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Antarctic base fire kills 2 Brazilians

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A fire at a scientific research station in Antarctica killed two Brazilian sailors and destroyed most of the base, military officials said Sunday.
Brazil pushing Iran for nuclear accord

Brazil pushing Iran for nuclear accord

TEHRAN, May 16 (UPI) -- Brazil's foreign minister said he is urging Iran to store part of its nuclear stockpile abroad to ease tensions over Tehran's potential nuclear threat.

U.S., Brazil agree on tech work for poor

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 3 (UPI) -- The United States and Brazil Wednesday signed a pact to implement cooperative technical activities in poor countries, the secretary of state's office said.
Economists honor Brazil's president

Economists honor Brazil's president

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Economists in Davos, Switzerland, awarded Brazil's President Luiz Inancio Lula da Silva the World Economic Forum's first Global Statesmanship Award Friday.

U.S., Brazil expand biofuels cooperation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Brazilian governments Thursday said they will expand biofuels cooperation to move forward several of their shared energy goals.

Brazil: Ties with Venezuela are strained

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- Ties between Brazil and Venezuela are strained following criticism of the Brazilian Congress by Venezuela's president, a leading Brazilian official said.

Brazil wants U.N. meeting on Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has suggested that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the U.N. Security Council on violence in Haiti.

Protesters rage outside WTO meeting

HONG KONG, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hundreds of demonstrators, many armed with bamboo sticks, confronted police Saturday outside the World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong.

Brazil: Terror fight must respect rights

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- The fight against terrorism must respect human rights or it will play into the hands of terrorists, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said.

Britain 'regrets' Brazilian killing

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British officials expressed regret for the accidental police killing of a Brazilian man mistakenly thought to be a suspect in earlier London bombings.

FMs fail to reach accord on U.N. council

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (UPI) -- Four foreign ministers of the "G4" countries seeking permanent U.N. Security Council seats have taken their campaign to U.N. World Headquarters in New York.

Brazil and Argentina to bolster ties

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 21 (UPI) -- Brazil and Argentina have embarked on an "ambitious plan" to improve economic ties following a recent row between the nations.

Brazil would take U.N. seat without veto

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 18 (UPI) -- Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said Wednesday Brazil would accept a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council without a veto vote.

Leaders arrive for Lat Am-Arab summit

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 9 (UPI) -- Latin American and Arab leaders began arriving in the Brazilian capital Monday for a historic summit between the two factions.

Brazil backs Argentina's complaint with EU

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 2 (UPI) -- Brazil Monday supported Argentina's complaint with the European Union about the inclusion of the Falkland Islands in the EU constitution.
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Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim speaks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (unseen) during their official meeting in presidential place in Tehran, Iran, on April 27, 2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim (born 3 June 1942 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil) has served as the Foreign Minister of Brazil since 2003. He served a previous term as Foreign Minister from 1993-1995 under President Itamar Franco. Before his current appointment as Foreign Minister by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Amorim served as Brazil's ambassador to the United Kingdom. On October 7, 2009, Amorim was named the "world's best foreign minister" by Foreign Policy magazine blogger David Rothkopf.

Amorim was born in Santos, São Paulo, on 3 June 1942. He is married to Ana Maria Amorim and has four children: Vicente, Anita, João, and Pedro.

He graduated in Rio Branco Institute, an undergraduate school of international relations run by the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, in 1965, and obtained his post-graduate degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in 1967.

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