Volunteer work has Brasília mobilized for UN 2030 Agenda

From November 21 to 24, Brasília will host an event expected to mobilize young people from the Federal District and beyond. With a focus on volunteer work, Together should draw approximately 10 thousand people to foster the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) for the 2030 Agenda. Volunteers will conduct 32 social plans bearing UN’s seal, with the support of the local government and the administrative organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a joint initiative to benefit the local community. The efforts are in line…

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Korean Wave lands in Brazil as South Korea rises as cultural giant

Brazil was the first country in Latin America and the world’s eighth to establish relations with South Korea, in a moment when the Asian country was facing dire economic difficulties. This year, the two nations are celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties amid a landscape teeming with opportunities. South Korea is among the globe’s most prosperous nations. This is the ideal moment for both countries to cross another threshold in their relations, bearing in mind both economies’ complementary and dynamic traits. Favoring the perception of a stronger connection between…

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Brazil, Qatar sign visa waiver agreement

Brazil and Qatar on Monday (Oct. 28) inked an agreement to exempt tourists and travellers in transit or on a business trip from a visa. The waiver goes both ways. This is one of the six deals forged during a visit of President Jair Bolsonaro overseas. He was received in Doha by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s emir at the Royal Palace, where cooperation pacts were signed in such fields as defence, health care, and air services. The two countries also plan to finalize an accord on air…

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Brazil inks bilateral deals with Arab Emirates

On an official trip to the United Arab Emirates, President Jair Bolsonaro signed eight bilateral deals with the Middle East in such as areas as piece and security, economic cooperation, artificial intelligence, environment, and defense. The Brazilian entourage was welcomed in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (Oct 27) by crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Bolsonaro is visiting three countries in the region. After the Arab Emirates, he should fly to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, great consumer of Brazilian agribusiness product and promising buyers of defense goods. The two…

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José Maria Marin banned from football, fined $880 thousand

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The Ethics Committee of the International Football Federation (Fifa), found former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) José Maria Marin guilty of pocketing bribes. The decision bans him from any activity linked to football for the rest of his life. Marin has been in jail in the US since 2017. Marin is said to have been involved in a number of bribery schemes from 2012 to 2015 – Tomaz Silva/Arquivo/Agência Brasil   Fifa also imposed a fine of $880 thousand. Marin, former São Paulo state governor (1982–1983) was notified Monday (Apr. 15),…

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UN: Efforts to receive Venezuelans in Brazil now one year old

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The protection and assistance activities under Operation Acolhida (Portuguese for “shelter”)—for Venezuelans coming to Brazil via Roraima state—are now celebrating their first anniversary. As part of festivities for the date, cultural and sports activities were held to promote the integration between refugees and immigrants and Brazilians living in state capital Boa Vista. The celebrations are being organized by the Armed Forces, with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund, UN Women, and the UN Children’s Fund…

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Ambassador: Japan firms can have confidence in Brazil again

Marcello Casal JrAgência Brasil

In the same week when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro exempted the Japanese from visa requirements for tourism and business, Japan’s Ambassador to Brazil Akira Yamada said the number of Japanese executives interested in traveling and getting to know Brazilian initiatives has increased considerably. He added he was in Japan in February and received dozens of invitations to deliver lectures about the future of the Brazilian economy and investment opportunities. In all of his talks, he focused on details about the most promising fields in Brazilian economy and how the Bolsonaro…

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Chancellor: Brazil placed as great country after new status at WTO

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Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said Wednesday (Mar. 20) that, by forgoing the special and differential treatment dispensed to developing countries by the World Trade Organization (WTO), Brazil will no longer occupy its position of “a country forever under development.” “It’s about admitting our condition as a great country, thus bringing ourselves center stage when it comes to decision making at the WTO,” the minister said, while talking about President Bolsonaro’s recent trip to the US. The government, he added, is yet to decide whether the decision will affect existing…

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Alarm sounds at another Vale-run dam

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Approximately 500 residents of the city of Barão de Cocais, in Minas Gerais state, 100 km from state capital Belo Horizonte, were removed from their homes in the early hours today (Feb. 8) due to risks at the superior south dam at the Gongo Seco mine, controlled by mining giant Vale. City authorities reported that risk two has been declared for this tailings dam. The decision was made after inspections and monitoring efforts made by the National Mining Agency, the state’s and the city’s Civil Defense, as well as Vale. The…

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