Brazil Reaches the Pacific: From Sea to Shining Sea

    A bridge was inaugurated the past weekend linking the town of Assis Brasil, in the state of Acre, to Iñapan in Peru. And Brazil got another commerical route to the Pacific Ocean, said President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on his weekly radio broadcast.

    The bridge between Brazil and Peru was inaugurated by Lula and Alejandro Toledo, president of Peru, on Saturday, January 21. It cost almost US$ 11 million and stretches 240 meters over the Acre River.

    "This is integration. That is what makes it important. It will permit an exchange of goods and people between Brazil and Peru. And, of course, it means that goods from the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Acre, Rondonia and Mato Grosso will have an outlet to the Pacific Ocean," said Lula.

    The bridge to Peru is actually the second such South American integration outlet. The first was a bridge to Bolivia inaugurated in 2004.

    ABr

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Brazilian project

    In Brazil, Graft and Fraud Are Just the Cost of Doing Business

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returns home from his six-day five-nation trip that ...

    Brazilian cosmetics

    Brazil Hopeful Crisis Will Boost Cosmetics Exports

    The Brazilian Association of Toiletries, Perfumes & Cosmetics Industries (Abihpec) estimates that sector revenues ...

    Brazilian Bill Makes Money Laundering a Graver Crime

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva presented, on Wednesday, August 24, a draft ...

    Despite US Boycott Fish Export from Brazil Grows

    Despite a decline in its rate of growth, due mainly to trade restrictions imposed ...

    Brazilian Congressman Raul Jungmann

    Chavez Called Histrionic in Brazilian Congress After FARC Fiasco

    The recent end of the year episode of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez with the ...

    Lula Urges Confidence for Brazil to Get New Markets

    Beginning in June, typical Brazilian items, such as coffee and thongs, will be sold ...

    1.758 Million Barrels of Oil a Day. A New Record for Brazil’s Petrobras.

    Brazil’s oil company Petrobras ended the month of February with an average daily petroleum ...

    Brazil Wants 2-Year ‘Quarantine’ for Civil Servants

    Brazil’s Federal Inspector General’s Office (CGU) proposes that the current four-month “quarantine” (waiting period) ...

    Argentina president Cristina Kirchner

    Brazil Backpedals and Denies Reprisal Against Argentina

    The Brazilian government denied it was thinking on reprisals against Argentina because of the ...

    São Paulo, Brazil, Cumbica international airport

    Brazil’s US$ 5 Billion Deficit After Brazilians Go on a Shopping Spree Overseas

    In July, the month of school holidays, expenditures by Brazilians in foreign countries totaled ...