Rio Branco


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Rio Branco,

city (1996 pop. 228,907), capital of Acre state, NW Brazil, on the Acre River. Rubber and Brazil nuts are its chief products; there is also some farming. Rio Branco has air connections with the major cities of Brazil, but river travel is still an important means of transportation. Rio Branco was built on the site of a former rubber plantation. It has a university.

Rio Branco

1. a city in W Brazil, capital of Acre state. Pop.: 261 000 (2005 est.)
2. a river in Brazil, flowing south to the Rio Negro. Length: 644 km (400 miles)
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We would like to thank Aline Barcellos (Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Fundacao Zoobotanica do Rio Grande do Sul) for the useful comments on this manuscript, to Giselle Mariano Lessa de Assis, curator of the Embrapa's Active Germplasm Bank in the county of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil; as also to Thomas Henry to welcome one of the authors in the NMNH and Gunvi Lindberg (Swedish Museum of Natural History) for providing type photos.
Addressing the gathering, the undersecretary hailed the ambassador's efforts aiming at enhancing interaction and exchange between the two countries in all fields and presented him with the Order of Rio Branco.
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Conversations With Contemporary Photographers" features conversations between American photographers Alex Webb and Max Kozloff; and between Phillip Lorca di Corcia and Nan Richardson; Spanish photographers Javier Vallhonrat and Santiago Olma; Brazil's Miguel Rio Branco and Portugal's Tereza Siza; America's Duane Michals and Italy's Enrica Vigano; Australia's Max Pam and Mexico's Pablo Ortiz Monasterio; French photographers Bernard Plassu and Juan Manual Bonet; Spain's John Foncuberta and Austria's Cristina Zeklich.
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David Loder, on the mark with his first two runners of the year on Wednesday, met his first reverse when Sabbaag was unable to catch Rio Branco, the mount of Martin Dwyer, in the seven-furlong maiden.
He started the meeting on newcomer Rio Branco and came in seventh.
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