G7: Milei mingles with world leaders but no picture with Lula
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Argentine President Javier Milei began mingling with the elite of the global leadership Friday at the exclusive Italian resort of Borgo Egnazia where the G7 Summit is taking place. Although the South American country is not a member of the group pitting together the seven largest world economies, he attended as a guest at the invitation of host Prime Minister Georgia Meloni who welcomed him personally ..read more
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Petrobras CEO regrets time spent without exploring Equatorial Margin
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Petrobras' newly appointed CEO Magda Chambriard said this week that Brazil's state-run oil company "lost 10 years" by not exploring an area known as the new "pre-salt" and criticized the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) for the delay in authorizing oil explorations in the so-called Equatorial Margin, Agencia Brasil reported ..read more
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Brazilian Jan. 8 fugitives said to be hiding in Argentina
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Brazilian authorities have requested Argentina's help to arrest around 143 fugitives who have been tried and convicted for their involvement in the Jan. 8, 2023, riots in Brasilia. The escapees are believed to be supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who fled to Argentina in the hope of being granted political asylum given President Javier Milei's affinity with the conservative retired Army captain ..read more
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Hundreds of asylum seekers stranded at Sao Paulo's main airport
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São Paulo's Guarulhos Airport has 291 asylum seekers held in a restricted area pending the approval of their applications, Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. Most of the travelers stemmed from India, it was also explained ..read more
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Environmental commitments key to people's well-being, Lula tells ILO
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Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva insisted during his appearance at the 112th Conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, that the well-being of the people depends on governments supporting environmental commitments, Agencia Brasil reported. Speaking at the Global Coalition for Social Justice forum, the Workers' Party (PT) leader also pointed out that the link between capital and labor is crucial to minimize social inequalities, especially in light of today's challenges ..read more
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Cargo terminal at Porto Alegre's airport operational again
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While passenger flights are still observing an emergency scheme, the cargo terminal at Porto Alegre's Salgado Filho International Airport (POA/SBPA) has been operational once again since Tuesday after the entire air station was shut down due to the floods hitting the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Agencia Brasil reported. According to Fraport Brasil, the company handling these operations, airport structures such as the runway and baggage conveyors, were not affected. On the other hand, passenger flights were suspended indefinitely on May 3 ..read more
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Brazil halts sizeable rice purchase amid irregularities
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The Brazilian administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Tuesday canceled a tender whereby some 263,000 tons of rice were to be purchased abroad to make up for the crops lost in the flooded State of Rio Grande do Sul. The decision was made after signs of irregularities were detected in the bidding companies. Rio Grande do Sul accounts for 70% of Brazil's rice production ..read more
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Paraguay enacts "linked towns" bill for residents of border locations
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Paraguayan President Santiago Peña signed into law a bill providing for the creation of the so-called "linked towns" bordering Argentina and Brazil. The measure grants residents a preferential status in economic, labor, health, and cultural issues, it was explained ..read more
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Chinese-Brazilian proposal on Ukraine gaining momentum
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Foreign Ministers Wang Yi of China and Mauro Vieira of Brazil discussed their countries' joint proposal for peace in Ukraine while attending a BRICS ministerial meeting in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia ..read more
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Brazil: STF signs agreement to fight fake news
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Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) last week signed an agreement with companies such as YouTube, Google, Microsoft, Kwai, TikTok, and Meta to tackle online disinformation, Agencia Brasil reported. The initiative seeks to promote educational and awareness-raising activities regarding the negative impacts of these practices ..read more
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