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By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's new Defense Minister Celso Amorim had a first meeting with the commanders of the armed forces on Saturday. It was the first encounter between Amorim and the military...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Possessing one of the fastest growing defense markets in the world, Brazil has been planning to invest in renovating its navy fleet, and is expected to sign a deal...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil has made it clear in the Nuclear Security Summit that it favors diplomacy over sanctions in addressing Iran's nuclear proliferation. Being one of the non-permanent members of the United Nations...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Monday, April 12th, Brazil and the U.S. signed a comprehensive defense cooperation agreement (DCA) designed to strengthen military ties between the two countries, in spite of lingering tensions...
By Pedro Widmar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Lula Administration’s PNDH-3 (Programa Nacional de Direitos Humanos) – a polemic broad-spectrum Human Rights Directive ranging from abortion to labor laws – has caused quite a stir in recent weeks....
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The official presentation of the Fifth Military World Games was held last Friday September 26, in São João Fort, Urca. Officially dubbed 'The Peace Games', they will take place in Rio...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian government has gone on a spending spree in Europe to reinvigorate the infrastructure and equipment of its defense forces. In defiance of the recession, Brazil has increased its defense procurement...



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