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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...

2010-03-12 08:58:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amil Participacoes S.A. (Bovespa: AMIL3) ("Amilpar"), in accordance with CVM Instruction 358 of January 3, 2002, informs that it has signed through its subsidiary Amil Assistencia Medica Internacional Ltda. ("Amil") "Contract for Purchase and Sale of Quotas under Suspensive Condition," regarding the totality of quotas representatives of ASL - Assistencia a Saude Ltda. ("ASL") capital for the amount of R$ 8.6 million, to be paid as...

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2009-02-17 14:14:48

Increasing economic demands are causing many farms and industries to close in on the world's largest wetland. Located in Brazil, the Pantanal region is larger than England and home to various ecosystems and a wide variety of animals "“ from jaguars and otters to endangered Hyacinth Macaws. "It's a type of Noah's Ark but it risks running aground," biologist and tour guide Elder Brandao de Oliveira told Reuters. In addition to being home to the greatest concentration of wildlife in the...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

Brazilian airline TAM has announced that it will launch a new daily service from the Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Orlando, US on November 21, 2008. The new daily service to Orlando will be the airline's 18th international destination. The airline will operate the new service using Airbus A330 aircraft, with a total capacity of 213 passengers. Paulo Branco, vice president of commerce and planning at TAM, said: "The new route is part of the company's strategy for selective...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

Air Canada and Brazilian airline TAM have signed an agreement to expand their networks on a codeshare basis between Brazil and Canada. This bilateral agreement also provides for reciprocal travel reward benefits for the members of the carriers' frequent flyer programs, Aeroplan and TAM Fidelidade. The introduction of codeshare services and reciprocal travel reward benefits is planned to take effect in November 2008, subject to government approval. Through connections at the Sao Paulo...

2008-09-16 21:00:20

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM will begin two direct flights between Rio de Janeiro and the United States. The company's passengers may fly these new routes in Executive or Economy class. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/SPTH002LOGO ) "Rio de Janeiro's market is strategic for TAM. Therefore we are increasingly investing in the services we provide. The Rio de Janeiro-Miami and Rio de Janeiro-New York flights demonstrate our commitment to...

2008-09-11 09:00:27

American Airlines has announced that it will launch daily flights from Miami, US, to the Brazilian cities of Salvador and Recife on November 2, 2008, and three times-weekly flights from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on November 4, 2008. The airline said that it is offering special introductory fares to all three Brazilian cities for travel through May 2009, as well as double AAdvantage miles for travel through mid-February 2009. American Airlines's introductory fares start at $425 each...

2008-09-08 09:00:31

Brazil to privatize two airports to ease air traffic congestion RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Defense Minister Nelson Jobim announced on Friday that Rio's two state-owned international airports, Tom Jobim and Campinas Viracopos, are to be privatized in a bid to ease air traffic congestion. "Both airports need renovations immediately to expand their traffic capacity to ease the air traffic congestion in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos and Congonhas airports, which are currently 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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