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  • 24 Aug/2019

    Argentina’s Alberto Fernández Hopes for Single Digit Inflation Within Four Years

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tireless, Alberto Fernandez continued Friday's campaign through the famous wine region of Mendoza to support his candidates in the province governed by the centrist Radical Civic Union party (UCR). The Frente de Todos candidate criticized the lack of support for regional economies, said that Mauricio Macri "has destroyed the economy" […] The post Argentina’s Alberto...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    “We Owe Lula a Fair Trial,” says Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - STF (Federal Supreme Court) Justice Gilmar Mendes said that the conviction of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Guarujá (SP) Triplex case could be overturned if the suspicion of the then judge and current Justice Minister, Sérgio Moro, were . . . To read the full NEWS […] The post “We Owe Lula a Fair Trial,” says Brazil Supreme Court Justice...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Bolsonaro Attacks the Press and Predicts “It is Coming to an End”

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro again criticized the press on Thursday, August 22nd, and said that the newspaper Valor Econômico "will shut down." The reason, according to the president, is the end of the obligation for publicly traded companies to . . . To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe […] The post Bolsonaro Attacks the Press and Predicts “It is Coming...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Brazilian University Researcher Testing Cannabidiol to Treat Crack Addicts

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Research developed at the University of Brasília (UnB) is testing the effects of cannabidiol -- a substance derived from Cannabis sativa, known as marijuana -- in the treatment of crack addicts. Some three years ago, professor and researcher Andrea Gallassi requested the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) to import the […] The post Brazilian University Researcher...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Mercosur Completed Trade Agreement with EFTA Countries, Says Bolsonaro

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Friday, August 23rd, through a tweet, that negotiations for a free trade agreement between Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and EFTA, a bloc of wealthy European countries formed by Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, which has a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$1.1 […] The post Mercosur Completed...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Trump Offers U.S. Aid to Bolsonaro to Fight Forest Fires in the Amazon

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Friday, August 23rd, that he has volunteered to help Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro fight fires in the Amazon. Through social media, Trump also said that he discussed trade with Brazil. "I just spoke with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. Our […] The post Trump Offers U.S. Aid to Bolsonaro to Fight Forest...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Dollar Surpasses R$4.12 and Closes at Highest Value in Almost One Year

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amidst heightened trade tensions between the United States and China, the U.S. currency rose again against the Real and closed at its highest level in almost a year. The commercial dollar closed this Friday, August 23rd, at R$4.124,  which is 1.15 percent higher than the day before. The currency is […] The post Dollar Surpasses R$4.12 and Closes at Highest Value in Almost...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Immigrants Have Invested R$1.5 Billion in Brazil in Seven Years

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Immigrants of various nationalities have invested over R$1.5 billion (US$375 million) in Brazil between 2011 and 2018. The information was collected by experts from the International Migration Observatory (OBMIGRA) and consists of a report on migration flow that the Ministry of Justice The post Immigrants Have Invested R$1.5 Billion in Brazil in Seven Years appeared first on...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Cities Throughout Brazil Protest During Bolsonaro’s Statement on the Amazon

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Loud protests were heard in several Brazilian cities during President Jair Bolsonaro's speech on Friday night, August 23rd. The president went on air at 8:30 PM, on a national network, to broadcast his position on the crisis resulting from the Amazon fires, which have triggered global repercussions. He argued that […] The post Cities Throughout Brazil Protest During Bolsonaro’s...
  • 24 Aug/2019

    Activity and Employment in Construction Reach Highest Value in Six Years

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The activity and employment indicators in the construction industry reached their highest value in the last six years in July, reported on Friday, August 23rd, the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). The Construction Industry Survey shows that the activity level index increased 0.2 points compared to June and stood at […] The post Activity and Employment in Construction...