Embassy of Brazil in London

Brazil agrees purchase of Swedish fighter aircraft

A financing agreement has been signed for the Brazilian Air Force's acquisition of 36 Swedish Gripen NG fighter aircraft. The purchase will help ensure Brazil has an air combat capacity appropriate to the country's geopolitical importance. Read more

Brazil Day 2015 - A day to remember

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The Brazil Day 2015 festival attracted more than 35,000 people to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8 August to celebrate the start of the 12-month countdown to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. There was a beach volleyball court, food stalls offering Brazilian regional specialities, and live music including the drummers of the London School of Samba, singer Flávia Coelho, forró from Zeu Azevedo, and afoxé from Aloisio Menezes.

Brazilian teamwork paving way for successful Games delivery and legacy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and its local government partners for their teamwork in delivering the first pre-Games test events. Their 'unity of spirit and mission is helping them to solidify their operations ahead of next year's Games and to lay the foundations for an important Olympic legacy', the IOC said.
Read the IOC press release

Deforestation in the Amazon declined 15 percent from August 2013 to July 2014

The deforestation in the Amazon dropped by 15% in the period from August 2013 to July 2014. The consolidated rates tallied by the Legal Amazon Deforestation Monitoring Project (PRODES) of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) were published in Brasília on Friday 14th August by the Environment Minister, Izabella Teixeira, and by the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Aldo Rebello. Read more

Brazil in the British press

Rio Olympics 2016: your guide to tickets, dates, flights and hotels - The Daily Telegraph
2016 Olympics organisers hope for post-Games Rio revival - BBC News
Rio 2016: One year out Brazil not delayed or over budget, says mayor - The Guardian
Video: Aerial views of Rio 2016 Olympic preparations - BBC News
Brazil corruption clampdown may yet prove to be Rousseff's legacy - Financial Times
Making the grade keeps Brazilian coffee top of the pots - The Daily Telegraph
The rise of Brazil's 'free journalists' - Open Democracy

President Rousseff | Rio 2016: sport's biggest party comes to the heart of Brazil

One-year countdown to South America’s first Olympics
August 5 marked the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Excitement is mounting as Brazil looks forward to welcoming the world and to reaping the benefits of the huge investments made in infrastructure since we were chosen as the first ever South American nation to host the Games.
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Brics nations offer the world a taste of genuine economic partnership

The UK's BRICS Ambassadors - Summit Analysis
Article published in The Daily Telegraph on 3 August 2015. Read more

Brazil hails Iranian nuclear deal

Brazil has praised the comprehensive long-term agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme reached in Vienna, on 14 July, by the P5+1 countries and Iran, with the facilitation of the EU. Brazil has always supported, including through the 2010 Tehran Declaration, the diplomatic efforts aimed at ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme and the normalization of Iran's relations with the international community. Read more

Internet radio: The Brazilian Hour

The Brazilian Hour is a English-language radio programme consisting mainly of Brazilian music but also including news and discussion about current events in Brazil. Produced in Los Angeles by staff from the Brazilian consulate, it was first broadcast in 1978 and is still going strong 37 years later. The programme also has its very own app for smartphones and tablets. Visit the website and listen

'CultureSmart!' Brazil Guide

This pocket-sized guidebook, now available in a revised and updated edition, aroused our interest with its slightly unusual format and content: in addition to the usual practical information it contains lots of cultural observations which give a flavour of the day-to-day situations many travellers to the country are likely to experience.
Paperback | Kindle edition
For more Brazilian-related books in English, see our bibliography.


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