- Brazil raises rates to six-year high
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
BBC News. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:56:03 GMT.
- After a relatively quiet four years, PhoneBrasil announces new products, services and great worldwide partnerships
MIAMI, March 4, 2015 -- The Phone Brasil Group, doing business as PhoneBrasil International Inc. ...
PR Newswire. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:53:00 EST.
- Countries Questioning Indonesia’s Push to Execute Drug Offenders
With six convicts put to death in January, and 10 more set to be executed soon, countries like Australia, Brazil and the Netherlands are questioning the harsh policy.
By Joe Cochrane. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:58:14 GMT.
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- Brazil in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe
Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.
BBC News. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:33:20 GMT.
- Brazil beefs up police to quell trucker protest
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil dispatched extra police to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent. Nearing its second week, the strike has hit 11 of Brazil's 26 states. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:05:36 -0500.
- On Soccer: Again, Coutinho Works His Magic as Liverpool Beats Manchester City
A gifted Brazilian, Philippe Coutinho, scored the winning goal in the second half as Liverpool defeated Manchester City, 2-1.
By Rob Hughes. International Herald Tribune. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:28:55 GMT.
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- Former Brazilian Billionaire Silvio Santos Praises Netflix, Gets Lifetime Membership To It
Santos' outspoken style has earned him something other than ratings this time.
By Anderson Antunes. Forbes. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:16:00 GMT.
- Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscle
Workers at a General Motors factory in Brazil ended a six-day strike today after the company dropped plans to lay off 800 employees, the union said, ending the latest labor standoff in the troubled Brazilian auto industry.
AutoNews.com. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:13:28 EST. Subscription required.
- Africa: Practitioners From Ethiopia and Mozambique Visit Brazil to Exchange Knowledge On Sustainable Forests
[World Bank]Brasilia -During the week of February 23-28, a delegation of government and private sector leaders from Ethiopia and Mozambique will visit Brazil to exchange knowledge and experience on sustainable forest plantations.
All Africa. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00:59 GMT.
- Indonesia Pushes Back on Foreign Execution Pressure
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is pushing back at foreign pressure over the execution of drug dealers, including Brazil's delay in welcoming a new ambassador from Jakarta. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:34:41 -0500.
Facts About Brazil
The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion
of South America. Its bicameral National Congress consists of a
Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies. Brazil's capital city is
Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.
The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007,
Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.
For more news and information about Brazil, visit this official
Brazilian government website
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