Scientists have discovered the river reef is far bigger, and more important, than first thought – a biodiversity hotspot on a par with the Great Barrier Reef. Now they face a race to protect it from big oil.There is a flickering, bright glimmer of sky as the two-person submarine descends beneath the muddy equatorial waters to a place no human has ever seen – a vast, complex coral reef at the mouth of the world’s greatest river. Thirty metres under the murky plume of the sediment-heavy Amazon, the sub enters a darker, richer world. A school of curious remora fish…
Oil companies planning to drill near a vast coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have calculated that the unique ecosystem has a 30% chance of being affected in the event of an oil spill. 'We are rewriting the textbooks': first dives to Amazon coral reef stun scientistsRead moreThe unique reef system astonished marine biologists when its existence was widely revealed last year, and is believed it could be the home for dozens of previously unknown species. But activists warn that an oil spill could irreparably damage the 1,000 kilometre-long ecosystem before scientists have even had a chance…
Geddel Vieira Lima, ‘one of the principle articulators of the Michel Temer government’, detained a week after embattled president was charged.Brazilian police have arrested a close ally of the country’s embattled president Michel Temer, just as he seemed to be marshalling forces to fight a corruption crisis that has shaken his administration to its foundations. Geddel Vieira Lima, a former cabinet minister who resigned in November, was detained in the north-eastern state of Bahia in a police operation investigating irregularities at a government-controlled bank.The arrest came a week after Brazil’s prosecutor-general charged Temer and an aide and former lawmaker with…
Starting a business in Brazil takes an average of 100 days. São Paulo mayor João Doria wants it to happen in 48 hours.Marcelo Sasso worked in the finance department of a São Paulo advertising firm, and was good at his job. So good, in fact, that friends and acquaintances often came to him for advice. This raised a question: Why not start his own financial administration and consulting company?
Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has commenced operations on the new light-rail vehicle (LRV) system, a move that comes just ahead of the Olympic Games this year. Built in a two-phased approach, the 28km tramway network has three lines and 31 stations. Phase I included the installation of the Vila de Mídia-Santo Cristo-Praça Mauá-Cinelândia stretch, and Phase II covers the Central-Barcas, Santo Cristo-América-Central-Candelária, América-Vila de Mídia, and Barcas-Santos Dumont parts. The line was constructed and will be operated by VLT Carioca consortium, which comprises of CCR, OTP, INVEPAR, RIOPAR, BRT, and RATP Dév. Alstom is providing a full integrated…
police and protesters clashed in Brazil as a massive general strike put major cities on lockdown yesterday night. Cops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at union workers, who were protesting President Michel Temer’s proposal to loosen labour rules and trim pension benefits, after they set tyres alright and blocked roads with burning barricades.
Deforestation in Brazil is at a nine-year high. President Michel Temer's political horse trading could make it worse.Brazilian President Michel Temer’s June 26 indictment on corruption allegations marked a new peak in the country’s political crisis. While the charges grabbed global headlines, they also overshadowed the environmental crisis unfolding in the Brazilian Amazon, where vast tracts of protected forests and indigenous territories are under growing threat. Brazilian forests are being felled at the fastest rate in nearly a decade, with the rate of deforestation jumping 29 percent since 2015 and 75 percent since 2012, according to satellite monitoring. Instead of…
Despite the corruption scandal that emerged in March regarding its meat industry, Brazil is still attracting a stream of foreign direct investment. Leather International considers the market in the resilient South American nation.Brazil is still reeling from the results of a two-year police investigation that revealed how meat-packers paid off inspectors and politicians to overlook infractions including processing rotten meat and shipping exports with traces of salmonella.
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Volunteer in Brazil - Summer Programs

Volunteer in Brazil in one of our Summer Volunteer Programs. Accomplish something amazing this summer, and improve your CV too. Whether you are on a summer break from studies or from life, volunteering or interning abroad can be at once a hugely fulfilling and fun personal experience as well as a change to gain vocational experience which is often difficult to find at home. Any volunteering abroad program will boost your employability. We have summer programs and internships in medical and dental projects as well as teaching and childcare, among a range of other interesting opportunities. Note also that most of…
Fazenda Santa Clara is a tourist attraction located in the Brazilian municipality of Santa Rita de Jacutinga in the state of Minas Gerais. The farmer and miner born in São João del Rei , then captaincy of Minas Gerais, Luiz Fortes de Sã and Bustamante took over in the late eighteenth century , the position of chief guard of the record of Black River. But Luiz withdrew from office and replaced by his brother Francisco Dionisio Strong Bustamante , who moved with his wife and children in Rio Preto , in 1800 approximately . In 1824 his son Francisco Bustamante…
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