A minister of Brazil seems to have a rather strange view of the Netherlands. Six years ago Minister Damares Alves of Women, Family and Human Rights said that in the Netherlands it is recommended to masturbate boys from the age of seven months. RTL Nieuws correspondent Sandra Korstjens discovered these striking statements in the recordings of a speech from 2013, when Alves worked as an evangelical pastor.
Hundreds of women accused Brazilian spiritual healer and medium João Teixeira de Faria of sexual abuse and rape. Prosecutors in Brazil have now received over 200 hundred declarations against the 76-year-old man. Dutch choreographer Zahira Lieneke Mous was the first to come out and speak against the man, AD reports.
Dutch brewer Heineken reached an agreement to acquire the currently loss-making Brazilian breweries of Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings, Heineken announced in a press release on Monday. Heineken, the second largest brewer in the world, will pay 1.025 billion euros in cash and debt acquisition for 12 beer brewing locations, production facilities and the distribution network Kirin Brasil has in place.
Dutch beer giant Heineken confirmed rumors that it is working on acquiring Brazilian brewery Kirin Brasil in a short press release on Friday. Should Heineken take over the Brazilian brewery, the Dutch brewer's market share in the country would double, BNR reports.
"In response to speculation in the media over Kirin, Heineken can confirm that it is in talks with Kirin about the Brazilian branch. These discussions are ongoing and it can not be said that there will actually be an agreement", the Dutch beer giant said in a press statement.
A Dutch man is one of four suspects against whom a Brazilian judge issued an international arrest warrant on Monday. The four work at a company suspected of committing fraud in the sale of tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Two people were killed and three were injured in an accident in a Heineken factory on Brazil. According to the brewer, one of the boilers in the factory in Jacarei exploded
Shareholders at Dutch-British oil and gas firm Royal Dutch Shell approved the 47 billion dollar (43 billion euro) of the United Kingdom gas company BG Group. Roughly 83 percent of shareholders gave their blessing to the deal during a meeting in Den Haag, Shell said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ten Dutch people are infected with the Zika Virus, the virus that took over South and Central America in mid-December. The virus is generally not dangerous to adults, but can be very dangerous for unborn children
Dutch engineering firm Arcadis is involved in an investigation by the Brazilian authorities into corruption at a large water management project in norther Brazil, the company confirmed on Monday. According to the press release, Arcadis is "providing information" and "fully cooperating" with the Brazilian authorities in the investigation.
The Brazilian police discovered 279.6 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a barn in Guaruja, Sao Paulo on Tuesday. They believe the drugs were meant for Amsterdam.
The 48 year old man from Heemskerk who was caught with a sailboat full of cocaine in Brazilian waters early this month, has a long history of smuggling. Raymond K., also known as Captain Coke, has been arrested at least 10 times before
A Dutchman was arrested in Brazil early this month for smuggling more than 600 kilograms of cocaine into the country. He could face a prison sentence of between five and 20 years. Local authorities are calling the largest drug bust in the history of the region
"It's a funny, playful project and not meant to be a statement," artist Luis Risi says of his street art project, "The Red Mice District. The pieces feature mice made to look like pin-up girls in risqué outfits, each mounted in a white frame with a bright red light shining upon them. He had no intention of making a moral judgment or proclamation about prostitution when he started hanging his street art pictures around De Wallen, Amsterdam’s most famous Red Light District.
IHC Merwede will cut 1,100 temporary jobs and 487 permanent jobs in the latest blow to the Dutch ship industry. The Sliedrecht-based shipbuilder will also close two of their four manufacturing locations, including the facility at Hardinxveld and all production work done near the company's headquarters outside of Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland.
Sportswear company Nike may be involved in the major bribery scandal surrounding world football union FIFA. Cees van Nieuwenhuizen, the Dutch ex-director of Nike, singed a believed to be dubious deal with a Brazilian marketing agency.
SBM Offshore is laying off more workers than initially expected, the gas and oil supplier announced on Thursday at the presentation of the figures for its first quarter performance. The company had a significantly lower turnover than a year before, partly because of the sharp decrease in the oil prices, reports Telegraaf.
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer is opening a new headquarter office in Amsterdam, Patrice Candaten, head of the company's European sales, told De Telegraaf. The arrival of the manufacturer in the Netherlands is expected to generate around 300 jobs.
Rotterdam detectives seized over a million euros from homes and business of a suspicious customs officer and his acquaintances, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) states.The investigation turned up 1.17 million euros in cash in shopping bags during a search of the customs officer's home in ’s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland,
The street-level assassination of 60-year old Beyhan Demirci, who was shot while standing on her balcony, is possibly a case of mistaken identity, police revealed on Tuesday. The victim was shot by unidentified assailants standing on the street below in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on January 14th.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that he understood and appreciated the efforts of the Netherlands and Brazil to save the lives of their citizens and thinks that law of a country should be respected, The Jakarta Post reports.
Field hockey star Inge Vermeulen has died at the age of 30, her team SCHC Bilthoven announced today. Brazilian-born Vermeulen played as a goalkeeper for the team for the past eight years.
The sisters of Luana Luz Xavier, who was shot in Amstelveen last week Monday, are being housed in a secret, safe place by the police. The reason for this development is unknown.
International policing agency Interpol has released a new list of its Most Wanted Criminals suspected of environmental crimes. Amongst those on the list is 55-year-old Nicolaas "Nico" Antonius Cornelis Maria Duindam, a Dutchman last seen in the Netherlands.
The Public Prosecutor announced this morning that SBM Offshore has settled for an amount of 192 million euro ($240 million). This is in the corruption case in which the company paid bribes in Angola and Equatorial Guinea. Evidence of bribery was also found in Brazil.