- A New Technology To Help Visually Impaired Shoppers Is Being Tested By IBM in Brazil
Imagine you are a tourist in a foreign country, with a different alphabet, in Japan, say. You see a vending machine, but you are not able to know which products are being sold, because you can't read the names.
By Federico Guerrini. Forbes. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:42:00 GMT.
- Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote
Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.
Miami Herald. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:15 EDT.
- Brazil Fell Into Recession in First Half of Year, as Investments Dropped
The economic news was a blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s chances for re-election on Oct. 5.
By Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:16:36 GMT.
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- E-bit: e-commerce grows 26% registering R$ 16 billion in sales in the first half of 2014, according to E-bit
SAO PAULO, Aug. 29, 2014 -- In the first half of 2014, Brazilian e-commerce registered R$ 16 billion in sales, a 26% nominal growth in relation to the same period last year. ...
PR Newswire. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:25:00 EDT.
- Brazil's economy enters recession
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, places the country in recession, latest figures show.
BBC News. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:17 GMT.
- Brazil falls into recession as election looms
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, has fallen into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, just weeks before voting in what will be a tough re-election battle. ...
Yahoo. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:36:05 -0400.
- DealBook: Vivendi in Talks th Telefónica for Brazil Unit as It Looks to Exit Telecom
Vivendi said a $9.8 billion offer from Telefónica of Spain for Global Village Telecom was aligned with its goal to exit the telecommunications business.
By Chad Bray and Mark Scott. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:05:15 GMT.
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- VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
BBC News. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT.
- Argentine airport strike disrupts 20 flights to Brazil
28(Xinhua)--More than 20 Buenos Aires-bound flights from Brazil had to be canceled Thursday due to a 36-hour strike by Argentine unions opposed to the government t.
- Brazil's Deadly Prison Riot Ends
Authorities in Brazil say a deadly two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil has ended. Officials say two inmates were beheaded during the riot at Cascavel penitentiary. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:39:54 -0400.
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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