Archive for October, 2012

Brazil and Russia align cooperation in science

Comments Off | 10-30-2012

Minister Marco Antonio Raupp from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and the Russian ambassador in Brazil, Sergey Akopov, discussed new possibilities for cooperation in science and technology on Thursday (October 25) in Brasilia. The meeting precedes a visit by President Dilma Rousseff to Russia which is scheduled for December.
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Sustainable Procurement by the Brazilian government increased 194% until September 2012

Comments Off | 10-30-2012

Brasilia, 25/10/2012 – Sustainable procurement conducted by the Brazilian government grew 194% in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. This year, goods and services that take environmental, social and economic criteria into account in all stages of their production cycle accounted for approximately R$ 25.8 million in purchases. [...]

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Digital tool allows foreigners to consult tour operators in Brazil before visiting the country

Comments Off | 10-27-2012

The Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) yesterday launched the Trip Planner application on Facebook. This allows foreign travelers to gain access to tourism services and providers in Brazil. The digital communication tool was presented to 25,000 tourism professionals from Brazil and abroad during the 40th Edition of the Tourism Fair of the Americas (ABAV-2012) which began [...]

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Minister says Brazil and the U.S. to remove “barriers” before exempting visa

Comments Off | 10-27-2012

On a visit to the U.S. capital, Washington, Antonio Patriota, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has said that the Brazilian and U.S. governments need to remove barriers before reaching the desired visa waiver agreement. At a news conference yesterday, alongside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he added that the requirement is not yet close to [...]

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Brazilian Forestry Law is already being implemented

Comments Off | 10-25-2012

Decree unifying the state and federal records will allow the environmental status of more than 4.8 million properties to be assessed
On Thursday (September 18), the Brazilian federal government began the process of enacting the law amending the Brazilian forestry code, sanctioned with vetoes by President Dilma Rousseff. The decree, unifying Brazilian state and federal environmental [...]

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Foreign labor: 5% growth in work permits in the first nine months of 2012

Comments Off | 10-25-2012

In the first nine months of 2012, the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) granted a total of 55,009 temporary and permanent work permits for foreign professionals, an increase of 5% compared to the same period in the previous year. In particular, factors such as humanitarian visas granted to Haitians, work permits for foreign [...]

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Brazil to contribute US$ 20 million to the FAO to encourage cotton planting

Comments Off | 10-19-2012

The Brazilian government will contribute US$ 20.2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to be invested in the development of agricultural projects focused on cotton planting. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Patriota, and the Director General of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva. [...]

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Jordan aims to attract Brazilian investors in the fields of energy, agriculture and professional training

Comments Off | 10-18-2012

King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh, demonstrated an interest in developing partnerships with Brazil for projects in the Dead Sea and Red Sea, in addition to agreements in the fields of energy, agriculture and health. Indications for such agreements were given during meetings with the Brazilian Minister [...]

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On World Food Day, the FAO highlights Brazil’s efforts in the fight against hunger

Comments Off | 10-18-2012

The advances made by Brazil in the fight against hunger were cited in “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012” report, released last week by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP). According to the document, the number of [...]

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Reactivation of railroad branch line will connect Montevideo to São Paulo

Comments Off | 10-12-2012

Rio de Janeiro – Bilateral trade between Brazil and Uruguay will receive a major boost by the end of this year. The reactivation of the rail link between the two countries will allow products to be transported long distances from the capital Montevideo to the state of São Paulo, with a lower freight cost. The [...]

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