Mining Tycoon, Once Brazil's Richest Man, Is Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison -

Brazil Launches New Audiovisual Production Hub in Niteroi

Variety - 23 Jul 2018
There's a joke among Brazilians that the best thing about the city of Niteroi is its view of Rio de Janeiro. Not anymore. While in Los Angeles last week, Niteroi mayor Rodrigo Neves and Brazilian Minister of Culture Sérgio Sá Leitão unveiled ambitious ...

Brazil dam disaster: BHP Billiton faces lawsuit in Australia

BBC News - 23 Jul 2018
Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will defend itself against a class action lawsuit in Australia over Brazil's 2015 dam disaster. The collapse of a dam at a Samarco mine killed 19 people and led to Brazil's largest environmental disaster. The Samarco ...

Brazil to boost grain production by 30 pct by 2028 -minister

Reuters - 23 Jul 2018
SAO PAULO, July 23 (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Monday projected the country's grain output would rise 29.6 percent to 302 million tonnes by the 2027/28 crop year. Brazil's meat output will rise a similar 29.6 percent to 35 ...

Brazil's Military Strides Into Politics, by the Ballot or by Force

New York Times - 21 Jul 2018
RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of Brazil's armed forces, who have largely stayed out of political life since the end of the military dictatorship 30 years ago, are making their biggest incursion into politics in decades, with some even warning of a military ...

Brazil to Create Commission Against Organized Crime in Prisons

The Rio Times - 23 Jul 2018
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILBrazil's Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, announced on Friday (July 20th) the creation of the National Commission on Intelligence and Operations whose main objective will be to combat organized crime that operate in ...

Markets, IMF send Brazil clear message: Reform your economy

The Hill - 21 Jul 2018
One has to hope that Brazil's presidential candidates in that country's October elections are listening to the clear signals coming first from the markets and now from the International Monetary Fund about Brazil's troubling economic prospects. If not ...

BRAZIL: Economists Trim 12-month Inflation Forecast To 3.70%

Markets Insider - 23 Jul 2018
(RTTNews) - The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in the next 12 months decreased for the sixth consecutive week, to 3.70%, from 3.77% a week before, according to economists surveyed by the South American country's central bank.

Princess Mako marks 110th year since Japanese landed in Brazil

Asahi Shimbun - 23 Jul 2018
SAO PAULO--Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, offered her congratulations at a ceremony here July 21 marking 110 years since the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Brazil. “I wish to express my most profound ...

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