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2011-08-03 14:46:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has named Mr. Carlos Aguiar, Former Chief Executive Officer of Fibria, as the 2011 Latin American CEO of the Year. The award will be presented to Luciana Aguiar, Mr. Aguiar's daughter, who will receive the award in his place as he won't be able to attend RISI's 6th Latin American Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 29 - 31, 2011. (Logo:...

2011-06-02 08:09:00

SAO PAULO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos has operated for over 12 years as one of the leading Brazilian companies in the infrastructure sector, with a strong presence in the toll road, port administration and power generation segments. Its stock is listed on the Novo Mercado special corporate governance segment of the BM&FBovespa S.A. - Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange and its management is based on ethics, transparency and respect for...

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2011-05-19 13:45:29

An increase in deforestation in March and April in the Amazon has led Brazil to announce the creation of an emergency task force. According to official statistics, 368 square miles of the Amazon has been deforested, which is six times the amount during the same period last year. Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, who announced the increase, said the task force will be comprised of government experts and representatives of states badly impacted by recent deforestation. "Our goal is to...

2011-05-11 05:00:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Terasol Energy, LLC (www.terasolenergy.com) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Kaiima Bio Agritech (www.kaiima.com), a leading seed company based in Israel, to commercialize Kaiima's proprietary castor varieties in Brazil. This agreement provides Terasol with the exclusive right to market Kaiima's proprietary castor varieties in the Mato Grosso state. Kaiima uses its proprietary technology to produce the highest yielding, most...

2011-05-04 13:14:00

SAO PAULO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClickOn (www.clickon.com.br), one of the leading group buying sites in Brazil, closed a round of financing with Mosaico (www.mosaicointernet.com), an Organizacoes Globo company focused on investing in Internet businesses. With the deal, Mosaico now detains 40% of ClickOn. The group-buying market in Brazil should exceed USD$ 700 million in sales in 2011 and continues to be the fastest growing business model in the Brazilian Internet landscape. "The...

2011-03-22 20:20:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMIL PARTICIPACOES S.A. (BM&FBovespa: AMIL3; Bloomberg: AMIL3 BZ; Reuters: AMIL3 SA), the largest healthcare company in Brazil, informs its Shareholders that the Board of Directors of the Company, in a meeting held on March 21, 2011, approved the payment of Dividends at the amount of R$ 0.1118 per common share, corresponding to the total amount of R$ 40 million. The payment will be made on May 5, 2011, based on shareholders' position as of...

2011-01-13 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that two additional SITECH® Technology Dealers have been established in Brazil. SITECH Sul Brazil and SITECH Noroeste Brazil join the premier network of SITECH dealerships--the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor. With the addition of Sul Brazil and...

2010-11-12 03:00:00

SAO PAULO, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Actis, a global emerging markets private equity specialist, has invested US$53m in Gtex, a cleaning products company based in Brazil, whose stable of brands include, Urca, UFE and Amazon. Following this investment, Actis will initiate a comprehensive growth plan for Gtex in the Brazilian market to include new product lines, geographical expansion, and acquisitions. Gtex holds a large portfolio of cleaning products, with a strong presence...

2010-09-14 18:24:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amil Participacoes S.A. ("Amilpar") (BM&FBovespa: AMIL3), in accordance with CVM Instruction 358, of January 3, 2002, informs that it signed today through its subsidiary Amil Assistencia Medica Internacional S.A. ("Amil"), a Purchase Agreement with the controlling shareholders of Excelsior Med Ltda. ("Saude Excelsior") for the acquisition and transference of the totality of the representative quotas of Saude Excelsior's capital. The...

2010-09-14 09:01:00

SAO PAULO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and BM&FBovespa: GOLL4), (S&P/Fitch: BB-/BB-, Moody's: Ba3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces that GOLLOG, its cargo transport division, has opened a new terminal in Congonhas airport, in the city of Sao Paulo. The installations are three times larger than the previous facilities on Pedro Bueno Street, and they will be offering all the services available in the...


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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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