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Brazil builds recovery plan on new infrastructure concessions
The weakened Brazilian government has pledged to offer higher returns to investors in infrastructure concessions in the face of its most severe recession for several years. Nelson Barbosa, the planning and budget minister, is facing the difficult task ...

27 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am

Daily Xtra

Lesbian surfers 'hang 10' in Brazil
Daily Xtra
“Especially the capital, Florianopolis, where we spend the first two days. It is one of the top gay destinations in Brazil. Praia do Rosa is a small, rustic-chic beach resort, one hour south of Florianopolis. Although it does not offer any gay ...

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27 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am

Pressenza International Press Agency

5th International Uranium Film Festival starts April 15 in Canada
Pressenza International Press Agency
The 5th International Uranium Film Festival 2015 – a Film Festival about Nuclear Power – will happen this year from April 15 to 25, 2015 for the first time in Canada, in Quebec City and two other cities in Quebec and later in July it will be in Rio de ...

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26 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm

Robert W. Kastenmeier, former Wisconsin congressman, dies at 91
Washington Post
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Chambers Kastenmeier of Arlington; three sons, William Kastenmeier of Arlington, Andrew Kastenmeier of Florianopolis, Brazil, and Edward Kastenmeier of Glen Ridge, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

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21 Mar 2015 | 6:11 pm

Unprecedented sugar glut sweeps across the globe as output soars
New York: Just as cane harvests expand in India and Thailand, farmers in Brazil, the world's largest producer, are ramping up exports to take advantage of a tumble in the exchange rate that has swelled their profit margins. And crops that were hurt by ...

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17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am

No Steaks for Russia as Oil Rout Erodes Demand: Corporate Brazil
“It's a moment for adjustment,” Mauricio Nogueira, a beef analyst at Agroconsult, said by phone from Florianopolis, Brazil. “The market is adapting to an economy with lower oil prices”. While Russia is expected to gradually resume purchases as ...

12 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am

International Business Times

Germanwings Flight 9525 Newspaper Front Pages From Around The World
International Business Times
"Doom in the Alps," reads the front page of Diário Catarinense, published in Florianópolis, Brazil. Newseum/Diário Catarinense. Asian nations reported mostly on other topics, though the Korea Times and Singapore's My Paper printed stories about Flight ...

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25 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am

The Columbian

Sugar output exceeds demand
The Columbian
Brazil's Center South, the main growing region, may crush as much as 585 million tons of cane in the year that starts April 1, up 2.6 percent from a year earlier, industry consultant JOB Economia e Planejamento said. Agroconsult, based in Florianopolis ...

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22 Mar 2015 | 7:09 pm