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Ministry of Labor frees 2,847 from slavery‑like conditions this year

The partial figure for 2023 is already the highest number of rescues in the last 14 years and a record in the total of severance payments. In all, 516 urban and rural establishments were inspected.

Plataforma de petróleo

Brazil could join group of oil producers, exporters

As the ninth-largest oil producer in the world and the foremost in Latin America, Brazil generates approximately 3.672 million barrels of oil per day.

Trabalhadores da construção civil

Brazil breaks records with over 100 million employed workers

In terms of formal contracts, the private sector saw a surge in the number of employees with work permits, reaching 37.4 million, the highest since January 2015.

Centro de negócios de Singapura

Mercosur to sign trade deal with Singapore

Mercosur should sign an extra-regional agreement with the Asian country next week, during the bloc’s 63rd summit, to be held in Rio Dec. 4 to 7. The country is Brazil’s second largest trading partner in Asia.

Dubai, Emirados Árabes Unidos, 01.12.2023 - Presidente da República, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, discursa na sessão de abertura da Presidência da 28ª Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Mudança do Clima (COP28), em Dubai.  Foto: Ricardo Stuckert/PR

Lula: Planet is fed up with unfulfilled climate deals

At COP28, in Dubai, the president noted that humanity faces increasingly extreme and frequent droughts, floods, and heatwaves, and mentioned the drought in northern Brazil and the floods in the South. “Science and reality show us that this time we’ll have to pay earlier.”

Brasília, DF 25/08/2023  Presidente em exercício, Geraldo Alckmin, acompanhado do ministro da Defesa, José Múcio Monteiro e do comandante do Exército, Tomás Miguel Ribeiro Paiva, participam de solenidade do Dia do Soldado. Foto: Fabio Rodrigues-Pozzebom/ Agência Brasil

Brazil bolsters military presence on border with Venezuela and Guyana

The move comes as Venezuelans prepare to vote in a referendum regarding Venezuela's claims over the Essequibo region, constituting about two-thirds of Guyana.

Riade, Arábia Saudita, 29.11.2023 - Presidente da República, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, discursa na abertura do Seminário Embraer, no Hotel Ritz-Carlton, em Riade. Foto: Ricardo Stuckert/PR

Brazilian aviation company signs three deals in Saudi Arabia

President Lula said it is in the government’s and the country’s interest for Brazilian companies to gain prominence in global trade. He is on a trip to the Middle East and took part in a presentation of Embraer products in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.