Archive for May, 2013

Brazilian Ministry of Health to invest R$ 1.9 billion in equipment by 2014

Comments Off | 05-28-2013

Investments range from the structuring of primary care units in the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014 to purchasing hospital equipment and ambulances
The Brazilian Ministry of Health is equipping healthcare units and serviceswith an investment of R$ 1.9 billion. This is the estimated value of public procurement expected to occur before 2014 in [...]

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Brazilian Government’s National Tourism Plan outlines targets for the next four years

Comments Off | 05-28-2013

The goal is to make Brazil the 3rd world tourist economy by 2022
The 2013-2016 National Tourism Plan, launched on Friday (May 24, 2013) in Brasilia, reveals the positive expectations of the Brazilian government in relation to the industry, with forecasts of significant increases in indicators for the five targets during the period. The goal of [...]

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Open University to Expand in Mozambique as of 2015

Comments Off | 05-23-2013

An agreement signed on Monday (May 20) provides for the expansion of the Open University of Brazil (UAB) in Mozambique. As of 2015, over 2,000 places will be available in mathematics, biology, pedagogy and public administration courses. The document was signed by the Minister of Education, Aloizio Mercadante, during a meeting with leaders of Portuguese-speaking [...]

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Virtual catalog for biodiversity of brazilian flora

Comments Off | 05-23-2013

At least 1.1 million Brazilian plant samples are expected to be made available through the Reflora Virtual Herbarium Project. This was the main result presented during an event on “historical recovery and creation of a virtual herbarium for knowledge and conservation of Brazilian flora”, held from May 15-17 at the National Council of Scientific and [...]

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Brasilia University Hospital Prepares Confederations Cup Plan

Comments Off | 05-15-2013

Brasilia University Hospital (known as “HUB”) has begun final preparations for the opening of the Confederations Cup on June 15. The hospital is part of a group of hospitals that will provide medical support during the single match in the competition that is to take place in the Federal District: Brazil vs. Japan. The institution [...]

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Telebras Completes Telecommunications Network for the Confederations Cup

Comments Off | 05-15-2013

Telebras has completed the fiber-optic rings in the Northeast and Southeast of Brazil, expanding its telecommunications network by over 8,900 kilometers. In doing so, the company’s backbone extends 25,000 km across the country. The metropolitan areas of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória and Belo Horizonte have now become part of the Telebras national network.
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UN and Ministry of Justice Data Shows 175% Increase in Asylum Requests in Brazil between 2011 and 2012

Comments Off | 05-3-2013

The refugee population in Brazil amounts to 2,991 people, excluding the 1,271 Angolans and Liberians who no longer occupy exile status. 2,008 foreigners were granted asylum between 2011 and 2012 (four times more than in 2010) and from the 853 requests made until March this year, 577 were assessed, with 253 granted, representing an increase [...]

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Brasilia starts to install signs for the 2013 and 2014 soccer tournaments

Comments Off | 05-3-2013

Complementary signs for the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup are now beginning to be installed in Brasilia, with the placement of street signs, written in Portuguese and English, in the vicinity of the city’s new sports arena, the Mané Garrincha National Stadium of Brasilia. The total cost of the special signs amounts [...]

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