Tag: Brazil

  • Australia, Brazil launch WTO action against India

    Australia, Brazil launch WTO action against India

    Canberra : Australia and Brazil have decided to escalate a trade dispute with India over sugar subsidies before the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Canberra said. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham announced this late Wednesday after it was decided that subsidies paid to Indian sugar farmers was leading to an abundant global supply of sugar and significantly…

  • Venezuela seals border with Brazil

    Venezuela seals border with Brazil

    Caracas : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered the country’s southern border with Brazil be sealed off, media reported. “I have decided: in south Venezuela, starting at 8 p.m. today Thursday (February 21), the land border with Brazil will be totally and absolutely closed,” said Maduro. The measure will be in effect until further…

  • Brazilian President-elect aims at ‘super ministry’ amid protests

    Brazilian President-elect aims at ‘super ministry’ amid protests

    Brasilia : Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro plans to create a “super ministry” of economy when he takes office in January, his economic adviser has said. The 63-year-old far-right leader, who previously suggested that Brazil could pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, plans to merge ministries agriculture and environment, an aide said.…

  • Malala urges Brazilians to vote, defends girls’ education

    Malala urges Brazilians to vote, defends girls’ education

    Brasilia : Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said here that voting is the most powerful weapon for change and improve the country and suggested that girls’ education should be a priority for every presidential candidate in Brazil’s forthcoming elections. In a debate on education and the empowerment of women held in Sao Paulo, the…

  • Brazil joins International Energy Agency

    Brazil joins International Energy Agency

    Brasilia : Brazil has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association nation, a move that will further drive the country to develop clean energy, a media report said. Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Fernando Coelho Filho and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol signed a three-year working program here on Tuesday that details…

  • Brazil’s Rio state declares financial emergency

    Brazil’s Rio state declares financial emergency

    Brasilia, (IANS) The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a financial emergency less than 50 days before the Olympics. Interim Governor Francisco Dornelles on Friday said the “serious economic crisis” threatens to stop the state from honouring commitments for the games, BBC reported. In a decree, Dornelles said the state faced “public calamity”…

  • Brazil vows to control government spending amid ‘worst recession’

    Brazil vows to control government spending amid ‘worst recession’

    Brasilia, (IANS) Brazil’s Minister of Finance said the accumulated drop of the country’s GDP in 2015 and 2016 could be the worst in its history, vowing to reverse the economic downturn by taking measures such as controlling government spending. Henrique Meirelles on Wednesday lambasted the economic policies of the government of suspended President Dilma Rousseff,…

  • Brazil could create jobs by boosting solar energy sector

    Brazil could create jobs by boosting solar energy sector

    Brasilia (IANS) Brazil’s solar energy sector could create up to 4 million jobs and bring in 11.3 billion reais ($3.2 billion) in new taxes if the government takes support measures. If the government reduces taxes on solar energy raw materials and give workers easier access to those projects, nearly 8.8 million Brazilian houses and shops…