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BRICS should unite, cooperate to uphold multilateralism: senior Chinese official

BRASILIA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The five BRICS countries should strengthen unity and cooperation to uphold multilateralism and promote the development of the international order in a more just and rational direction, a senior Chinese official has said.

Speaking at the 9th Meeting of the BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues held here from Thursday to Friday.

Brazil expected to create 91,000 temp jobs in Christmas season

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15 (NNN-Xinhua) — Brazil’s National Trade Confederation (CNC) announced that they expect 91,000 temporary jobs will be created in the upcoming holiday season.

The figure is the highest estimated in the past six years and, if confirmed, will represent a 4-percent increase year-on-year.

The Christmas season is expected to bring 35.9 billion reals to the retail sector in Brazil, the CNC estimates.

Brazil expected to create 91,000 temp jobs in Christmas season

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's National Trade Confederation (CNC) announced on Monday that they expect 91,000 temporary jobs will be created in the upcoming holiday season.

The figure is the highest estimated in the past six years and, if confirmed, will represent a 4-percent increase year-on-year.

The Christmas season is expected to bring 35.9 billion reals (about 8.7 billion U.S. dollars) to the retail sector in Brazil, the CNC estimates.

Brazil expresses concern over escalation of tensions in Syria

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government released on Friday an official statement expressing its worry over an escalation of tensions in Syria.

According to the statement, published by the country's foreign ministry, the Brazilian government is following the recent escalation of tensions in Syria's northeastern region "with great concern."

EU opens probe into Boeing tie-ups with Brazil's Embraer

5 October 2019; AFP: The EU said Friday it had opened an "in-depth investigation" into plans by US aviation giant Boeing to form joint ventures with the world's number three planemaker, Brazil's Embraer, citing competition concerns.

The European Commission is "concerned that the proposed transaction may remove Embraer as the third largest global competitor in the already highly concentrated commercial aircraft industry," it said in a statement.

Arrows and smartphones: daily life of Amazon Tembe tribe

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — They hunt with bows and arrows, fish for piranhas and gather wild plants, while some watch soap operas on TV or check the internet on phones inside thatch-roof huts.

They paint their faces with dyes from seeds to prepare for battle and also use video technology to fight illegal loggers and other threats.

Daily life in the remote Tembe indigenous villages in the Amazon jungle of Brazil mixes tradition and modernity.

Brazil, Argentina sign free trade agreement in automotive sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Brazil and Argentina signed on Thursday a free trade agreement for the automotive sector in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The deal, which was agreed upon last month, foresees free trade of vehicles starting from July 1, 2029. Brazil and Argentina will gradually phase out trade tariffs for each other in the automotive sector.

Major oil spill along the Brazilian coastline of eight states, 3.000 kilometers

BRASILIA, Oct 1 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) — An oil spill has contaminated beaches and coastline across eight Brazilian states, the country’s environment agency said, although authorities are still stumped as to its origin.

Environmental agency Ibama said that beaches along a 3,000-kilometer coastline of Brazil’s Northeast region had been hit by the spill. It said some oil-coated birds and sea turtles had been washed up and were being treated.

Brazilian President Signs Law To Reduce Bureaucracy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 22 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, signed into law, the Provisional Measure of Economic liberalisation bill, which seeks to reduce bureaucracy in business activities.

It was Bolsonaro’s first governmental act, since the beginning of the month, when he had to undergo an hernia surgery.

According to the government, the new law will reduce bureaucracy and make it easier for Brazilians to start a business and close deals.

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