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2012-07-31 06:24:00

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent decades, criminal bands in Medellin and Rio de Janeiro have tried to impose a rule of terror supported by a constant influx of dollars from one of the most profitable businesses in the world: illegal drug trafficking. Due to the great demand for narcotics - a market generating billions of dollars each year - drug trafficking has been a force powerful enough to create parallel governments in these important Latin American cities. Against all odds,...

2012-07-26 14:21:58

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil launched a brand new international campaign for tourist promotion during a ceremony held at the London Film Museum yesterday. Titled "The World Meets in Brazil. Come Celebrate Life," the campaign has been created by the Ministry of Tourism and Embratur (the Brazilian Tourism Board) to promote Brazil as the host of major sporting events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Photo:...

2012-07-18 23:03:09

This is what Greedy monsters, the game developed by the Brazilian game developer studio MTI Studio in a partnership with “Aqueles Caras” brings to us. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Who said that a casual game has to strictly follow the rules the word “Casual” implies? Yes, the main feature a player seeks in a game like this is indeed the fun factor, but not necessarily knowledge, and issues that can add value to the context of the game must be out....

2012-07-12 06:21:01

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Having received approval from both U.S. and Brazilian authorities, American Airlines will launch 17 additional frequencies between the United States and Brazil beginning this fall. These new routes provide American's customers with even more choices and seamless travel options when traveling to and from Latin America. "Customers have told us they desire more service to South America's largest country and economy," said Virasb Vahidi,...

2012-07-12 10:39:31

Although a walkout by disgruntled activists may have grabbed headlines, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro last month did produce hundreds of individual commitments from participants with potential for having major impacts. That's the topic of the cover story of this week's Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. C&EN Senior Correspondent Cheryl Hogue...

2012-07-09 18:20:25

SAO PAULO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- T4F Entretenimento S.A. ("T4F") (BM&FBovespa: SHOW3) - TIME FOR FUN (T4F), the leader in the live entertainment industry in Latin America, hereby announces that it has renewed the long-term lease of Citibank Hall, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The contract provides for the exclusive right to operate the venue until 2018 under the same current format, in which T4F holds total control of the venue's calendar and naming rights, ticketing, and...

2012-06-25 23:01:18

Company Offers Corporate to Bank Connectivity Solutions Unique to Brazilian Market Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, announced today that nine out of the top 10 banks in Brazil use GXS´s Corporate to Bank connectivity solutions to connect to their corporate customers. As part of its commitment to financial services in the region, GXS is participating in the upcoming SWIFT Latin American Regional Conference 2012 from June...

2012-06-21 02:21:20

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Obscura Digital, the San Francisco based visualization company, teamed up with Wildlife Works to deliver a critical message about our planet by creating a large-scale architectural projection experience for the global launch of the Code REDD Campaign. On the eve of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio's historic architectural landmark Arcos da Lapa became a storytelling canvas, revealing the devastating effects of...

2012-06-19 06:20:53

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced from its UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process powered flights to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio+20 Conference brings together world leaders, governments and other participants to discuss worldwide sustainable development. In a project led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the first...

2012-06-18 10:21:07

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating an index of sustainable development, enabling the opening of markets to countries that adopt correct environmental practices, and an international fund for the financing and dissemination of technology to contribute to agricultural development and livestock with respect to the environment are two of the proposals of the agricultural sector for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio +20. "Brazil, which produces...