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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Amazonas called for the federal government's help to combat drug trafficking and strengthen the security of state prisons. The request for support was a result of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To relieve the pressure on hydroelectric plants, which today supply more than seventy percent of Brazil’s electricity, the country’s government is testing a pilot project where solar energy will be...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter MANAUS, BRAZIL – Italian telecom giant TIM has unveiled a new R$171 million (US$84 million) plan to bring high-speed internet to Brazil’s Amazon region, accounting for over 45 percent of the country’s territory, but...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazon is one of the most extraordinary regions of Brazil. It covers over seven million sq kms of land, an area almost the size of Europe, and is...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The World Forum on Sustainability will be back in Brazil for its second year, bringing together the leaders of the political, commercial, and environmental entities, including speakers such as...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter AMAZONAS, COLOMBIA - Haphazard houses made from wooden slats and corrugated metal rooftops rise out of the surrounding jungle as flocks of mopeds cruise by. Several-dozen paved roads quickly deteriorate to pothole-filled gravel...
By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Over the last decade discussions on how to administrate, preserve, explore and exploit the riches of Amazonia have increased, not only here in Brazil but in many other forums around the...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Following our series of three key candidates for next year's general election, a fourth contender has emerged.  On August 15, Epoca magazine announced that former Environment Minister, Marina Silva, will also be...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Skyrocketing commercial transactions between Brazil and China have prompted the Asian nation to inject another US$15 Billion into South America’s largest market.  Over the past year, global recession, US Dollar...

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