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TACV launch Natal flights, their 5th new destination in 3 months

Fast developing national carrier of the Cabo Verde Islands, TACV, has announced in fifth new destination within the past three months with the launch of its new service from it base in Praia to the North Eastern Brazilain City of Joao Pessao in addition to recently launched Natal and Fortelaza. The new once weekly service… Read more »

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Brazil Airlines Covet Europe With Tam Hub

Latam Airlines Group SA, the biggest airline in Latin America, is planning to create an international hub in northeastern Brazil as it seeks to tap demand for flights to Europe and compete with a Portuguese rival. Creating a hub in Natal, Fortaleza or Recife would give fliers, easier and more direct access across the Atlantic,… Read more »

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China and Brazil confirm trade and investment deals worth billions

Chinese premier Li Keqiang lifted the wraps Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar series of trade and investment deals with Brazil, as Beijing looks to invest $50bn in South America’s largest economy. The news unveiled on the Chinese official visit is a huge boon for Brazil as it endures a fifth straight year of low growth after… Read more »

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Brazil plans to ‘nationalise’ rainforest in pioneering plan to protect Amazon

The Brazilian rainforest could be effectively nationalised under a draft bill being considered by the country’s MPs. The proposed legislation would recognise the sovereignty of Brazil over the Amazon’s natural resources and set up a national Amazonian policy council with the aim of enshrining environmental protection and regulating economic activities in the rainforest. Should the… Read more »

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14% Increase in Brazilian Ecotourism in 2014

Ecotourism is one of the sectors recording a major increase in foreign currency revenue in Brazil, almost quadrupling the 2006 figure, which put the number of tourists at 1.9 million. Last year a total of 7.3 million tourists decided to visit state protected areas in Brazil (national parks, forests, biological reserves and other nature conservation… Read more »