Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brazil received more touristsin May: more than 20%

Brazil received a total of 3.69 million international tourists in the first five months of the year, representing a 20.32% more entries than the same period in 2010, according to data provided by Infraero Brazilian company that manages the airport infrastructure in the country. In May, the number of foreign tourist arrivals grew by 25.28%.

The Brazilian Tourism Institute (Embratur) estimated to continue at this pace at the end of 2011 could reach nine million international tourists. Spending by tourists also increased in May for a 33.11% compared to same period in 2010, the highest value in the last ten years. According to data released by the Central Bank between January and May, Brazilian foreign tourists increased by 14.33% the expenditure over a year earlier.

Japan reveals the details of the stress tests

Japan reveals the details of the "stress tests" faced by nuclear reactors stopped before they can resume their operations, said yesterday a senior official as the government seeks to ensure public safety after the disaster of Fukushima. Gohsi Hosono, the minister appointed by the Government to monitor Japan's response to the crisis in the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Fuji TV said in an interview that Tokyo also announced a plan to supply electricity for the next "one or two years, "to allay fears among companies about energy shortages." The results of the new evidence of resistance and the decision on the restart can not be treated separately.

Egyptian Prime Minister announces cabinet remodeling after protests in the square Tahir

The Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, has decided to act after the demonstrations that took place last Friday in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the protests last January that ended the regime of Hosni Mubarak. The mayor said in a televised speech that makes for "preserving the revolution" and to respond to claims that they took to the streets once again, thousands of Egyptians who demanded progress in the democratic process.

Train derailed in India leaves 68 dead

The railway workers on Monday began removing the wreckage of a passenger train derailed in northern India after completing a rescue that found 68 corpses. During the day, many people desperate to locate their missing relatives appeared at the place where the disaster occurred on Sunday. The bodies of many victims were wrapped in white sheets were placed in rows on the floor next to the train.

Strauss-Kahn, referring to the August 1 "prosecutor drop charges"

The next hearing of the case, Strauss-Kahn has been moved to New York from July 18 to August 1. The lawyers have told the former director general of the International Monetary Fund, adding his hope that the prosecutors have formally charged Strauss-Kahn for attempted rape and sexual assault, withdraw their accusations.

"We hope that by that date, the prosecutor takes a decision in our opinion necessary to drop the charges", stressed in a written note of the defenders of Strauss-Kahn, Benjamin Brafman lawyers and William Taylor. The Manhattan prosecutor's office has said in a statement that the investigation is still ongoing and that no decision has yet been taken.

The Portuguese are angry against Moody's

"After all that we have suffered, and what we suffer, we react very badly." In Lisbon, Ines Furtado, teacher union 60 years, does not accept the decisions of Moody's lowered the debt rating four notches of Portugal and that of four Portuguese banks. Despite the austerity program put in place in exchange for a loan of 78 billion euros, the rating agency fears that Portugal fails to meet its commitments in reducing deficits.

Obama's anti-debt campaign: Countdown to the U.S. state of bankruptcy

The U.S. must soon declare bankruptcy? Negotiations falter in Congress on a higher debt limit. Obama is now urging a swift decision - but the right-wing Republicans are locked: the arch-conservatives are apparently willing to accept defeat in a state purchase. Barack Obama has arrived in the press room of the White House, he no longer wants to talk about small details, but on the bright future of the country.