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Brazil’s Meat image is negatively affected after the Beef scandal, reports European press

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Português English  The scandal involving the Brazilian beef began to be publicized by the mainstream media across Europe, especially in Germany, which imported only in 2016 more than 114 tonnes meat from Brazil. The monioring was made by Focus Communications’ consulting, based in Brussels.  A look through Germany’s newspapers reveals that the European Union is really worried about the matter and requested a guarantee from the Brazilian authorities that no spoiled meat was exported to European consumers. Like China, Chile, South Korea and several other countries, the EU is also […]

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Operation Weak Flesh

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The police action against meat-fraudsters started on the third anniversary of Operation Car Wash the biggest corruption scandal in the history of the country. It started with corruption in state oil company Petrobras. The political crisis where the corruption investigation led to, still continues: this week asked the public prosecutor to the Supreme Court may examine dozens of politicians for new suspicions of fraud. Hundreds of agents of the Brazilian federal police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens […]

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Be Bold for Change

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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. www.internationalwomensday.com

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Brazil opens market to Belgian pears

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As of February 2017, Belgian pear producers will be able to export their production to Brazil.  The welcoming news was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply and published at the Official Newspaper last Friday (17/02). Belgium is the largest pear exporter worldwide with over 250.000 tons of this fruit exported annually. Brazil exports to Belgium orange juice, processed beef, tobacco and soybean meal. 

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Heineken takes over Brazilian brewer for 664 million

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Last month in a brief press release Heineken confirmed rumors in the market that the brewer was talking with Japan’s Kirin about a possible acquisition of the Brazilian operations of its rival. Now the acquisition of the current leading 3 of the Brazilian market came into effect, Heineken’s market shares has doubled from 9 to 18%. “Brazil was the last blind spot of Heineken in the world”. analyst Corné van Zeijl said. According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei estimated it would cost about $ 870 million suspended from the transaction. Heineken […]

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WORLDWIDE FOCUS ON HEALING

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February the 11th is the day people around the world take the time to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to lighten the sufferings of the sick on this day. It is celebrated yearly on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes (mystical appearance of Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes) The feast of Lourdes was chosen because many pilgrims and visitors to Lourdes have reportedly be healed by intercessions of the Blessed Virgin. The pontiff was also fond of the sanctuary of Harissa in Lebanon. […]

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FOCUS WEARS OUR UNITY BANDS FOR #WORLDCANCER DAY

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Português EnglishTake a look on World Cancer Day campaigns and how different cultures react on a problem that kills millions of people every year. World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. www.worldcancerday.org Worldwide 726 activities (and the numbers are growing) are planned for World Cancer Day. This year the campaign puts the focus on the neighbors: partners, parents, children, relatives, friends or neighbors who care for […]

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Christmas Story’s around the world to attract businesses towards the BENELUX.

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Português EnglishFocus Communications does, amongst other actions, intercultural training for business executives, aiming to expand its business in the foreign market. Focus Communications, an integrated communications agency based in the heart of the European Union, Brussels, uses the buzz marketing strategy and will launch on December 20, the campaign Christmas Stories Around the World, on social platforms. Thirteen international communicators, agency partners, will share with you their traditions of Holiday parties in each country.   Journalists, public relations professionals, and digital marketers have recorded about one minute each, to talk […]

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Workshop “Brazil: Political and Economic Outlook”

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Português English Seminário “Brazil: Political and Economic Outlook” acontece agora em Bruxelas, em 04/11/2016, às 13h (horário local / 9h horário de Brasília-DF). Promovido pela Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Bélgica-Luxemburgo, com apoio Fortis PNB Paribas, Porto de Antuerpia e Focus Communications. “Brasil está vivendo momento econômico de mudança” e o “mercado está otimista”, diz Marcelo Carvalho, economista chefe do banco PNB Paribas Fortis, no seminárioBrazil: Political and Economic Outlook, que acontece agora em Bruxelas. Promovido pela Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Bélgica, apoio BNP Paribas Fortis, Porto de Antuérpia e Focus Communications. **** […]

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