New rocket artillery system for Brazil

New rocket artillery system for Brazil

FORMOSA, Brazil, June 10 (UPI) --Brazil receives first batch of self-propelled rocket artillery.
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Brazil picks Gripen E aircraft as new multi-mission fighter

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Saab's Gripen E fighter has been chosen by Brazil as the country's new multi-mission fighter, beating out Dassault's Rafale and Boeing's F-18.

Brazil takes delivery of Colombian-made patrol boats

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Brazilian government has taken delivery of the first two of four armored river patrol boats produced by Colombian shipbuilder Cotecmar.

Brazil, Russia strengthening defense cooperation

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil and Russia are strengthening defense cooperation and have formed working groups in the areas of cybersecurity and space.

Cyberdefense moves open Latin American opportunities

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil will help Argentina organize and coordinate cyberdefense development in the two countries' military infrastructures, opening new opportunities for Brazilian business.

Brazil. Turkey boosting defense cooperation

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Brazil and Turkey are forming working groups to strengthen and promote bilateral defense projects.

Brazil transfers armored cars

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 17 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Army has delivered refurbished Cascavel armored vehicles to neighboring Suriname under a 2012 bilateral agreement.

Deal in works for Russian artillery buy

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Brazilian military appears moving toward procurement of five anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia this year.

Embraer awarded 1st phase of $6B cordon

SAO PAULO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brazilian aviation and defense manufacturer Embraer has won the contract for the first phase of 10,000 mile border security cordon.

Brazil security maneuvers test borders

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Brazil is testing border security with large-scale military maneuvers along borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay amid increased concerns over international smuggling of drugs, people and weapons and other organized crime.

Defense Industry cooperation highlighted

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- Defense industry ties between diverse countries and companies have been recently highlighted by four countries in official visits and talks.

Brazil hopes exports will fund defense

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 1 (UPI) -- Brazil has set out a strategy of continuing to build defense spending on the back of earnings from raw material exports.
Brazil, Turkey agree on closer defense links

Brazil, Turkey agree on closer defense links

SAO PAULO, May 8 (UPI) -- Brazil and Turkey have agreed on closer defense links that promise to allow each arms manufacturer a greater share of the global aviation and military sales.
Brazil-U.S. arms talks break new ground?

Brazil-U.S. arms talks break new ground?

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 24 (UPI) -- Brazilian-U.S. talks on defense technologies may prove central to the Obama administration's plans to reopen Latin America and the Caribbean region to exports.

Argentina plans more defense manufacturing

BUENOS AIRES, April 18 (UPI) -- Argentina is planning to expand defense manufacturing including joint production with Brazil of unmanned aircraft and air-to-air missiles.
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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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