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2011-06-21 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered remarks at the 2011 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Department of State. The former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, and the former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, were jointly selected to receive the 2011 World Food Prize for their...

2011-03-16 10:59:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American Jewish Committee leadership delegation today concluded a three-day visit to Brasilia and Sao Paulo. Earlier, the group traveled to Santiago and Buenos Aires. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Among the highlights of the visit to Brazil was a 90-minute meeting with Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota. The conversation focused on Brazil-U.S. relations in anticipation of President Obama's...

2010-12-01 09:49:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon declined 14 percent from August 2009 to July 2010, reaching the lowest rates ever recorded for the second consecutive year, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today in Brasília. Satellite images analyzed by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) show that an estimated 6,450 square kilometers of forests were cleared in the 12-month period, bringing rates to...

2010-08-31 19:56:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In an article in the pioneer edition of Jornal do Brasil (www.jb.com.br) as the first 100% digital newspaper in the country, this Wednesday (9/1/2010), President Lula highlights "JB's tradition of innovation." Lula emphasizes, "Brazil needs good newspapers. It does not matter if they are printed or on electronic platforms." For Lula, "starting today, Jornal do Brasil begins a new phase of daring." Read the entire article below, as published in the...

2009-11-12 15:56:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon dropped 45.7 percent from August 2008 to July 2009, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today during a meeting with state governors and mayors in Brasilia. According to new data based on analysis of satellite imagery by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), an estimate of 7,008 square kilometers of forest were cleared in Brazil during the 12-month period, the lowest rate...

2009-06-12 06:20:00

According to a new study, researchers say that deforesting large swathes of the Amazon to clear land for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress. The study examined some 286 Amazon municipalities and found that clearing forests offered only short-lived economic benefits that were soon reversed. In the most recent issue of the journal Science, the researchers use their data to argue that the deforestation cycle helps neither people nor nature in the long-run. They further...

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