Three little corys of the Brazilian Shield

The evolution of dwarf fish forms has taken place independently in many different regions of the world. Among the armored catfishes (Corydoradinae), there is a small group of species that are believed to have evolved millions of years ago. These dwarf Corydoras live in the great clearwater rivers of the 500-million-year-old Brazilian Shield.

The South American continent is comprised of very different geographical regions. Large mountain ranges created by tectonic plate shifts, such as the still-young Andes or the 1.9-billion-year-old formations of the Guiana Shield, frame the three major river basins of South America. Between the Guiana Shield and the

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Argentine/Brazilian Joint Exercise PLATA II

UNITS FROM the Argentine Air Force (FAA) and Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took part in the joint surveillance and airspace control exercise PLATA II (Silver II) between May 17 and 21, 2004. They were involved in detecting, tracking and intercepting simulated illegal cross-border flights between the two countries.

FAB participants comprised four Embraer AT-27 Tucanos from 3°/3° Grupo de Aviacao (GAv) at Campo Grande, four AT-26 Xavantes from 174° GAv of Natal, two Cessna C-98 Grand Caravans from 7° Escuadro de Tranaporte Aereos at Manaus and a C-130 Hercules. All operated from Basa Aerea Santa Maria (BASM), in the state

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Brazilian Air Force Receives First C-295

A FORMAL hand-over ceremony took place on October 16 at the EADS CASA factory in Seville-San Pablo, Spain, for the first Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB — Brazilian Air Force) C-295 transport.

FAB 2800 (c/n 029), allocated the FAB designation C-105A Amazonas, was accepted on behalf of the FAB by representatives from the Comando Geral de Operacoes Aereas (COMGAR — General Command for Air Operations), Comando Peral de Apoio (COMGAP — General Support Command) and Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (CTA — Aerospace Technology Command).

The aircraft left the Seville factory on the first leg of its delivery flight on October 17

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Brazilian AF P-3 AM Contract Progressing

PROGRESS CONTINUES on the Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB) P-3AM Orion contract, under which the FAB has acquired 12 former US Navy P-3As through a contract signed last year (see Brazilian P-3BR and C-295 Contracts Signed, July 2005, p22). Eight of these (with an option on a ninth) are being refurbished and upgraded for FAB service, whilst the remainder will be used for spares.

EADS CASA is upgrading the aircraft, but Aero Union Corporation (AUC) of Chico, California, announced on August 19, 2005, that it had been contracted to de-preserve and reactivate them. All have been in storage at the Aerospace

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Vesna Cáceres in Minsk

Vesna Caceres was born in Croatia, and studied music there. Since 1990 he has been living in Prague. Usually she performs at concerts and festivals in different countries with their own group of "Anima", whose repertoire includes songs of the outstanding poets of Brazilian composers — Cayetana Velozu, chic Buarque, Jorge Ben, Milton Nasimentu. But the musical spectrum Vesny not limited to Brazilian and Cuban music, she sings swing, writes music for theater, and in soon began performing solo concerts, accompanied by an accordion. Specifically accordion she arrived in Minsk. On the days of it was a guest on the

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V. Bobkov: Independence needed Brazilian Carnival

— Love Minsk.Notwithstanding anything-on-it!As thecamping, where he was born there and amiss. This — my city.From time to time get to him as a black hole. And from time to time I fly over its surface with extraordinary ease. And yet see, feel need to Minsk eventually awaken!Shake off the zdrantsvenne stone embedded in the wall of the buildings by proxy. City need zapalyanits music. Release it from the subways — even if only good music!And yet — moderate noise pandemonium in the cafe. Where have not figured out: it is necessary to hear the voice of the person opposite.Do

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Japanese food manufacturers have bought 120 tonnes of Ukrainian corn

Japanese food manufacturers have bought 300 tonnes of Ukrainian and Brazilian corn for delivery in October-December, reportsDow Jones.

 

Price of 120 thousand tons of Ukrainian corn was $ 242 / t on the basis of C &F.

Price of 180 thousand tons of Brazilian corn was equal to $ 1.45 plus the cost to the December contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) or $ 253 / ton basis for C &F.

Corn origin United States, proposed by the bidders was $ 30 / t more expensive grain

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The new rifle entered service with the Brazilian Army

The Brazilian Army has adopted an assault rifle IMBEL IA2, reports forte.jor.br November 2. The act of taking a rifle into service signed by the chief of the General Staff of Brazil. Fundamentally the decision was made at an operational meeting of the General Staff on October 18. As reported by wikipedia.org, rifle developed by state-owned and IMBEL created to substitute foreign models of small guns FAL, M16A2 and HK33. The rifle has a version of 5.56mm and 7.62 mm (the latter is also used in the embodiment of a sniper rifle). Regardless of the caliber of effective range is

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The new rifle entered service with the Brazilian Army

The Brazilian Army has adopted an assault rifle IMBEL IA2, reports forte.jor.br November 2. The act of taking a rifle into service signed by the chief of the General Staff of Brazil. Fundamentally the decision was made at an operational meeting of the General Staff on October 18. As reported by wikipedia.org, rifle developed by state-owned and IMBEL created to substitute foreign models of small guns FAL, M16A2 and HK33. The rifle has a version of 5.56mm and 7.62 mm (the latter is also used in the embodiment of a sniper rifle). Regardless of the caliber of effective range is

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In Brazil, recorded a strong tornado

September 24, 2013. After a crushing blow tornado in the Brazilian municipality Takuarituba, located 328 km east of the city of Sao Paulo, a state of emergency. The inhabitants of the municipality still can not make out the rubble of crumpled cars, fallen trees and other debris left behind by the wind funnel almost every street Takuarituby.

During the revelry of elements here two people were killed, another 64 were injured. One of the victims was the driver of the bus, lifted into the air by wind and thrown on the road, bus passengers survived. The second man

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