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Brazil Culture & Regional News

In Brazil on February 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Render of the International Trade Centre for Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (Source: Skyscrapercity.com).

MEDIA

Brazil’s leading daily Folha de Sao Paulo celebrating its 90th anniversary openly admitted that in 1964 it supported the military coup that ousted constitutional president Joao Goulart imposing a dictatorship that extended until 1985 (Mercopress).

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RIO

The Complexo do Alemão at the Zona Norte (North zone) is under new command, the 1,700 soldiers of the Parachutist Brigade have been replaced by military of the Infantry Brigade. The rotation of the peacekeeping troops are reported as necessary because the activities are so intense (The Rio Times).

Whatever the reason – lower cost, nicer location, authentic experience, complete kitchen – renting an apartment while visiting Rio de Janeiro is gaining popularity (The Rio Times).

SAO PAULO

The initial growth acceleration program, or PAC, planned for 2007 to 2010, earmarked investments of R$504 billion (US$306 billion) to be spent on infrastructure issues.  Of that, R$346.5 billion was earmarked for projects in São Paulo, the state responsible for 34 percent of the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Read on at The Rio Times.

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