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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...

2008-08-19 09:00:48

American Airlines has announced that it will expand its services to Brazil by launching new flights to Belo Horizonte, Salvador de Bahia, and Recife on November 2, 2008, all from its Miami hub in Florida, US. The airline said that the service from Miami to both Belo Horizonte and Salvador de Bahia will operate non-stop, with the Salvador de Bahia flight continuing on to Recife and then returning to Miami. The Belo Horizonte flight will operate three days a week. Service to Salvador de Bahia...

2008-08-18 12:00:37

MIAMI, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will add three destinations in Brazil to its route network in November, further growing its presence in South America's largest country while expanding its leadership position in flights from the United States to Latin America. American, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, will begin serving the cities of Belo Horizonte, Salvador de Bahia, and Recife in Brazil on Nov. 2, all from American's Miami hub. Service...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

Brazilian airline TAM and TAP Portugal, the Portuguese flag carrier, are expanding their codeshare agreement to offer daily flights between Portugal and Argentina through Brazil. The expanded partnership allows TAP to sell, with its own code, the flights operated by TAM to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via the Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. With the commencement of this expanded partnership, passengers can check-in and send their luggage just once in the Portuguese cities of...

2008-07-30 06:00:43

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:RIO) (Rio de Janeiro), the world's largest iron ore producer, is advancing its Serra Sul iron ore project, located about 60 kilometers (km) southwest of the city of Parauapebas, in Brazil's Para State. Serra Sul is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2011, with production starting by early 2012. The planned investment for Serra Sul is $10.1 billion with planned expenses for 2008 of $145...

2008-07-16 15:00:24

Brazil reduces estimate of 2008 Amazon rainforest destruction RIO DE JANEIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian Environment Minister Carlos Minc Tuesday said the government has revised its estimate of the Amazon rainforest's total destruction area for 2008 from 15,000 to 13,000 square km. According to the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the deforestation in the Amazon region registered 1,096 square km in May, down from 1,123 square km in April. The minister said at a press...

2008-06-30 06:02:31

Brazilian airline TAM has announced that it will launch a weekly direct flight between the cities of Cabo Frio, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, between July 5, 2008 and August 9, 2008. The new service will be offered using the Airbus A320 aircraft, which has a capacity of up to 174 passengers. The airline currently operates 49 regular weekly flights to Buenos Aires, with departures from Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre,...

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2008-01-24 13:45:00

A report issued late Wednesday showed that Amazon deforestation rose dramatically from August to December of last year, as land was cleared for soy and cattle. The report has prompted Environment Minister Marina Silva and other ministers to hold a top-level emergency meeting today with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.  Brazilian media reported that the president and the ministers would discuss emergency measures to reduce deforestation. Jungle is typically cleared in the Amazon...


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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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