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Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.
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Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariot Brasil Petrleo e Gs Ltda., has signed a farm-out agreement with AziLat Limited through its local subsidiary AziBras Explorao de Petrleo e Gs Ltda.
From the left, Calgary Stetson Show Band members, Joseph Bichel, Mackinley May, Karsten Coli, Drew Francis, Jocelyne McHugh, and Katie Gray, stand in front of Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro after placing second in an international show band competition.
Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed.
NEW YORK, August 20 Today's move by the Brazilian central bank to fuel greater lending by local banks may not prove enough to overcome many banks' concerns over borrower credit quality in the face of country's macroeconomic slowdown, says Fitch Ratings.
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.
The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer MiAocha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.
Brazil's central bank moved to increase the amount of capital available for commercial loans by at least 25 billion reais on Wednesday, part of efforts to boost a stagnant economy, the bank said.
Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting.
The boost to Brazilian broiler meat exports from Moscow's sanctions on rival origins will drive volumes above 4.0m tonnes next year, cementing the country's status as the world's top shipper.
Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 - A 70-year-old fugitive doctor wanted for sexually abusing dozens of patients in Brazil has been arrested, Brazilian police said.
The documents included letters with what appeared to be letterheads of state-owned bank Caixa Economica Federal and the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
VATICAN CITY Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday , Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have "two or three" years left to live.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Tuesday confirmed that it had created investment vehicles for scandal-mired Banco Espirito Santo before it was bailed out by the Portuguese government.
Cream and sugar may not be the only additives in your morning cup of coffee. Tough growing conditions and rising demand are leading some coffee producers to mix in wheat, soybean, brown sugar, rye, barley, acai seeds, corn, twigs and even dirt.
Novelis has announced that it will increase the annual capacity of its recycling complex at Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, from 200,000 to 390,000 metric tons when fully commissioned later this year.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:02 am
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