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2008-08-29 12:01:13

Text of report by Brazilian news agency Agencia Brasil website ["Minister Underscores Expansion of Brazilian Economy to New Markets" - Third and last part of an interview with Brazilian Presidential Adviser Marco Aurelio Garcia by Ivanir Jose Bortort and Yara Aquino, date and place not given.] Brasilia: In this third and final part of the interview, Minister Marco Aurelio Garcia, special adviser to the President's Office on international affairs, analyses Brazil's agenda for negotiating...

2008-08-06 09:00:39

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (NYSE: TAM; Bovespa: TAMM4) will begin operating direct flights from Brasilia (DF) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of August 8. With the launch of this new route, TAM will become the only airline to offer non-stop flights between the Brazilian and Argentinean capitals, allowing passengers to reach their destination more quickly. The new flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, configured for Business and Economy classes....

2008-06-30 09:03:03

Brazil considering restriction on unhealthy food ads RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian Ministry of Health is considering restricting the advertising of unhealthy food on television and magazines. A study from the University of Brasilia (UnB) said Friday that 72 percent of food ads stimulate consumption of products with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. Of them, 18 percent were about fast-food products, and 14 percent processed beverages. On Thursday,...

2007-07-13 06:15:46

By Filho, Roberpaulo Barboza Domingues, Lucilia; Naves, Luciana; Ferraz, Elenice; Et al Abstract The aims of the present study were to identify the cause of hyperprolactinemia in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to compare prolactin (PRL) levels between PCOS women without hyperprolactinemia and women with insulin resistance and without PCOS. A group of 82 women (age: 27.1 +- 7.6 years) with PCOS was included in the study. Their PRL levels were measured and compared with those of women...

2006-08-09 20:22:24

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks increasingly hard to beat in Brazil's October 1 election after extending his lead over main rival Geraldo Alckmin, analysts said on Wednesday. Two polls released on Tuesday showed Lula would defeat Alckmin by a 23 percent and 28 percent margin. The president had a 16-point lead over the former Sao Paulo state governor last month. The new data also showed Lula would win an absolute majority and...

2006-08-09 13:50:38

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks increasingly hard to beat in Brazil's October 1 election after extending his lead over main rival Geraldo Alckmin, analysts said on Wednesday. Two polls released on Tuesday showed Lula would defeat Alckmin by a 23 percent and 28 percent margin. The president had a 16-point lead over the former Sao Paulo state governor last month. The new data also showed Lula would win an absolute majority and...

2006-07-07 09:10:00

By Peter Blackburn SERRA PELADA, Brazil (Reuters) - As Brazil's election campaign heats up, prospectors in a violent corner of the Amazon jungle are urging President Lula to make good on a 2002 promise to reopen the world's largest open-air gold mine. The mine at Serra Pelada was the scene of a gold rush in the 1980s but the government closed it in 1992 when surface deposits became depleted. Since then peasant miners have been fighting to get the government to reopen it. Lula, like most of...

2006-04-19 17:31:19

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's main opposition presidential candidate said on Wednesday he did not favor attempting to remove President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by impeachment over a corruption scandal that has already cost some of his closest aides their jobs. Opposition politicians have revived the idea of impeaching Lula after the public prosecutor last week issued a damning report against the ruling Workers' Party, or PT. The report did not blame Lula...

2006-04-06 15:51:19

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Eight members of the ethics committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress resigned in protest on Thursday, following the acquittal of several House members who were accused of accepting bribes and illicit campaign contributions. The resignations follow the acquittal of former House leader Joao Paulo Cunha of the ruling Workers' Party, or PT, in a vote by the House plenary on Wednesday. He is the eighth of 18 congressmen to have been...

2006-03-23 14:40:00

By Carolina Schwartz CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week. Experts say forward-thinking mayors have struck a balance in Curitiba between social and environmental concerns, providing an example for other cities in a country with a fifth of the world's biodiversity. Curitiba is a far cry from the polluted,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.