Archive for September, 2012

2014 World Cup Volunteer Program receives more than 130,000 entries

Comments Off | 09-27-2012

Representatives from 147 countries have expressed interest in assisting in the Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
On Monday (September 24), FIFA announced the final figures from the registration process for volunteers interested in participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the preliminary draws for these [...]

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Daniel Dias competes for the award of best athlete of the London Paralympic Games

Comments Off | 09-27-2012

Swimmer Daniel Dias may, once again, achieve a major title for Brazilian sport. On Monday (September 24), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the athletes in the running for the title of best male athlete for the months of August and September, based on results at the London Paralympic Games.  The Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias [...]

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Increase in the number of Brazilian homes with personal computers, Internet access and cellphones

Comments Off | 09-26-2012

The number of Internet users in Brazil increased by 10 million between 2009 and 2011, representing a growth of 14.7%, according to the National Household Survey (PNAD) released on Friday (September 21) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The fastest growing durable goods were the personal computer with Internet access (39.8%), the personal [...]

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Brazilian Antarctic base will start to receive emergency modules this year

Comments Off | 09-20-2012

With the start of summer in the Antarctic continent, the Brazilian base will begin receiving emergency modules, providing continuity to the work of researchers in the region. Three Brazilian Navy ships and a vessel contracted for logistical support will set off next month for the icy continent in order to begin removing debris left over [...]

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Rio de Janeiro will host the next two editions of the Laureus Awards, for the best athletes in the world

Comments Off | 09-12-2012

On Saturday, September 8, during a press conference held at Casa Brasil in London, Brazil announced that it will host the next two editions of the Laureus Awards. The awards are considered among the most highly regarded for athletes in the world. It is the first time that the awards ceremony will be held in [...]

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President Dilma congratulates the athletes who competed in the Paralympics

Comments Off | 09-12-2012

In an official statement, the President of the Republic, Dilma Rousseff congratulated the Brazilian athletes who competed in the Paralympic Games in London. Read the full text of the statement below:
“On behalf of all Brazilians, I salute the valiant athletes who represented Brazil at the Paralympic Games in London which closed on Sunday. Thanks to [...]

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Brazil climbs five places in competitiveness ranking

Comments Off | 09-7-2012

Among the countries that make up the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), only Brazil managed to climb the global competitiveness ranking, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and released today (September 5) by the Competitive Brazil Movement. Last year, the country occupied 53rd place on the list of the most competitive [...]

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American universities come to Brazil to discuss the Science without Borders program

Comments Off | 09-5-2012

On Friday, August 31, the Education Minister Aloizio Mercadante received a delegation of representatives from 66 American universities, visiting Brazil to participate in the Education USA Fair, held in São Paulo. Led by US Under Secretary for International Trade, Francisco Sánchez, and accompanied by the country’s Brazilian ambassador, Thomas Shannon, the delegation spoke to the [...]

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Cuba and Brazil sign US$200 million memorandum on food security

Comments Off | 09-4-2012

The Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil, Fernando Pimentel, and the Minister of International Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, signed a memorandum of understanding on August 30, 2012 in Havana, providing for a US$ 200 million loan to implement the More Food for Cuba program. The funds will be [...]

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Brazilian population reaches 194 million, according to IBGE estimate

Comments Off | 09-4-2012

On July 1 this year, the Brazilian population totaled 193,946,886, according to an estimate by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), published on August 31 in the Official Federal Gazette
According to the estimate, the population grew 1.57 million (0.81%) compared to July 2011. The projection indicates that the state of São Paulo is [...]

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