Trump praises nomination of Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador

US President Donald Trump praised on Tuesday the appointment of Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, to the position of Brazilian ambassador in Washington. “I know his son. I think his son is an excellent, brilliant, and wonderful young man. I’m very happy that he nominated him and I think it’s a great nomination,” Trump told reporters… Read more »

Entrepreneurs want a ‘gradual’ free trade agreement

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s agenda in Brazil this week will be split between the agenda with the Brazilian government and meetings with the business community. In both groups, one issue will come up: the possibility of negotiating a free trade agreement with Brazil. At the first stop in Sao Paulo, Ross will be confronted by the businessmen’s call… Read more »

Ipsos Survey: 59% of Brazilians think the country is going in the wrong direction, and violence is a major concern

Brazilians are more pessimistic about the future of the country now than they were right after the first round of the 2018 elections, according to an Ipsos poll. In the latest edition of the survey, conducted between late April and early May, 59% of Brazilians said they believed the country was going “in the wrong direction.” In the previous edition… Read more »

Suspected cell phone hacker says he gave information to a journalist

Walter Delgatti Neto, one of the detainees investigated for hacking phones, said he had provided information about the content obtained to journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is responsible for a website that has leaked talks between prosecutors at Lava Jato and Sergio Moro while serving as judge of the operation. On Tuesday, four people were provisionally arrested and investigated regarding their… Read more »

Former Minister Eliseu Padilha undergoes surgery in Porto Alegre

Former minister Eliseu Padilha had surgery at Hospital Moinhos de Vento, in Porto Alegre, and his condition is stable, according to a medical bulletin released by the hospital on Tuesday. The hospital did not disclose the reason or where the surgery went. Padilha is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), is in the recovery phase and is expected to… Read more »

Brazilian Rogério Shimura is elected best baker in the world

Chef-baker Rogério Shimura has been named the best baker in the world by the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners (UIBC), an organization that brings together associations of the bread industry from around the world. The Brazilian shares the title with chef Gustaf Mabrouk from Sweden. The two disputed the position with professionals from Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Iceland and Uruguay…. Read more »

Number of closed industries in Sao Paulo is largest in a decade

The State of São Paulo, the largest industrial center in the country, recorded the closing of 2,325 manufacturing and mining industries in the first five months of the year. The number is the highest for the period in the last decade and 12% higher than last year, according to the Board of Trade. The data indicates that the weak recovery of… Read more »

Volcano erupts in Peru and ashes cancel flight in Brazil

Brazil suffered cancellation of at least one flight because of the ashes of the Ubinas volcano, which erupted in southern Peru on Friday. According to the airline Azul, flight 2934 from Cuiabá to Curitiba and connecting to Campo Grande was canceled on Saturday morning, due to the arrival of volcanic ash. At present, the affected area is located in part… Read more »

Fiocruz says sale of vaccines saves the government $300 million

Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) provides annual savings of $300 million to the Union coffers by selling vaccines at prices below market average, said Marco Krieger, vice president of Health Production and Innovation. Most of these contracts are through Productive Development Partnerships (PDPs), a type of public power collaboration with the private sector to manufacture medicines and immunizers. This week, the… Read more »

Greater São Paulo air quality has improved over the last 10 years

The metropolitan region of Sao Paulo has improved its air quality over the past 10 years, says a report released on Thursday by the São Paulo State Environmental Company (CETESB). Since 2008, the mark established by the state decree regulating air quality standards for carbon monoxide has not been exceeded. The limit is 9 parts per million (ppm). However, the… Read more »