Articles by MercoPress

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Brazil and EU Agree to Lay an Undersea Cable to Avoid US Internet Surveillance
MercoPress – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Mar 2014

Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday [24 Feb 2014] to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil’s reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.

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China and Brazil Sign Agreement to Trade in Their Local Currencies
MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2013

China and Brazil signed an agreement to do billions of dollars of trade in their local currencies, as the five-nation BRICS forum of emerging market powers work to lessen dependence on the US dollar and Euro.

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Muslim and Western Nations Agree on UN Landmark Code to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls
MercoPress – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2013

Muslim and Western nations late Friday [15 Mar 2013] overcame deep divisions to agree a landmark United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combating violence against women and girls. Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations ended threats to block the declaration and agreed to language stating that violence against women could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious consideration.”

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