Vice President Mourão Reopens Brazilian Base in Antarctica on Tuesday

The new Brazilian research center will feature 17 laboratories.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vice President Hamilton Mourão will fly on Monday, January 13th, for Antarctica, where he will be the main representative of the Brazilian government in the reinauguration of Comandante Ferraz Station, the country's research base on the continent.

The new building, located on King George Island, in Admiralty Bay, is being erected next to the current base, which has a temporary structure. The official inauguration will be held on Tuesday, January 14th.

The Comandante Ferraz Station was founded in 1984, but in 2012 it was struck by fire. On that occasion, two military personnel died . . .

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