Tag: Brazil

Budweiser maker revives Hong Kong IPO plan with reduced ambitions

The maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois beers has revived plans to list its Asia unit in Hong Kong, saying it wants to raise almost $5 billion in what would be the world's second-biggest initial public offering this year. The decision by Belgium-listed Anheuser-Busch InBev...

Brazil FM says ‘climatism’ a bid to restrict sovereignty

Brazil's foreign minister charged Wednesday that international efforts to fight climate change amounted to a plot to destroy national sovereignty as his country faces intense criticism over Amazon fires. Ahead of a major UN summit later this month aimed at stemming global warming, Foreign Minister...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

by Jordi Miro, with Sebastian Smith in Washington President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment, as the country aligns itself with the United States over fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. The far-right leader's comments come as...

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

by Carlos Fabal, with Allison Jackson in Rio de Janeiro Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in years following a global outcry. Multiple fires...

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires ‘crisis’

by Giovanna FLEITAS / with Jorge SVARTZMAN in Rio de Janeiro Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a "colonialist mentality" over the issue. Official figures show nearly...

Brazil’s president says criminalizing homophobia could ‘hurt’ gays

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could "hurt" gays by deterring companies from hiring them. Bolsonaro, who has a history of homophobic remarks -- he once declared he would rather his son die than...

Twilight of a new era in global soccer business

The extraordinary event of the US$262 million Neymar Jr deal to French giant Paris St Germain has turned the world of football upside down. But it has also turned the world of the business of football inside out. And it happened at a moment when the...

Using Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

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Dengue fever is a disease that can cause a range of problems for a society. It can be difficult to combat when outbreaks occur and there can often be hurdles to administering the necessary treatment. In light of these facts, some researchers have started...

World Cup: Break-away nations’ success

by Michael Y.P. Ang In the past quarter-century alone, the world has witnessed the creation of over 30 sovereign states. Political developments have prompted nations (or provinces with secessionist tendencies) within a nation to rise up and seek national sovereignty Independence movements around the world and...

World Cup: Why some succeed and some fail

by Michael Y.P. Ang Countries around the world have jostled for global football supremacy 19 times since 1930, but only eight countries have achieved the ultimate success - winning the World Cup. Of the elite eight, a super-elite trio (Brazil, Italy, and Germany) have reached...