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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.

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.

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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.

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.

2007-06-06 18:00:24

By TALES AZZONI SAO PAULO, Brazil - The theft of a rare Amazon monkey from a Brazilian zoo could harm biologists' efforts to repopulate the endangered species, zoo officials said Wednesday.

2005-10-31 10:23:33

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Italian screen legend Claudia Cardinale, French director Roman Polanski and Spanish star Victoria Abril are due to be special guests at a film festival in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, Brazil, next weekend, organizers said.

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2005-10-13 08:33:26

Authorities on Wednesday began a massive relief effort to help thousands of families along the Amazon River hurt by a serious drought that has made river travel to many jungle areas nearly impossible, officials said.

2005-10-10 11:04:22

By Terry Wade MANAQUIRI, Brazil (Reuters) - The worst drought in more than 40 years is damaging the world's biggest rainforest, plaguing the Amazon basin with wildfires, sickening river dwellers with tainted drinking water, and killing fish by the millions as streams dry up.

2005-10-04 14:40:00

As the Amazon River floods every year, a sizeable portion of South America sinks several inches because of the extra weight – and then rises again as the waters recede, a study has found.


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