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International Business Coming to Curitiba – by Curitiba in English

Starting a new company in Brazil can be difficult, even for Brazilians.

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Florida Partners with Brazil – by Curitiba in English

The Brazil Florida Alliance (BFA) Northeast Chapter is a growing organization focused on developing networking

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Brazilian Portuguese best language -by Helen Joyce, More Intelligent life

If you want a decent return on your investment, says Helen Joyce, the best language to learn is Brazilian Portuguese…

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Scott says Brazil trade mission netted $61 million in deals – by John Kennedy, The Palm Beach Post

Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he returned from last week’s trade mission to Brazil with $61 million in deals close to completed, including a natural caffeine producer that will open a plant at the Port of Palm Beach. See pictures of Florida Trend at Team Florida’s Trade Mission to Brazil.

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Jacksonville developer taps into Brazilian boom – by Mark Szakonyi, Jacksonville Business Journal

Alliance Development is participating in Brazil’s $60 billion housing program by building lower-income homes like this clay-block townhome, which sells for about $69,000.

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SIS4Biz connects Jacksonville and Brazil – by Rachael Pino, Jacksonville Business Journal

NORTHEAST FLORIDA — A local trade specialist is using his personal ties to Brazil and Florida and more than 25 years’ experience in the industry to grow his trade consulting firm.

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Local businesses stand to benefit with Brazil – by David Chapman, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record

The beaches, sun and tropical scenery of Brazil might make for a pristine vacation getaway, but one local organization is offering courses to show area business owners it’s a great place to do business, too.

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First Coast High School Portuguese Language Students Enjoy Life Brazilian Style – Duval County Public Schools

Students, teachers and Principal Debbie Smith from First Coast High School recently enjoyed a taste of Brazil as a special treat for the top-performing students in the International Trade and Logistics Career and Professional Academy who are enrolled in the Portuguese classes.

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Companies line up to visit new Brazilian sister city – by Mark Szakonyi, Jacksonville Business Journal 

How will the international sister cities agreement signed April 3 between Jacksonville and Curitiba, Brazil, affect trade between the two cities? Mayor John Peyton’s and Curitiba Mayor Beto Richa’s signing sets the stage for a trade mission in mid-June. Several companies, such as CSX Corp., ICS Logistics Inc., and Mayo Clinic, have expressed interest in visiting Curitiba and discussing with Brazilian companies and……

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Jacksonville to get Brazilian sister city – Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville will gain a new sister city Friday when Mayor John Peyton signs an agreement with the mayor of Curitiba, Brazil.

The signing, which is sponsored by the Brazil-Jacksonville Alliance and Jacksonville Sister Cities Association, will be Web-streamed live from Hyatt Regency Downtown Riverfront.

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Growth coming in trade with booming Brazil – by Mark Szakonyi, Jacksonville Business Journal, August 18, 2008

JACKSONVILLE – One of the world’s largest container shipping lines is adding another Brazilian port of call to tap into the country’s booming economy.

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Brazil, Jacksonville united for business – by Joao Bicalho, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record

Brazil is famous for soccer, carnival, beautiful women, research and development of bio-fuel, the statue of Christ The Redeemer, and bossa nova; but that’s not all. Locally, Brazil is also famous for being the number one country in volume of business with the Jacksonville Port Authority and they are looking to expand.

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Hamburg Süd seeks bigger site – by Tony Quesada, Jacksonville Business Journal

JACKSONVILLE — Hamburg Süd is working with the Jacksonville Port Authority on a memorandum of understanding for expanding the company’s presence.

Hamburg Süd’s ability to grow in Jacksonville is constrained on the roughly 35 acres it leases at the authority’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal, where it handles its own ships and ships from Mediterranean Shipping Co.

 
 
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