Archive for November, 2012

COP18 to close one chapter of global climate change negotiations, open new one

Comments Off | 11-27-2012

Kicking off day one of the COP 18 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, the head of the Brazilian delegation Ambassador André Corrêa do Lago said he believes the conference will be a landmark for international climate change negotiations.
“Doha will deal with the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, close the process started [...]

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Brazil inaugurates surveillance laboratory in Haiti

Comments Off | 11-25-2012

The unit will monitor the water quality, environmental factors and health conditions of the population of Cap-Haïtien, with an investment of R$ 700,000
On November 20, the Ministry of Health inaugurated the Cap-Haïtien Public Health Laboratory, in Haiti. The initiative is part of the Brazil-Cuba-Haiti tripartite cooperation project, or the “Haiti Project”, which aims, among other [...]

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Apex-Brasil to sponsor the FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup

Comments Off | 11-25-2012

With the partnership, the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports aims to promote Brazil as an innovative and sustainable country
On November 21, FIFA announced that the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil) concluded an agreement to be the fifth National Supporter of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 [...]

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Science without Borders opens inscriptions for a further 18,000 places

Comments Off | 11-22-2012

As of this Tuesday, November 20, the Science without Borders program has openedinscriptions for a further 18,000 scholarships abroad. The Science without Borders program seeks to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of Brazilian science and technology, innovation and competitiveness through international exchange and mobility. To President Dilma Rousseff, the results achieved so far show [...]

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New semiconductor factory to revolutionize Brazilian industry standard

Comments Off | 11-22-2012

On Monday, November 19, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade signed a funding agreement in Belo Horizonte for the construction of a semiconductor factory in Ribeirão das Neves, in the Metropolitan Region of the state capital.
“The construction of SIX Semicondutores, which will manufacture the chip of the future, transforms the Brazilian industry standard [...]

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Brazil facilitates visas for foreigners to work during the World Cup and Olympic Games

Comments Off | 11-20-2012

The Brazilian National Immigration Council has approved new rules, eliminating a series of requirements and facilitating the arrival of workers to these events
On Wednesday (November 14), the National Immigration Council (CNIg), an organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor, approved new rules at a meeting held in Brasilia that will facilitate the granting of [...]

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Brazil and Israel sign a notice of cooperation in industrial research

Comments Off | 11-9-2012

Brasilia (October 5) – The Second Invitation for the submission of proposals on technological cooperation between Brazil and Israel was released on Monday (November 5), in a meeting at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC). The initiative is part of the activities envisaged in the 2007 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Bilateral [...]

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Ministry of Tourism implements a new guest registration system for host cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

Comments Off | 11-9-2012

Brasilia (DF) – Hotel businesses in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have 60 days, until January 1, 2013, to complete adaptation to the new National System of Guest Registration (SNRHos), from the Ministry of Tourism. The online platform is available in the six host cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup [...]

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14,000 extractivist families in the Amazon will receive technical assistance

Comments Off | 11-9-2012

The goal is to increase household production and income, with a strategy allied to the preservation of forest areas
Macapá (Amapá) – 14,000 extractivist families will receive technical guidance to improve production and increase income. The announcement of a new tender for the selection of a company to provide technical assistance services to this segment was [...]

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Brazil joins Global Initiative on Biodiversity

Comments Off | 11-2-2012

Brazil, home to the greatest biodiversity on the planet, has officially joined the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). Founded in 2001, with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, the organization is considered the largest global initiative of its kind, providing free access to data over the Internet.
The formal [...]

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