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Last month, Maxtech revealed it may form a joint venture to explore 40,000 hectares in the state of Para, Brazil. The potential partner is Andorra Participacoes and the firm is already organising a site visit with Andorra and MLB Mining Brazil, Maxtech's in-country manager. The areas of interest lie in the ... manganese

Racism "robs" the black people of Brazil, the RUA activist argued. He also highlighted the lack of recent change in Brazilian society as "the elite has always made slow and gradual changes." He contrasted this with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "sense of urgency" for change through peaceful resistance ...
The Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) will decide next Tuesday (17) whether to accept the accusation from the Prosecutor General's Office against ... Mr. Batista is one of the owners of the meat processing company JBS who had signed a plea bargain with the Prosecutor General's Office (PGR).
Ulisses Soares, left, of Brazil, and Gerrit W. Gong, who is Chinese-American, join a panel called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the start of a ... “It's a sign that the church is for everyone,” said Guilherme De Castro, a 37-year-old Mormon from Brazil who was in attendance for the announcement.
The Brazil legend recently announced his retirement from professional football, but how much has he earned and what is his net worth? ... The Brazilian took a hit six years later, however, as in 2012 he was forced to cancel his contract with Flamengo after claiming lack of salary, bonus and image rights ...
The investigation came as a result of Cambridge Analytica Chief Data Officer Dr Alex Tayler and Managing Director Mark Turnbull saying to an undercover journalist that the company was now targeting Brazil, among other countries. The Brazilian case is a big deal for Facebook because it is its third-largest ...
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Brazil's Petrobras has awarded consortium Sociedade de Proposito Especifico (SPE) a Brazilian reais (R) 1.95bn ($591m) ... The unit, known as UPGN, is part of the Rota 3 natural gas project designed to transport and process gas feedstock from Petrobras's Bacia de Santos ...
Despite a conviction on corruption charges that could see him barred from running, da Silva is the front runner in that race. Yet he is no longer the universally beloved figure he once was after two terms as president. Demonstrations have dogged his 10-day campaign tour through southern Brazil, which ...
On Wednesday, March 28, Brazil's former president Lula ended his caravan campaign in the south of the country with an event in Curitiba attended by thousands of people - which also had moments of tension. Along the day, Lula's caravan crossed the city and some people screamed offenses against him.
2017 was a record for the apprehension of contraband goods and merchandise in Brazil: The Federal Revenue Service seized R$ 2.3 billion (US$ 693 million) in unregistered merchandise. This is the largest amount since 2010 and represents an increase of nearly 10% over 2016. According to industry ...
BRASILIA: The first black member of Brazil's Supreme Court, former Chief Justice Joaquim Barbosa, is expected to join the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and could become its presidential candidate in this year's elections, a party leader told Reuters. PSB leader Carlos Siqueira said that Barbosa should ...
Brazil gained revenge for their 2014 World Cup hammering, but disappointing Germany bore little resemblance to the heroes of Belo Horizonte. Goalkeeper Kevin ... and with both feet. But he was caught ball-watching for the opening goal as Kimmich was left to deal with two Brazilian forwards on his own.

There is a growing sense of urgency. A UN report on Monday warned that 5 billion people could face water stresses in the coming decades as a result climate change, pollution and rising demand. At the an opening of the conference, Brazil's president, Michel Temer, said the world must race to avert ...
“I would say 90 per cent of the fall in share price is due to Car Wash,” says Tiago Cavalcanti, a Brazilian economist at the University of Cambridge. Petrobras's 3.7 billion shares are supposed to furnish Brazil with a healthy income, and in the three years before Car Wash exploded, they provided Brazil with ...
Brazil's hydrocarbons regulator (ANP) has granted Statoil additional time to carry out appraisal work on areas harbouring the Norwegian company's big pre-salt assets. The time limit for an appraisal programme on Block C-M-539 was extended by five years to 20 December 2022. This is the Campos basin ...
SoftBank is no stranger to Loggi's business model. Earlier this month, it led a $535 million investment in DoorDash Inc., a food-delivery app based in San Francisco. It also bought a 15 percent stake in ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc., which transports people and food in Brazil and elsewhere.
The private, not-for-profit museum said a sale of this type has never been done before in Brazil, although it is common in Europe and the United States. ... The Brazilian Museum Institute called on the Modern Art Museum to reverse course and try to come up with another way to raise money at a time of ...
Folha published an article, on Tuesday, stating the CNE is already discussing a new version for the Brazilian Secondary School Curriculum Guidelines, in which such provision is included. Regarding the Education of Young People and Adults, the expected approval is for 100% of distance education ...
Brazil's Department of Federal Revenue approved on Monday (the 19th) regulations that will allow for land border duty free shops, a decision that has already attracted the interest of several multinational companies. This means that stores subjected to a special taxation regime - similar to the ones that exist ...
The meeting scheduled for Tuesday (20) to discuss the deadlock created in the STF (Brazilian Supreme Federal Court) regarding the arrest of those found guilty by the appellate court did not take place, showing just how difficult this dialogue and dispute is. The matter concerns the defense of former ...
For once, Brazil's major media has been a bystander in this story, not its driver. Globo could see that the reaction to Marielle's killing was growing, getting stronger, moving in directions that make many Brazilian elites extremely uncomfortable. Last night's “Fantastico” coverage was Globo's attempt to get this ...
Early talks have been reported to be positive but the remaining hurdle to a deal with Brazil is the signing of a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the U.S. to protect sensitive information about any rockets exported to Brazil. A political window of opportunity may be at hand, as Brazilian lawmakers and ...
Brazil's Supreme Court ruled that the government can no longer require transgender people who want their name and gender marker on identification documents changed to undergo medical procedures or subject their decisions to judicial review. Last week's decision is a major shift that reflects increasing ...
Brazil´s Unigel sets IPTs to provide Lat Am test. Petrochemicals company Unigel has set initial price ... B+/B+ rated Unigel is looking to raise $400m of 2025s through its inaugural bond issue, a deal that will replace all of the company's existing debt, according to rating agencies. Morgan Stanley and UBS are bookrunners on ...
Nearly 90 per cent of Brazil's rivers are less than 10 meters wide. As a protection measure, the 1965 version of the Code included a 30-meter riparian protection zone on both sides. “The current code allows a reduction of the protection zone, depending on the size of the property, that could [reduce the ...
Kelly Stein, a Brazilian coffee-focused journalist, launched the country's first coffee-focused podcast last July. There is much to celebrate, including the fact that many of the episodes are in English, so foreigners can also follow the discussions happening in the world's largest producing country. One of the ...
Originally organised by STB Student Travel Bureau Brazil, it is now an independent event, though STB have retained sponsorship. Despite early success, the Brazilian economic crisis in 2015 put the brakes on G.A.T.E.'s growth. “Unfortunately, after 2015 the economy in Brazil changed,” Marangoni ...
Judge Moro ordered Bendine to begin serving his sentence in jail with no right to parole. Bendine has been under preventive arrest since the end of 2017, when the 42nd phase of the Lava Jato operation began. The reduction of prison sentence for the crime of corruption in office is conditioned to the return ...
In Rio, combatting the militias is basically up to Draco (Police Unit for Repressing Organized Crime), DHs (Police Homicide Units) and Gaeco (Unit for Combatting Organized Crime), tied to the Justice Ministry. So far, no one from the command leadership of these institutions has been called to meet with the ...
At the current snail's pace, Brazilian women with formal jobs will receive the same wages as men only in 2083 -- that is, girls born today will work for equal pay around the time they turn 65. The World Economic Forum ranks Brazil 119 in a list of countries for wage equality for similar work, based on a yearly ...
Launched in early 2014, the operation was initially thought to be routine - one of a number of similar ongoing probes that the Brazilian Federal Police had on their ... Four years on and Lava Jato - or Operation Car Wash, as it is now known in English - has left its mark on 11 countries, from Brazil to Peru.
Brazil, a country of more than 100 million black and brown people, is one of the top five international markets for the movie. ... Afro-Brazilians, on average earn just 55% of the monthly income of white Brazilians—1.531 Brazilian real ($472) compared with 2.757 Brazilian real ($850) for whites, according to ...
More than 3,000 soldiers supported Rio de Janeiro police Friday in a sweep of three violence-plagued favelas in the west of the Brazilian city, officials said. Brazilian President Michel Temer handed the military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro, in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang ...
SAO PAULO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's BRF SA , the world's largest chicken exporter, will hold an extraordinary board meeting on March 5 in response to demands from major investors to replace all directors following the company's worst annual results. Chairman Abilio Diniz said on Monday he was ...
Sergio de Lima, at the Brazilian Forum for Public Security, said that banning officers from using the department's guns when off duty - particularly in light of the current situation in Rio - comes off as inconsiderate. Sociologist Ignacio Cano, at the Violence Laboratory at the Rio de Janeiro State University ...
Considered to be among the most significant anti-corruption bills in Brazil, the set of legal measures elaborated by the Operation Lava Jato task force and handed over to Congress in 2016 was cast aside and chances that it will be implemented in 2018 are very remote. The proposed legislation was a ...
Data of the Brazilian Forum on Public Security's yearly report show that Gen. Netto is right - in part. Rio de Janeiro is the capital with the highest number of violent crimes in Brazil - the city had 1,446 murders in 2016. Proportionally, however, Rio has a rate of 22.6 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants.
U.S. and Brazilian authorities say Barbieri, 46, organized the shipment of 60 semiautomatic rifles, including AK-47s and other military-type firearms, that were confiscated at Rio de Janeiro airport in May. Barbieri, considered Brazil's biggest firearms dealer, is also wanted on weapons charges in his ...
Brazil's Riachuelo S-40 is the first of four Scorpene-class submarines that are currently being constructed for the navy under a submarine development programme known as Prosub. The three remaining submarines are expected to be built at an average rate of one per year. Brazilian Navy commander ...
The Army has decided that in addition to reducing the rates of violence, the restoration of the police structure in Rio de Janeiro will be a priority during the period of federal intervention in the state, with the acquisition of weapons and vehicles to deal with the old and familiar complaint of lack of resources and ...
If Brazil and the other countries home to the Amazon do not find a way to stop the deforestation of the biggest tropical forest in the world from reaching 20% ... Climatologist Carlos Nobre, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and biologist Thomas Lovejoy, of the George Mason University (in the ...
Although the Lava Jato operation sent powerful politicians and businessmen to jail, a study by Transparency International shows that the perception of corruption in Brazil skyrocketed last year. Brazil fell 17 positions, from 79th to 96th on the ranking, close to countries such as Zambia, Colombia and ...
The 6th team of justices at the Superior Court of Justice granted habeas corpus to the Batista brothers - JBS partners who have been in jail for the past five months. The decision was backed by three of the five judges. They were serving their sentences in prison for insider trading at the time the recourse ...
The army has mobilized 3,000 of its men, with the support of 1,000 civil and military police officers, to surround regions under dispute by criminal factions and subject to high rates of violence in Rio, as a strategy to "smother" criminals and prepare a federal intervention in the State. The operation between ...
The second panel of the STF (Brazilian Federal Supreme Court) decided, on Tuesday (20), that pregnant women and mothers of children of up to 12 years of age under preventive detention may be placed on house arrest. The decision includes adolescents and mothers of children with disabilities. After the ...


 

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