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Brazil foreign minister urges China to improve GMO approvals

25 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said on Thursday that the country must work with China to reduce non-tariff barriers to agriculture trade, including improving the process for genetically modified goods.

RPT-China could agree to import more Brazilian meat from next month -ambassador

16 Apr 2019

BRASILIA, April 16 China could agree to allow more Brazilian meat imports following high-level talks set for May, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil told Reuters on Monday.

China could agree to import more Brazilian meat from next month -ambassador

16 Apr 2019

BRASILIA, April 16 China could agree to allow more Brazilian meat imports following high-level talks set for May, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil told Reuters on Monday.

Brazil president creates body to pardon environmental fines

12 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has created a regulatory body with the power to forgive or revise environmental fines, a move to rein in what he has called an "industry of fines" that he sees threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers.

U.S. science museum 'concerned' by event to honor Brazil's Bolsonaro

12 Apr 2019

BRASILIA The American Museum of Natural History said on Friday that it is "concerned" an event booked to be held at the New York museum will honor far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as a "person of the year," a move that has triggered online outrage.

Brazil minister says he will shrink, not replace environmental agency

09 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil intends to reduce the size of its environmental policymaking body but does not plan to have it report to a new council controlled by President Jair Bolsonaro as his aides proposed last year, a government minister said on Monday.

Brazil won't complete rural registry to fight deforestation in 2019, but will still launch programme

03 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil will have difficulty meeting a year-end deadline to complete a registry that matches all rural properties to their owners, a step in the fight against illegal deforestation, the country's forestry director, Valdir Colatto, said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Rumo wins auction to operate freight railway; shares jump

28 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, March 28 Brazilian logistics company Rumo SA on Thursday won an auction to build and operate a 1,537-kilometer freight railway for 30 years, with a bid of 2.7 billion reais ($694 million), according to the government.

Brazil to privatize some of its most famous national parks starting this year

27 Mar 2019

BRASILIA Brazil aims to begin privatizing the management of its national parks this year, including some of its most famous natural tourist sites, the country's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday.

Venezuela breaks contract to supply Brazilian state with energy: minister

26 Mar 2019

BRASILIA Brazil Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Tuesday that Venezuela had not complied with its contract to supply northern Roraima state with energy since March 7.

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