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Brazil’s President says pandemic aid payments could vary in value

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday, March 5th, said that emergency payments to aid the poor in the pandemic could vary from R$150 to more than R$300 (US$26.36-$52.72), while a plan being considered in Congress provides for cash transfers of R$250. “We made an agreement,...

Portugal to quarantine passengers on indirect flights from UK, Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Passengers flying indirectly to Portugal from Britain or Brazil must present a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before...

Association denounces cryptocurrency brokerage firm to Central Bank, CVM and Prosecutors

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Cryptoeconomy Association (ABCripto) said on Friday, March 5th, that it has requested the Central Bank, the Federal...

Excess rainfall in Brazil lowers quality of soybeans, could generate crop decrease

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The heavy rainfall in some of the main soybean producing regions in Brazil has lowered grain quality and is...

Canada seeks 1.2 million workers from abroad. See how to become one of them

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For anyone looking to pursue an international career, the good news is that Canada is on the lookout for...

“Brazil waited out the storm with open windows.” – Covid-19 Observatory member

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Roberto Kraenkel, professor of the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Methodist University of São Paulo (UMESP), and a...

Covid-19: Brazil registers 1,760 deaths in 24 hours (March 5th) as deaths and cases continue to rise

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The country now registers 10,871,843 Covid-19 cases and 262,948 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the...
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Excess rainfall in Brazil lowers quality of soybeans, could generate crop decrease

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The heavy rainfall in some of the main soybean producing regions in Brazil has lowered grain quality and is...

Futures funds hold biggest bet against Brazil real in over 3 months -CFTC data

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Funds and speculators on U.S. futures markets amassed their largest bet against the Brazilian real in over three months,...

Brazil IPO schedule still busy despite market volatility

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Forty-five Brazilian companies are still waiting for approvals for their plans for initial public offerings, documents showed on Friday,...

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