended the V World Economy and Brazil today (5/16), event organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in association with FGV Projetos. Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner of Gavea Investimentos and former Governor of Brazil’s Central Bank, served as keynote speaker. The panel also included Dr. Octavio de Barros, Director and Chief Economist of Bradesco; Prof. Carlos Geraldo Langoni, Director of the World Economy Center of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV); and Dr. Cesar Cunha Campos, Director of FGV Projetos, who chaired the event.

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Bacteria Block Mosquitoes from Transmitting Zika, Brazilian Study Says

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria known as Wolbachia significantly reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for this biological method of blocking transmission of the deadly virus.

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ACRES and GuideStar Collaborate on Biomedical Research Site Sustainability

GuideStar Clinical Trials Management, a company providing support services and strategies for clinical research programs around the United States, and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a multi-sector, non-profit organization building a multi-stakeholder-driven integrated global system for clinical research, today announced their partnership to expand site accreditation and uniformity across the clinical research community to promote and reward excellence.

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