Category Archives: BRASIL

Colombia, Brazil to Boost Trade

Bogota,  (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will open a business forum on Thursday to boost trade between their nations.

The event, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, will be attended by about 500 business leaders and political authorities from both countries who will tackle business opportunities in the bilateral context. Continue reading

Brazil to Step up Measures Against Effects of World Crisis

Brasilia, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff announced she has planned adequate measures to face a possible infection of the European crisis or suspension of payments in the United States.

In an interview with the local media, Rousseff did not rule out the possibility of a shock in the Brazilian economy and currency stability because of the effects of the crisis at the European Union and a possible default in the US. Continue reading

(OVER) Brazil to Play Friendly Matches with Italy and Spain

Buenos Aires, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced that Brazil will play friendly matches with Spain and Italy in mext November and December. Continue reading

Brazilian President Aims Fire at Corruption

Brasilia, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff dismissed Ministry of Transportation officials suspected of corruption, the local media reported.

According to O Globo, the president decided to make take strong measures, angry about reports that funds had been diverted from important projects, such as the North-South rail line. Continue reading

Brazilians Ratify Solidarity with Cuban Revolution

Sao Paulo, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 people attending the XIX Convention of Solidarity with Cuba in Brazil reaffirmed their support for the Revolution and expressed their commitment to increase actions in favor of the island. Continue reading

Discussions on Cuban Reality Begin in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The modernization of the socialist system, the case of the Cuban Five and the media campaign against Cuba were the focus of attention during the beginning of a series of debates in Brazil to make known the Cuban reality.

Organized by the Mauricio Grabois foundation of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) and the Abramo Perseu foundation of the ruling Workers’ Party (PT), the exchange of views took place on Friday night at Club Homs. Continue reading

Brazil: President Reiterates Decision to Eradicate Extreme Poverty

Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) President Dilma Rousseff reiterated her decision to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil and provide a decent living to over 16 million people living in those conditions.

The Brazil without Misery program will provide professional training, access to credit and incentives to open or improve small businesses, Rousseff said on her weekly Monday radio program Coffee with the President, addressing the anti-poverty program for a second consecutive week. Continue reading

Compañías aéreas brasileñas Cancelar Argentina, Uruguay Vuelos

Brasilia, 13 jun (PL) La brasileña TAM Airlines y Gol el lunes canceló los vuelos hacia y desde Argentina y Uruguay, después de esos países se vieron afectados por una nube de cenizas del volcán chileno Puyehue.

Comunicados de prensa de las líneas aéreas TAM dijo vuelos cancelados ayer por la mañana y desde Buenos Aires, y Gol cancela vuelos desde y hacia Buenos Aires y Rosario, en Argentina, y Montevideo, Uruguay. Continue reading

President Rousseff Presents Brazil Without Misery Program

Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) Aimed at taking some 16 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty, President Dilma Rosseff will present the program “Brazil Without Misery,” considered the main project of the government. Continue reading

Brazil: More than 272,000 New Jobs in April

Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil generated 272,225 formal jobs in April, according to data from the General Registry for the Employed and Unemployed (CAGED), published by the Labor Ministry on Tuesday.

In April, 1.77 million were employed and 1.502 million lost their jobs, in both cases the highest figures for April documented by CAGED since 1992. Continue reading

Over 12 Million Brazilians Immunized against Flu

Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 12 million Brazilians have been immunized against flu during the ongoing nationwide vaccination campaign, which began on April 25 and ends May 13, according to an official report published on Saturday. Continue reading

Brazil Keeps Close Watch over Poverty, Inflation

Brasilia, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A permanent watch over inflation, a new program to fight poverty and the elimination of three soccer teams in the South American Libertadores Cup 2011 made headlines in Brazil this week. Continue reading

Brazil and Germany Strengthen Bilateral Strategic Alliance

Brasilia, May 5 (Prensa Latina)Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil)and Christian Wulff (Germany) strengthened links in the areas of science and technology, education, trade and investments, infrastructure, environment and renewable energy. Continue reading

Bin Laden”s Death Does Not Solve Terrorism

Brasilia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The special adviser to the Brazilian Presidency for Foreign Affairs, Marco Aurelio Garcia, Thursday said that the death of Al Qaeda”s leader and founder, Osama Bin Laden, does not solve the problem of terrorism. Continue reading

Dengue Kills 52 People in Rio de Janeiro

Brasilia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Rio de Janeiro Health Secretariat on Thursday reported 52 deaths from dengue in the first four months of the year.

That figure is the third-highest annual death rate from dengue reported in the last 25 years, trailing 2008 (240) and 2002 (91)fatalities, the secretariat said in its most recent epidemiology bulletin. Continue reading

Rain, Mudslides Cause 12 Deaths in Brazil

Brasilia, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 12 people died as a result of torrential rains in the state of Rio Grando do Sul, where two municipalities declared a state of emergency.

The latest report from state Civil Defense authorities and firefighters said the worst tragedy occurred Saturday night in Igrejinha, when a mudslide buried at least six homes, killing seven people, including five family members. Continue reading

Brazilian President Returns from China

Brasilia, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Dilma Rousseff returned on Sunday from a six-day visit to China that also included her participation in the Third BRICS Summit and a business Seminar. Continue reading

Brazil-Sri Lanka Technical Cooperation to Strentghen

Brasilia, Mar. 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil and Sri Lanka discuss important aspects of their bilateral links on Monday, chiefly technical cooperation in agriculture, bio-fuel, and tourism. Continue reading

Brazil, India to Bilateral Cooperation and Dialogue

Brasilia, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Brazil and India will strengthen dialogue and bilateral cooperation during the four-day visit that began on Saturday in New Delhi Brazilian Foreign Minister, Antonio Patriota. Continue reading

Brazilian President Defends Minimum Wage Law

Brasilia, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday that the new minimum wagelaw ensures workers” security and stability, while creating a long-term policy on the issue. Continue reading

Rouseff Concerned with Brazil-US Trade Imbalance

Brasilia, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) In a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, President Dilma Rousseff expressed concern at the bilateral trade imbalance. Continue reading

Weather Helps Rescue Operations in Brazil

Brasilia, Jan. 20 (Prensa Latina) Good weather is helping to speed up the recovery of bodies and clean-up operations in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, seriously affected by rain-triggered flooding and landslides. Continue reading

Brazilian Gov’t Thankful for Solidarity in Wake of Tragedy

Brasilia, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government on Wednesday thanked the many countries, institutions and international organizations that have offered support and solidarity following the tragedy caused by floods and mudslides. Continue reading

Worst Natural Disaster in Brazil

Brasilia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The deaths of more than 550 people in Rio de Janeiro in the worst natural catastrophe in history led the headlines in this South American country this week. Continue reading

Rousseff to Visit Argentina

Brasilia, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will be the first country that new Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will visit, and she will also travel to Uruguay, the United States, China, Peru and Bulgaria.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, after meeting with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, noted that Buenos Aires would be the first stopover for Rousseff before the South American-Arab Countries Summit in Lima, Peru, in February. Continue reading