Brazil says relations with Argentina OK

SAO PAULO, May 2 (UPI) -- Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim tried Monday to downplay talk of strained relations with neighboring Argentina.

Rice arrives in Brazil for talks

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Brazil Tuesday for talks on trade, Ecuador and Brazil's quest for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Developing countries: End farm handouts

NEW DELHI, March 20 (UPI) -- A group of 20 developing countries said at an India meeting they want the world's richest nations to set a five-year deadline for ending farm subsidies.

Venezuela says it'll nab Colombian rebels

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuela says it will arrest any Colombian rebels living in its territory as part of an effort to end a spat between the nations, El Nacional reported Friday.

Brazil to help in Colombia-Venezuela row

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Brazil has offered to play a role in talks between Colombia and Venezuela after the two severed diplomatic and trade relations, O Globo reported Thursday.

Latin American stock markets roundup

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Stock markets across Latin America were mostly up this week, as consumer confidence in the region is rising.

Brazil: Bush will be more 'multilateral'

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Brazil's foreign minister predicted Thursday President Bush would take a more "multilateral" approach to issues such as terror during his second term.

Ministry: No change in US-Brazil relations

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Relations between Brazil and the United States should remain the same during President Bush's second term in office, Brazil's foreign minister says.

Uruguay: WTO hopeful stands up to Brazil

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Uruguayan trade official Carlos Peres del Castilho has assured critics he can lead the World Trade Organization next year, El Pais newspaper reported Monday.

Haiti needs more troops, says Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti desperately need reinforcements to combat the recent outbreak of violence, Brazil's foreign minister said Thursday.

Powell supports 'zero hunger' but not plan

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell lauded a proposal by Brazil to create a global hunger erradication program but disaggreed with its implementation.

U.S. State:Powell headed to Brazil

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is scheduled to visit Brazil next week for talks with government officials and others, the State Department said Wednesday.

Brazil lauds WTO sugar decision

BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The World Trade Organization has issued a preliminary ruling the European Union's sugar subsidies violate international trade agreements.

Brazil and inspectors conduct nuclear talk

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 6 (UPI) -- Brazilian officials and international inspectors are discussing terms for a possible tour of a uranium-refinement facility being built in Rio de Janeiro.

Powell to talk fingerprints with Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Secretary of State will discuss with Brazilian officials the ongoing diplomatic war between the two nations over fingerprinting, officials said Friday.
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Celso Amorim
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

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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