In Brazil, Charity Begins at the Border

The population of Guyana has been afflicted by heavy rains and floods for nearly a week. It is estimated that half of the country’s 800 thousand inhabitants have been affected in some way by the force of the waters.

Thursday, January  20, a Brazilian Air Force (FAB) plane delivered 16 tons of food to the flood victims in the neighboring country.


The executive subchief of the Presidential Cabinet of Institutional Security, General Wellington Fonseca, says that the Guyanese government’s request for help was responded to in only 24 hours.


Rice, sugar, soy oil, flour, and salt were among the items that were sent.


The day before, another FAB aircraft transported 10 tons of plastic material and 1.2 tons of tools to Haiti. The plane left from the Rio de Janeiro Air Base.


Brazil has been coordinating a peace mission in Haiti for seven months. Around 1.2 thousand soldiers are there helping in the country’s political and economic stabilization.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.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

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Alcântara Base in the state of Maranhão, in the Brazilian Northeast

Brazil to Enter Satellite Launching Market With Ukraine’s Help

The Brazilian government has informed that a joint venture company for rockets and satellites, ...

Embraer Responsible for 4% of Brazil’s Trade Balance

The Brazilian Aviation Company – Embraer – announced Wednesday, July 27, the delivery of ...

MST invades a farm in Pernambuco, Brazil

Brazilian Police Arrest Gunmen Hired to Kill Landless Leader

The Municipal Police of Aliança of Pernambuco state's Northern Zona da Mata, in Brazil, ...

Vatican Confirms: Pope Will Visit Brazil in May

Pope Benedict XVI will visit Brazil in May 2007. The news was confirmed by  ...

Brazil Is World’s Second Poorest. 22 Million Are Indigent.

With a total of 53.9 million poor people (31.7%), about a third of the ...

In Brazil the Press Is a Sacred and Untouchable Cow to the Press

A recent edition of Rio’s daily O Globo reprinted a vehement indictment authored by ...

Lula and Bush Vow to End World’s Farm Subsidies

President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva have pledged to seek ...

Brazil’s New OAS Ambassador Wants a More Socially Active Organization

Ambassador Osmar Vladimir Chohfi today presented credentials as the new Permanent Representative of Brazil ...

Social Forum Starts in Venezuela, But Brazilians Have Seized the Agenda

This is the first time that more activities for the World Social Forum, which ...

May shit be with you

Brazil sure needed an urgent stool test. By Arnaldo Jabor The frogs, Osmar’s mug, ...