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2006-03-02 18:05:00

Brazil's president on Thursday approved a measure offering huge chunks of the Amazon jungle to timber companies that comply with tough restrictions aimed at preserving the world's largest rain forest.

2006-02-07 11:45:24

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - At 98, architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose modernist buildings and monuments are the centerpiece of Brazil's capital, still wants to surprise the world with new shapes of his beloved reinforced concrete.

2005-11-29 10:20:21

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won Brazil's presidency in October 2002 largely with the support of middle-class voters who had warmed to the former factory worker after he abandoned left-wing rhetoric and adopted mainstream policies.

2005-10-06 19:43:57

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States may retaliate by removing trade preferences worth more than $2 billion if Brazil insists on asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the right to impose $1 billion in sanctions on U.S.

2005-09-29 11:50:49

By Angus MacSwan BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A long corruption scandal in Brazil has left President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva battered and bruised -- but he is still standing as his opponents' assault begins to weaken. At the height of the crisis, his rivals were moving in for the kill.

2005-08-05 14:52:55

By Isabel Versiani and Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Business leaders urged Brazil's president on Friday to resume pressing Congress to approve economic reforms despite a bribery scandal that has brought lawmakers' work to a halt.

2005-08-01 10:28:36

By Glenn Somerville BRASILIA (Reuters) - A bubbling political scandal over alleged vote-hiring shouldn't derail Brazilian economic reforms that U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow wants to support during an official visit, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

2005-08-01 08:25:59

By Glenn Somerville BRASILIA (Reuters) - A bubbling political scandal over alleged vote-hiring shouldn't derail Brazilian economic reforms that U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow wants to support during an official visit, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

2005-07-28 13:24:54

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's president is asking old leftist allies to help him fight the worst crisis of his tenure, but the former union leader has angered supporters by cutting social spending so his pleas got a mixed reception.

2005-07-19 22:18:56

By Ricardo Amaral and Natuza Nery BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A congressional probe into a bribery scandal on Tuesday focused on a businessman's loans that may be tied to the votes-for-cash case paralyzing the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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