Brazil in 2020: Stories to read
The study analyzed the capacity of the dynamics of carbon sequestration in the Amazon. It found that between 2003 and 2016, the Amazon emitted more carbon than it was able to absorb. Indigenous lands and protected areas performed better than unprotected lands.
Four stirrers turn hundreds of bottles by hand in the half-light of a cellar. It looks like a typical print of the prestigious French champagne cellars. But this is Pinto Bandeira, one of the areas producing the increasingly renowned sparkling wine of southern Brazil.
According to the OECD, Brazil's economy is gradually recovering, due to internal factors. Confidence is improving after progress in approving economic reforms in Congress and investment has regained its strength after falling for two quarters.
Belo Horizonte is one of the cities that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage for being the Brazilian capital with the highest quality of life. It is considered the gateway to visit colonial cities and the capital of the state of Minas Gerais.
Brazil managed to avoid recession in the last quarter. The latest GDP figures showed a slight acceleration of growth with an increase of 0.4%. Whether or not this is a one-off case will be demonstrated by the actual figures. Brazil is still expected to finish the year with growth.
The Brazilian Joao Gilberto, who died at the age of 88, was the last living father of bossa nova, the syncopated rhythm of samba, but mixed with the freshness of jazz that became a reflection of the Brazilian soul.