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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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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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MDIC will promote internships for Brazilians in U.S. companies

Comments Off | 09-4-2012

The Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) will establish a partnership with the Department of Commerce of the United States (DOC) to promote internship opportunities for Brazilian students completing courses from the Science Without Borders program. The partnership will also include the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Brasil). As of today, 40 U.S. [...]

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Investments in wind power should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

Comments Off | 09-1-2012

Wind power is now enjoying a new phase of competitiveness in Brazil, with an additional R$ 40 billion in investments expected by 2020. This new phase, which began in 2009, has resulted in the procurement of 6.7 gigawatts (GW) of power, at a price of R$ 100 per megawatt/hour (MWh). The first investments in wind [...]

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Brazil and Germany discuss agricultural cooperation and food security

Comments Off | 08-30-2012

Brazil’s role in providing food for the world was highlighted by the German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, during a meeting with Minister Mendes Ribeiro Filho this Monday morning (August 27). “Food security is one of the central problems facing the world today and will certainly become even more important in [...]

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Improvements in education in Brazil decreased labor informality, according to FGV – Getúlio Vargas Foundation

Comments Off | 08-26-2012

Improvements in the schooling of Brazilians coupled with good economic performance over the past decade and public policies aimed at generating employment and income led to a reduction in informal labor between 2002 and 2009. The conclusion is part of the research project ‘Recent Evolution of Informality in Brazil’ by the researchers Fernando Holanda Barbosa [...]

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Foreign direct investment reached US$ 8.4 billion in July and is the highest since December 2010

Comments Off | 08-26-2012

Foreign direct investment (FDI), which is directed to the productive sector of the economy, reached US$ 8.421 billion in July according to figures released today (August 23) by the Central Bank of Brazil (BC).
The result exceeded the Central Bank´s projection of US$ 7 billion for the month and is the highest since December 2010, when [...]

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Applications are now open to the Volunteer Program for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Comments Off | 08-23-2012

Applicants may register at the FIFA website to work during the 2014 World Tournament and the 2013 Confederations Cup
This Tuesday, FIFA launched the Volunteer Program for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Salvador (capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil’s northeast region). Those interested in working in the mega sporting events may [...]

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Ministry of Tourism publishes research on companies operating in the sector: turnover was R$ 50.9 billion in 2011

Comments Off | 08-23-2012

Companies operating in the tourism sector recorded an increase in sales of 18.3% in 2011. Around 87% of business owners expect further expansion in 2012. The mood of optimism among the 80 largest companies in nine segments was observed by the Annual Survey of the Tourism Economic Environment (Pacet), undertaken by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation [...]

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‘I.T. Maior’ will receive investments of R$ 500 million

Comments Off | 08-22-2012

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) launched the Strategic Program for Software and IT Services in São Paulo on Monday (Aug. 20). The ‘IT Maior’ program seeks to develop the Information Technology (IT) software and services sector. With investments of approximately R$ 500 million planned for the period 2012-2015, ‘IT Maior’ is structured [...]

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