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2010-06-11 09:36:00

SAO PAULO, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, will begin flying to Saint Marteen (Netherlands Antilles) in the Caribbean as of June 12. These flights, initially under the charter system, will take place on Saturdays under the VARIG brand, although the Company has already applied for authorization from the authorities to operate regular flights. "The new...

2010-05-19 16:16:00

SAO PAULO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Novelis Inc., the worldwide leader in aluminum rolled products and can recycling, has signed a multi-year agreement with Rexam, a leading global beverage can producer and the domestic leader in Brazil, to supply aluminum sheet for can production. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070809/NOVELISLOGO ) Under this agreement, Novelis will be the sole supplier of can body sheet for Rexam's ten Brazilian...

2010-03-23 16:04:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Crown Embalagens S.A., plans to double the production capacity of its Estancia, Brazil beverage can plant as well as double the planned capacity at its beverage can plant currently being constructed in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. This investment is being made to meet the growing demand for beverage cans for...

2009-09-16 16:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, CROWN Embalagens S.A., plans to build a new $60 million beverage can plant in Brazil. The new facility is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2011 and will have an initial annual capacity of 700 million cans. The new plant will be located in Southern Brazil to meet the growing demand of that region. CROWN Embalagens has...

2009-09-02 11:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer will share background and inside stories about America's most iconic political family. Leamer's comprehensive trilogy, The Kennedy Men, The Kennedy Women and Sons of Camelot, has been lauded by The Washington Post, among others. During complimentary interactive presentations aboard Crystal Symphony's 15-day December 5 cruise from Manaus to Buenos Aires, Leamer will discuss these and other notable...

2009-04-30 07:41:00

SAO PAULO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), Brazil's low-cost airline, announces that it has received approval from Anac, the Brazilian civil aviation authority, to operate regular flights from Santos Dumont airport (Rio de Janeiro) to Belo Horizonte (Confins airport), Brasilia and Vitoria. Flights to Vitoria have begun with five daily frequencies, three of which operate Monday through Saturday, two other frequencies...

2009-04-17 15:27:00

SAO PAULO, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM's (NYSE: TAM; Bovespa: TAMM4) cargo unit, TAM Cargo, and TAP Cargo signed a contract today during Intermodal South America 2009 that expands the range of destinations served by both companies' cargo operations. TAM Cargo will serve 15 new locations in Europe and Africa. TAP Cargo will in turn be able to deliver cargo to 15 additional destinations throughout Brazil and the rest of South America. (Logo:...

2008-10-04 00:00:11

FAMILY TRAVEL Q My husband and I are planning a family holiday to Brazil over the Christmas holidays and are keen to visit the Amazon at some point during the trip. We have wildlife-obsessed twin sons (aged 14) and would like to stay at a lodge that is suitably family-friendly but which will also give us a reasonably "authentic" experience. Any ideas? M Harper, via email A You're right to be choosy. In some instances, tourism to the Amazon region has helped to protect the environment...

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2008-09-12 09:05:00

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Wednesday announced a 350-million-real ($196.6 million U.S. dollar) project for getting better cartographic knowledge of the Amazon. The president made the announcement at the Fourth International Fair of the Amazon, an exhibition promoting the products and technologies in the region in the Amazon city of Manaos. The so-called Cartographic Project of the Amazon intends to update the terrestrial, geological and nautical maps of the Amazon region....

2008-08-28 09:00:55

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will launch a non-stop service between the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, US, and the Eduardo Gomez International Airport in Manaus, Brazil, beginning on December 19, 2008. The airline has also announced that it will start new service between Atlanta and the Fortaleza International Airport via the Guararapes International Airport in Recife, Brazil, on December 21, 2008. This new service increases the number of weekly...