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— Proverbio brasiliano
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  • Brazil’s Petrobras Announces 4.84 Percent Increase in Diesel Fuel Prices

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Petrobras CEO Roberto Castello Branco announced an increase of R$0.10 per liter of diesel at refineries. The 4.84 percent increase is lower than the 5.7 percent the company announced and then suspended last week. According to Castello Branco, the company’s ...

  • American Cannabis Oil to be Distributed by Major Brazilian Retail Pharmacies

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fast-growing Baltimore-based biotech firm Greater Cannabis Company announced that it has entered into a letter of agreement (LOI) with Brazilian retailer CBR Participações SA to market the American technology for cannabis in Brazil. As part of the agreement, CBR will ...

  • Brazil Loses its Share in Global Iron Ore Market

    By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Within a scenario altered by the Brumadinho disaster, Brazil’s share in the global iron ore market is expected to decrease from 25.2 percent to 24.2 percent by 2019, a loss is estimated at US$ 1.6 billion. The dam tragedy led ...

  • Brazil Announces R$500 Million Credit Line to Truckers to Avoid Strike

    By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced it is opening up a R$500 million credit line for independent truckers while the federal government declared it will invest R$2 billion for the construction, repair, and maintenance of the nation’s highways. With the announcements, the ...

  • Maize Yields to Decline by up to 60 Percent

    By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A study to be published in May in the journal Agricultural Water Management simulated the potential impact of climate change on maize yields in Northeast Brazil. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has developed two possible climatic scenarios. The most optimistic scenario foresees greenhouse gas ...

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