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  • ICL Completes Acquisition Of 100% Of Fosbrasil S.A.
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:00 EST.
  • In Brazil, A Rivalry Of Christmas Towns
    If green Christmases are your thing, but palm trees wrapped in white lights don’t put you in the spirit of the season, then boy does Brazil have a town for you. Actually, make that two towns.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:33:00 GMT.
  • Africa: America Is Losing Africa
    [World Learning]While investment in Africa grows at exponential rates from emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and South Korea, corporate America is only now catching up. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:40 GMT.
  • The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi
    Founded in 2010 to sell cheap phones online, the company has become the No. 3 producer worldwide behind Apple and Samsung and is looking toward Brazil and India.
    By Paul Mozur and Shanshan Wang.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:35:40 GMT.
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  • LatAm: Argentina’s congress passes digital law; TIM Brasil denies offer rumors
    Argentina’s new telecommunications and information services bill has passed the lower house of congress. ...
    Roberta Prescott.  RCR Wireless.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:38:10 +0000.
  • Picture power: A scar on the landscape
    Brazil's worst drought in 80 years.
    BBC News.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT.
  • Brazil indigenous clash in Congress
    Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
    BBC News.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:05:03 GMT.
  • Soccer roundup: Brazil Edges U.S. Women; Manchester United Cruises
    Marta scored all three of Brazil’s goals in a 3-2 victory over the United States in Brasília on Sunday.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:29:24 GMT.
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  • Brazil's Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated Friday a naval shipyard that will oversee construction of a nuclear-powered submarine and four others to patrol Brazil's long coastline and deepwater oil reserves. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:43:38 -0500.
  • Brazilian Engineering Executives Charged in Petrobras Scandal
    Brazilian prosecutors formally charged executives from six of the country's largest engineering firms with forming a cartel to funnel kickbacks from state-run oil firm Petrobras to the ruling political party and its allies on Thursday. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:29:11 -0500.
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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 and the Brazilian Tourism portal.

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