Archive for July, 2012

Japanese group announced investments of US$ 300 million in Brazil

Comments Off | 07-29-2012

The Japanese group Hitachi announced yesterday an investment of US$ 300 million in the sectors of infrastructure and transport technology in Brazil, until 2015. The world president of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi, was greeted in a meeting by the Vice President in exercise of the Presidency, Michel Temer, to talk about the matter.
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In London, Dilma shall close a partnership for Brazilians to study in British universities

Comments Off | 07-29-2012

On the second day of her trip to London, in the United Kingdom, President Dilma Rousseff dedicated herself today (26) to the promotion of Brazil as a tourist destination and to strengthen the Science without Borders Program. She is in London to attend the Olympic Games opening tomorrow (27). The president shall sign the Agreement [...]

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Brazil might conquer 20 medals in London due to federal government investments

Comments Off | 07-26-2012

The Sports Minister, Aldo Rebelo, is optimistic about the total number of medals that Brazil might win in the Olympic Games in London. For him, it is possible that the Brazilian athletes conquer a total of 20 medals, among gold, silver and bronze. The estimate made by the COB is that Brazil will only take [...]

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Brazil reaches 14.5 million households with cable TV

Comments Off | 07-26-2012

Brazil closed the month of June with 14.5 million households with cable TV. With 239,600 new subscriptions in June, the registered growth is more than 30% higher than in June 2011. The data was released Tuesday by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).
According to the agency, there were more than 3.4 million new subscriptions in 12 [...]

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With the help of Bolsa-Atleta, young promises train for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Comments Off | 07-26-2012

While athletes increase the number of Brazilian Olympic medals in the London Olympics, youth promises of the national sports are training hard to shine in the Rio 2016 Games. This is the case of Acauan Dalóia, in BMX, and Amanda Lee, in judo, who, with the help of the Bolsa-Atleta (Athlete Scholarship), of the Ministry [...]

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PAC for Medium-scale City Mobility is announced

Comments Off | 07-24-2012

The Federal Government launched the Acceleration Growth Program (PAC) for Medium-scale City Mobility this Thursday (July 19), which has the aim of improving traffic in cities with between 250,000 and 700,000 inhabitants. Resources of R$ 7 billion will be made available through funding for 75 selected medium-scale cities or State Governments.
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PNBL internet program will reach 70% of households by 2015, says the Minister of Communications

Comments Off | 07-24-2012

The Minister of Communications, Paulo Bernardo, said that the National Broadband Program (PNBL) aims to provide internet connections for 70% of households by year 2015. The Minister said the program will seek to reduce costs and improve internet connection quality and speed. Paulo Bernardo added that in addition to public investment, private companies will also [...]

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Saint Lucia wants to expand its gateway role from Brazil to the Caribbean

Comments Off | 07-21-2012

Brazil and the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia intend to strengthen their trade relations and technical cooperation. The intention is that the country, which already operates as a distribution platform of Brazilian oil to the Caribbean, becomes a sales warehouse for other products.
Saint Lucia’s government is mainly interested in the agricultural techniques and the local [...]

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Number of Brazilian students studying abroad rises

Comments Off | 07-21-2012

Launched in December 2011, the Science Without Frontiers Program presents a positive balance for Brazil. More than 6,700 Brazilian students are already overseas, in universities of excellence, as scholarship students for the program. In September, over 12,000 students go overseas to do a one-year of undergraduate studies in institutions from 12 countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, [...]

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Brazil and Japan united in disaster prevention

Comments Off | 07-11-2012

Japanese civil defense technicians will arrive in Brazil in August to exchange experiences with Brazilian teams who work in risk and disaster prevention. The initiative is part of an agreement announced by the Minister of National Integration, Fernando Bezerra Coelho, during a trip to Japan this week. The partnership between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency [...]

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