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According to the general, the Brazilian government is part of ICAO Group I, to which the nations with the highest levels of operational safety belong. The Brazilian government is recognized as a committed follower of internationally used practices and recommendations. “In various areas, Brazil develops ...
Amidst political chaos and uncertainty, Brazil's economy continues on its path to recovery receiving a vote of confidence by ratings agency Moody's. There is hope Brazil will be able to continue the necessary economic reforms once a new President takes office next year. On 9 April, two days after former ...

Marcio Pochmann, an economist, and president of the Perseu Abramo Foundation said: “It's fundamental that this government plan impedes the dismantling of the nation and sale of national assets. He emphasized that the government program has been constructed over the past 18 months, amid high ...
Privatizing Eletrobras, Brazil's state-owned energy generation and distribution, has been one of the pillars of Michel Temer's economic agenda – or at least, what's left of it. The problem is that Congress has not been so supportive as of late. About 42 percent of congressmen support the deal, which is not ...
MEXCIO CITY – Mexico has banned federal institutions and state governments from doing business with Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for the next ... Ecuador jailed its vice president over the Odebrecht scandal, and the company has paid billions of dollars in settlements in the United States, Brazil ...
The main promise of the Brazilian Federal Government related to plan 'Internet para Todos' (Internet for All), published at the end of 2017, is a Telebras satellite which cost R$ 2.7 billion (US$ 800 million) and has not been used since June 2017, when it went into orbit. After an auction which failed to attract ...

Lava Jato has revealed massive graft in business and politics, not just in Brazil but across much of Latin America. Its revelations ... The case of Lula, Brazil's president from 2003 to 2010, is emblematic. Prosecutors ... But his entering a prison cell will still be momentous for Brazilian democracy. It was not ...
RIO DE JANEIRO — Exxon Mobil and other oil companies opened their wallets at an offshore oil auction in Brazil on Thursday in a sign that the industry was ... Combined, the auction brought the Brazilian government more than $2.4 billion in payments for both deepwater and shallow-water prospects.
(RTTNews) - The Brazilian government failed to receive bids for onshore oil blocks auctioned on Thursday. The tender included 21 onshore blocks in the Paran? and Parna?ba basins. The absence of demand for those blocks reflects the fact that tendered areas are little known and have technological ...
As it struggles to control its second deadly yellow fever outbreak in consecutive years, Brazil's government has said it will vaccinate everyone in this continent-sized ... In the early 20th century, Brazilian cities were blighted by the disease but by 1942, Brazil had seen its last case of urban yellow fever.
The Brazilian government has this week designated two new marine protected areas, increasing the area of Brazilian waters covered from 1.5 to 24.5 per cent. Brazil's president Michel Temer made the announcement during the 8th World Water forum taking place in Brasilia from 18 to 23 March, after a two-year campaign ...
Brazil used to subsidise roughly 50% of the country's total credit via below-market-rate loans to large corporations. To finance the programme, the government itself had to borrow at lofty rates. The upshot? Brazilian interest rates were at one time among the world's highest, but since the government ...
A report commissioned by the Brazilian Senate concluded that “the Brazilian state, directly or indirectly, perpetrates the genocide of the young black population.” That same government provides Brazil's hyper-militarized police force with the tools to commit some of the worst human-rights atrocities in South ...
Brazil government signs up over 2,000 cities for internet program. By Phil Anderson Friday, March 9, 2018. BNamericas. Notify me Bookmark. Share ... The governors of at least 2,260 Brazilian cities are expected to sign agreements on Monday to join the government's Internet for .
Coca-Cola and Nestle are negotiating with the Brazilian government to privatize the Guarani Aquifier in South America. ... 2016 that the companies were negotiating for control of the aquifer, a water reserve that spans about 460,000 square miles under the surface of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Bolivia.
Most of South Africa's white slime is reportedly imported from Brazil, and is used in processed meats. White slime is also imported from Thailand, Argentina and the US. ... But the Brazilian government denied that it was to blame. "We believe it is unfair and irresponsible to hold Brazilian meat liable for the ...
They are among the poorest people in Brazil, with a poverty rate of around 75 percent among quilombolas, compared to 25.4 percent in the general population, government data shows. In Quilombo Cachoeira Porteira, where Ms. Souza lives, the quilombolas eke out a living by harvesting nuts, and through ...

A special congressional committee has been formed to analyze federal bill PL 9463/18, which proposed the privatization of Brazil's state-owned energy company, Eletrobras. The commission, which was set up after Senate-imposed Brazilian President Michel Temer was unable to secure enough votes to ...
Those lined up on the January morning in Sao Paulo were also racing against the clock. The Brazilian government, faced with the task of vaccinating millions as quickly as possible, said it would begin reducing vaccine doses in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the end of January to help stretch supplies.
(RTTNews) - The Brazilian government can change the tax structure on fuel prices, but this kind of decision still needs to be discussed with the country's states, said Minister of Finance, Henrique Meirelles, in an interview with CBN radio. Meirelles was talking about a state tax (ICMS) that varies from a state ...
There is currently a spike of yellow fever cases in Brazil, with at least 25 deaths reported this year from the viral disease. The Brazilian government, despite launching a mass vaccination drive to try to contain the spread of yellow fever, has struggled to reach everyone, particularly the most vulnerable ...
Brazilian President Michel Temer has declared that the federal government will be intervening in the public security of Rio de Janeiro. As a result, the Armed Forces will take control of the state's security responsibilities. The federal government's idea is to extend the measure until December of 2018, ...
Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday (the 14th) that scenes of violence seen in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival "are inadmissible and unacceptable" and have "a major impact on the government". According to the Minister, the government ought to be announcing new measures for ...
The deal would to form a join unit to produce Embraer commercial jets, while allowing the Brazilian government to have a decision-making role, person with knowledge of the matter told AFP earlier this month. But Embraer's defense aviation business would remain under Brazilian control, said the source, ...
POLITICS is no novelty at Brazil's carnival celebrations, but some themes are more danceable than others. Beija-Flor, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous samba schools, won this year's carnival competition with a lament about corruption and crime and a celebration of tolerance. Pension reform seems ...
The Brazilian government says that some 40,000 Venezuelans have now fled the economic breakdown and political unrest in their oil-rich country to take shelter in Boa Vista, capital of Brazil's border state of Roraima. Temer's decree on the emergency will also order more checkpoints in the state and a field ...
The only reason the government isn't violating the golden rule is that, from 2016 onward, the federal government has been using funds from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) in order to make up for the money being borrowed to pay for recurring expenditures – the government borrowed R$ 100 ...
A January 12 article on the website of O Globo, one of Brazil's most widely read daily newspapers, alleges that Brazil's government is seeking to work with Google to customize search results for Brazilian users, based on their location and possibly other characteristics. According to the O Globo article, which ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government announced Thursday it would build 650,000 new houses this year within the social housing program 'Mi Casa, Mi Vida' (My House, My Life), which aimed at providing homes for poorer families. At a speech in Brasilia, the minister of cities, ...
Jardim said the Brazilian government plans to spread the immigrants to other states and employ qualified workers. A large portion of the immigrants have a college education, and the government said it will officially recognize academic diplomas. A census of Venezuelan immigrants will also be conducted ...
Speaking in Cucuta, a Colombian border city of about 670,000 inhabitants, Santos warned that his government would strictly prosecute any unlawful behaviour by Venezuelans, amid concerns over rising crime. He said Colombia was spending millions of dollars to support the migrants. Brazil's Defense ...
BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will deploy more troops on its border with Venezuela and start relocating tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who have fled into northern Brazil, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Thursday. Jungmann said a census will be conducted to ...
RIO DE JANEIRO—After having successful presalt auctions in 2017, with supermajors such as Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Statoil and BP winning exploration rights, the Brazilian government aims to make more acreage available. The auction would offer blocks in a region known as the ...
In a statement, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said the suspension had been lifted, which "allowed the export of any shipment of live cattle in the country's ports". He said the court found that all of the government's export permits "fully complied with the laws". "Victory for Brazilian farming. Exports ...
Brazil's government has won a court decision allowing the export of live cattle, overturning an injunction obtained by an animal rights group, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday. “Victory for Brazilian farming. Exports freed,” Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said in a statement announcing that a Sao ...
BRAZIL's Ministry of Cities has authorised the Federal District government to proceed with a Reais 333.4m ($US 103m) project to upgrade and extend Brasilia's metro network. The deal was signed at a ceremony held at the Planalto Palace attended by Brazil's president Mr Michel Temer, the minister of ...
As the 2018 general elections loom, the integrity of government institutions and the rule of law – exhaustively examined following the impeachment of former ... Instead, recent developments have exposed the chronic weakness of another institution in the Brazilian political playing field, one that is ultimately ...
But the talks, which moved into high gear late last year, are advancing at a politically fraught time in Brazil, and the Brazilian government — which owns a so-called golden share that gives it veto power over any change in ownership at Embraer — could derail a deal the two companies are said to be racing ...
BRASILIA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's minister of political affairs Carlos Marun said on Tuesday that the government was looking to make a fresh push to secure the votes it needs to get a pending pension overhaul approved next month. Marun, who is the minister in charge of President Michel Temer's ...
A January 12 article on the website of O Globo, one of Brazil's most widely read daily newspapers, alleges that Brazil's government is seeking to work with Google to customize search results for Brazilian users, based on their location and possibly other characteristics. According to the O Globo article, which ...
Yesterday afternoon, official Twitter account of Brazil's Federal Police (its FBI equivalent) posted an extraordinary announcement. The bureaucratically nonchalant tone it used belied its significance. The tweet, at its core, purports to vest in the federal police and the federal government that oversees it the ...
In the latest meeting, the TSE also presented a report which included insights from the in-depth analysis on how countries such as the US, Germany and France are dealing with the issue, as well as proposed measures to be adopted in Brazil based on the study findings. Additionally, councilors discussed ...
(RTTNews) - The Brazilian federal government is still deciding if it will appeal to the country's Supreme Court in an attempt to move forward with the appointment of Cristiane Brasil as Minister of Labor. A Brazilian justice barred Brasil's nomination amid news that she was convicted of violating local labor ...
The move to obtain new censorship authority over the internet by Brazilian police officials would be disturbing enough standing alone given Brazil's status as the world's fifth most populous country and second-largest in the hemisphere. But that Brazil's announcement closely follows very similar efforts ...
Brazil will give its "blessings" to any "partnership or joint venture" between Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) and Boeing (NYSE:BA), but would rule out any proposal that involves a change of ownership, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told the FT. Brazil's government has also set up a group to "accompany this ...
26, Brazil's government stripped Venezuela's top diplomat in Brasilia, Gerardo Antonio Delgado Maldonado, of his credentials and kicked him out of the country. ... The Brazilian reaction was probably expected in Caracas, as it is the standard diplomatic response, and relations with Brazil had already badly ...
An estimated 400,000 to 800,000 women have an abortion each year in Brazil, the vast majority of them illegal. According to the Health Ministry, more than 200 women died in 2015 after undergoing abortions. If caught, a woman can be sentenced to up to three years imprisonment and the performer of the ...
After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally step back from the construction of new mega-dams. In a surprise statement, a senior government official said hydropower policy needed to be rethought in the face of ...
Brazil has said it will not allow Boeing to take over aerospace and defense firm Embraer. Embraer first confirmed in December that it was in discussions with Boeing over a potential deal. Embraer is the third largest producer of civil aircraft, after Airbus and Boeing. The Brazilian government holds a ...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government announced on Wednesday that Cristiane Brasil would be the country's next labor minister. The 44-year-old federal congresswoman is a member of the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB), an ally of the government. She will replace her fellow party ...


 

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