Agência Brasil

Agência Brasil (ABR) is the national public news agency, run by the Brazilian government. It is a part of the public media corporation Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), created in 2007 to unite two government media enterprises Radiobrás and TVE (Televisão Educativa). It is publishing contents under CC-BY.

ABr is one of the most important Brazilian news agencies, that feeds thousands of regional newspapers and websites throughout Brazil but also national media outlets like Estadao, O Globo, Folha de S.Paulo, UOL and Terra.

Its headquarters are located in Brazilian capital, Brasília. There are also two regional offices located in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil–Germany relations

The relations between Brazil and Germany are the diplomatic relations between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Federal Republic of Germany. Brazil has an embassy in Berlin and consulates in Frankfurt and Munich, and Germany has an embassy in Brasília and consulates in Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Brazil–Lebanon relations

Brazil–Lebanon refers to the current and historical relations between the Brazil and Lebanon. Approximately 7 to 10 million Brazilians have Lebanese ancestry. Both nations are members of the Group of 24.

Brazil–Qatar relations

Brazil – Qatar relations are the bilateral relations between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the State of Qatar. Diplomatic relations were formed in 1974. Brazil has an embassy in Qatar's capital Doha. Qatar also has an embassy in the Brazilian capital of Brasília.

Cantidiano Valqueiro Barros Private Natural Heritage Reserve

The Cantidiano Valqueiro Barros Private Natural Heritage Reserve (Portuguese: Reserva Particulare do Patrimônio Natural Cantidiano Valgueiro de Carvalho Barros) is a private natural heritage reserve in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It protects an area of dry caatinga vegetation.

Council of South American Defense

The Council of South American Defense (Spanish: Consejo de Defensa Suramericano, Portuguese: Conselho de Defesa Sul-Americano, Dutch: Zuid-Amerikaanse Defensie Raad) is a mechanism that aims to promote the exchange of safety among the countries that make up the Union of South American Nations, such as military exchanges, experiences in peacekeeping missions, military exercises, confidence building measures mutual and coordinated assistance in areas of natural disasters, among others.Its statutes provide for a session once a year. Its resolutions are adopted by consensus.The Presidency has the responsibility to coordinate all the activities happening under the umbrella of the Council. The Presidency is exercised by the Pro Tempore President of UNASUR. Also, the Council has an advising body called the Center of Strategic Defencee Studies.The Defence Council is not a conventional military alliance like NATO, but it involves some regional military coordination.

Empresa Brasil de Comunicação

Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (Brazil Communication Company), aka EBC, is a Brazilian public company, created in 2007 to manage the federal government's broadcast network.

EBC is responsible for the content and management of TV Brasil, TV Brasil Internacional, eight EBC radio stations (Rádio Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Rádio Nacional AM de Brasília, Rádio Nacional FM de Brasília, Rádio Nacional da Amazônia, Rádio Nacional do Alto Solimões, Rádio MEC AM do Rio de Janeiro, Rádio MEC FM do Rio de Janeiro, e Rádio MEC AM de Brasília), the news agency Agência Brasil, audio news agency Radioagência Nacional and the EBC Portal. As part of the services provided by the holding, EBC is responsible for the government's official channel TV NBR, and the radio program A Voz do Brasil.

EBC is headed by a Director-President, currently, the journalist Laerte Rímoli, appointed by the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, on 17 May 2016. The previous Director-President for EBC, Ricardo Melo, was dismissed from its functions by then Acting President of Brazil, Michel Temer, and resorted to an appeal to the Supreme Court (STF - Supremo Tribunal Federal), arguing that the law which created EBC stated that its Director-President shall remain in its functions for four consecutive years and, as such, could not be dismissed. In June, Supreme Justice Dias Toffoli granted a primary injuction determining that Melo ought to return to its functions as Director-President. The same judge, Dias Toffoli, revoked his decision on September 8, 2016 and decided that Laerte Rímoli had the right to remain on the position of director-president.

Eugênio Bucci

Eugênio Bucci (Orlândia) is a Brazilian journalist, known for his works at many Brazilian publications and also for his time as president of Radiobras (now working under the name Agência Brasil).

Gilberto Occhi

Gilberto Magalhães Occhi is a Brazilian lawyer and politician member of the Progressistas (PP). He was Minister of Cities and of National Integration during the government of president Dilma Rousseff.

In 1 June 2016, then acting president Michel Temer nominated Occhi president of the Brazilian public bank Caixa Econômica Federal. Occhi left the presidency of the bank after he was nominated Minister of Health by president Temer, to substitute Ricardo Barros, who was running for reelection as federal deputy.

Gylmar dos Santos Neves

Gylmar dos Santos Neves (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈmaɾ duˈsɐ̃tus ˈnɛvis]; 22 August 1930 – 25 August 2013) known simply as Gilmar (with an i), was a Brazilian footballer who played goalkeeper for Corinthians and Santos and was a member of the Brazil national team in three World Cups. He was elected the best Brazilian goalkeeper of the 20th century and one of the best in the world by the IFFHS. He is remembered for his sober style on the pitch and his peaceful personality.In the book by Alex Bellos, Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, it is reported that Gilmar is named after his parents, Gilberto and Maria. Gilmar was the starting goalkeeper for Pelé's world-famous Santos and Brazilian national teams of the 1960s. Therefore, he's famous around the world as "Pelé's goalkeeper." In 1998, he was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit.

Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff

The impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the 36th President of Brazil, began on 2 December 2015 with a petition for her impeachment being accepted by Eduardo Cunha, then president of the Chamber of Deputies, and continued into late 2016. Rousseff, then more than 12 months into her second four-year term, was charged with criminal administrative misconduct and disregard for the federal budget in violation of article 85, items V and VI of the Constitution of Brazil and the Fiscal Responsibility Law, article 36.The petition also accused Rousseff of criminal responsibility for failing to act on the scandal at Brazilian national petroleum company, Petrobras, on account of allegations uncovered by the Operation Car Wash investigation, and for failing to distance herself from the suspects in that investigation. Rousseff was president of the Petrobras board of directors during the period covered by the investigation, and approved Petrobras' controversial acquisition of the Pasadena Refining System. However, the Petrobras charges were not included in the impeachment because Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot successfully argued that a sitting president could not be investigated while in office for crimes committed prior to election.Rousseff was formally impeached on 17 April 2016. On 12 May, the Senate voted to suspend Rousseff's powers for the duration of the trial, and Vice President Michel Temer became acting president. On 31 August 2016, the Senate removed President Rousseff from office by a 61–20 vote, finding her guilty of breaking Brazil's budget laws. Accordingly, Temer was sworn in as the 37th President of Brazil. Temer was accused by an Odebrecht executive of soliciting campaign donations in 2014 for his party. He faced trial along with Rousseff in the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in a complaint filed by Aécio Neves, the candidate narrowly defeated by Rousseff in the 2014 presidential runoff, over irregularities in their campaign funds—Rousseff had shared the PT-PMDB coalition ticket with Temer. On 9 June 2017 the court rejected, by a 4–3 vote, the allegations of campaign finance violations by the Rousseff-Temer ticket during the 2014 electoral campaign. As a result of that judgement, President Temer has remained in office and both Rousseff and Temer have retained their political rights.

Latin American Union of News Agencies

The Latin American Union of News Agencies (Spanish: Unión Latinoamericana de Noticias), or ULAN, is an alliance of news agencies based in Latin America. It was formed in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2011.

Nílton de Sordi

Nílton de Sordi (14 February 1931 – 24 August 2013), known simply as De Sordi, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a defender.

Operation Weak Meat

The Operation Carne Fraca or Operation Weak Meat in Brazilian media in English (Portuguese for meat of minor quality), is an action enforced by the Federal Police of Brazil, the Brazilian federal police, started on March 17, 2017 which investigated some of the country's largest meat processing companies.

The company JBS S.A., holding the trademarks Seara Alimentos, Swift Armour, Friboi and Vigor and also the BRF company, holding the trademarks Sadia and Perdigão are accused of having mixed rotten meat treated with chemical components into meat sold in Brazil and abroad.As a first consequence, more than 30 meat inspectors were fired.

They allegedly allowed rotten meat to be sold,

dates of expiration to be altered, disguised meat of poor quality, and mixed potentially carcinogenic chemical substances - according to Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa), sorbic acid and the not for use authorized Vitamin C.

TV Brasil

TV Brasil is a Brazilian public television network owned by Empresa Brasil de Comunicação. Its main headquarters are in Brasília, DF and Rio de Janeiro, RJ, with subsidiaries in São Paulo, SP and in São Luís, MA, as well as 21 states where its affiliated broadcasters operate, all components of the Rede Pública de Televisão.

Tereza Rachel

Tereza Rachel (August 19, 1935 - April 2, 2016) was a Brazilian actress.

University for International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony

The University for International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (Portuguese: Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira, UNILAB) is a public federal university located in Redenção, Ceará, Brazil. The city was chosen because it was the first Brazilian city to abolish slavery.The major courses offered are preferentially the ones included in the mutual interest of all countries in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. They are: Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guine Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique, Portugal and East Timor. Looking for international integration, 50% of the seats in the University are for international students from those countries.

According to Paulo Speller, the president of the commission that was responsible for creating the university, "in the first year (2010) the University had about 350 students from 8 different countries. In total the University might have more than 10.000 students when it is fully structured.".Currently, the Unilab has 4 campuses: The Liberdade Campus in Redenção, the Auroras Campus in Redenção, the Palmares Campus in Acarape and the Malês Campus in São Francisco do Conde.

Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar

Lieutenant-General Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar (1947 – January 6, 2006) was a Brazilian soldier. He was born in Bagé in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He served for 39 years in the Brazilian Army and eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General. He was married and had two children.

On September 1, 2005 he was selected to lead the military contingent of MINUSTAH, the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti, replacing his fellow Brazilian, Lieutenant-General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira.[1]Graduated at the Agulhas Negras Military Academy, he was a decorated officer. Having a great career, he was also a teacher at AMAN. He was nominated to lead the UN mission MINUSTAH in Haiti.

On January 7, 2006 General Bacellar was found dead, fallen from a chair on the balcony of his hotel room in Port-au-Prince. State news agency Agência Brasil said Lt. Gen. Urano Teixeira Da Matta Bacellar was the victim of "a firearms accident". Later that day, UN and Brazilian officials said that he appeared to have shot himself in the head, several days after national elections had been postponed for a fourth time. Bacellar was also a teacher of geography and of Brazilian Studies in military schools. He was 58 years old.[2][3][4]An autopsy was also performed, to determine the exact cause of death and the calibre of the weapon that killed him. On January 12, 2006, both the UN and the Brazilian government announced suicide as the official cause of death.On January 2011, Diplomatic cables from 2005 and 2006 released by WikiLeaks in the United States diplomatic cables leak, revealed that Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández suspected Bacellar had been assassinated by a group of Contras led by Guy Philippe, a former soldier and police chief and a Haitian anti-Aristide "rebel" leader that had been armed by the USA.The same cables also reveal that the contras, accordingly to President Fernandez, had the mandate of creating chaos in Haiti and had even killed a Canadian and a Jordanian MINUSTAH member in the past and that the killing could have been a response to Bacellar's reluctancy in using force in Haiti's shanty town Cité Soleil regardless pressure from Washington and a pressure campaign by Chamber of Commerce head Reginald Boulos and André Apaid, the latter a sweatshop king in Haiti and both main figures in the civic front named Group 184 that played a main role in ousting President Aristide in the 2004 coup.

His position as leader of the military contingent of MINUSTAH was temporarily filled by Chilean General Eduardo Aldunate Herman. On January 17, 2006, it was announced that Brazilian General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro Pereira would be the permanent replacement for Bacellar as the head of the United Nations' Haiti military force.His body was returned to Brasília to burial with full military honours in Rio de Janeiro.

Usiminas Airport

Usiminas Airport (IATA: IPN, ICAO: SBIP), also known as Steel Valley Regional Airport, is the airport serving Ipatinga, Brazil, located in the adjoining municipality of Santana do Paraíso.

It is administrated by Socicam.

Yasodara Córdova

Yasodara Córdova (born 1980), also known as Yaso, is an activist, coder, designer and researcher. Her work has focused on technologies to improve the democratic process, using open data, online identity, and privacy approaches. She is currently a research fellow at the Digital Harvard Kennedy School, and affiliate to the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard. She has been part of several Ministries in Brazil, the United Nations and the W3C. As an activist, she is co-founder and advisor of multiple initiatives around Internet hacktivism.

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