Belem


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port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta

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We spent the afternoon in Belem, home to the Jeronimos Monastery - which houses the tomb of the great navigator and explorer Vasco da Gama - and the 16th century Tower of Belem, a key part of the city's defences during the Age of Discovery when Portugal had a vast empire.
The plane, a single engine Cessna 210L model on its way from Chaves, Marajo Island to Belem in Para state, crashed onto an avenue in the middle of the city when it was preparing to land in Belem's Brigadeiro Protasio airport.
The Lixao do Aura, or Aura garbage dump, is located in an area designated as an Area of Environmental Protection (APA) and receives nearly 2,000 tonnes of garbage per day from the more than 450,000 homes in greater Belem, according to Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Mr Santos rushed his son back to the Aberlardo Santos hospital in Belem,where the doctors reexamined the boy and confirmed that he had no signs of life.
The babies were born by caesarean on Monday in a small hospital in the northern state of Para and were rushed to a better equipped hospital in the state capital Belem.
With the new codesharing Delta is now selling service on GOL flights between Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia and 15 Brazilian destinations: Belem, Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Iguassu Falls, Joao Pessoa, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Teresina and Vitoria.
Similar but much smaller acai markets operate in several smaller cities along the estuary, and elsewhere in Belem, but the Feira sets the price for the lower Amazon region.
As Europe's most westerly capital Lisbon has a proud naval heritage and the No 15 tram trundles out to to Belem where Portuguese explorers, spurred on by Henry the Navigator, set sail.
In February 2008, an outbreak of a dengue-like illness was reported in the Pau D'arco settlement, 38 km from Belem, Para state, in the Brazilian Amazon (online Appendix Figure, available from www.
Season Of Mangos" is a collection of a dozen of his poems showcasing the people and culture of Belem, Brazil which is a vibrant and complex community situated at the mouth of the Amazon River where mango trees line the boulevard and life is lived at a very special temp.
The church groupings made their call in a joint statement published during the World Social Forum, a global gathering against exploitative globalization that took place in the northeastern Brazilian city of Belem and that ended on February I.
About 100,000 people, ranging from environmentalists to political activists and indigenous Indians, were taking part in the forum held in the city Belem to draw attention on the destruction of the Amazon forest, officials said on Wednesday.
The former Royal Marine journeys from the source of the mighty Amazon river to the port of Belem
Emanuel Nassar grew up in Belem, capital of the state of Para in the north of Brazil, part of the Amazon region, and he continues to live there as well as in Sao Paulo.
The new services seek to satisfy demand and make it easier for passengers who need to travel between Rio de Janeiro and the cities of Belem, Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, Manaus, Porto Velho and Vitoria.