- Brazil to sue mining firm for $5.2bn
The Brazilian government says it will sue mining company Samarco $5.2bn for the environmental damage caused when a waste water dam collapsed.
BBC News. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:17:48 GMT.
- BTG Pactual, Brazilian Bank, Seeks to Calm Investors After C.E.O.’s Arrest
BTG Pactual, a Brazilian investment bank, has promised to cooperate with any investigation into corruption involving Petrobras.
Vinod Sreeharsha and Dan Horch. International Herald Tribune. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:39:03 GMT.
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- Oil & Gas Notes: Petrobras Worker Strike Ends, Complications Grow For Shell-BG Deal
The Oil & Gas industry saw significant activity this week, with Petrobras announcing that the worker strike that was severely affecting its Brazilian operations has finally come to an end. ...
By Trefis Team. Forbes. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:38:00 GMT.
- Destruction of Brazil’s Amazon forest jumps 16 pct in 2015 ahead of UN climate conference
The destruction of Brazil’s Amazon forest, the world’s largest intact rainforest, increased by 16 percent in 2015 from a year ago, as the world readies to hold a climate conference in Paris
Hurriyet. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +0200.
- BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
BBC News. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:11:50 GMT.
- Cellphone Recording Leads to Arrest of Brazilian Senator on Obstruction Charges
Delcídio do Amaral, an ally of President Dilma Rousseff, was charged with impeding an investigation into Brazil’s state-owned oil company.
Vinod Sreeharsha. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:00:15 GMT.
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- Destruction of Brazil's Amazon Forest Jumps 16 Percent in 2015
The destruction of Brazil's Amazon forest, the world's largest intact rainforest, increased by 16 percent in 2015 from a year ago as the government struggled to enforce legislation and stop illegal clearings. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:46:11 -0500.
- ATM Machine Market in Brazil 2015-2019
NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2015 -- ATM Machine Market in Brazil – Market Analysis 2015-2019 This report segments the ATM machine market in Brazil by revenue generated and the unit shipment. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:13:00 EST.
- Brazil Corruption Probe Widens; Bank CEO, Senate Leader Arrested
The chief executive of Brazil's biggest independent investment bank and the leading senator in the governing coalition were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of obstructing the country's most sweeping corruption investigation ever. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:26:47 -0500.
- Brazil's new middle class faces plunge back to poverty
Brazilian Monica de Oliveira thought she'd forever left behind those days of worrying about getting her daughter new clothes. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:52:57 -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.
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