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Ilhéus

(ēlyĕ`o͞os), city (1991 pop. 223,750), Bahia state, E Brazil, a port on Ilhéus Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in the mid-16th cent., it became the world's chief cacao port during the early 20th cent. Ilhéus is still the cacao center of Brazil. It exports rubber, timber, chemicals, and piassava. A hydroelectric project is located north of Ilhéus.

Ilhéus

 

a city in eastern Brazil, at the mouth of the Cachoeira River, in Bahia State. Population, 100,700 (1968). It is a seaport serving the area that produces more than 90 percent of Brazil’s cacao harvest. Goods shipped through Ilheus include cacao (which is shipped primarily on coastal vessels to the port of Salvador, from which it is exported), cacao-seed oil, and lumber.

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The four men were travelling from Salvador to Ilheus as part of an exploratory trip connected to a future housing development planned by Mr Woodhall's firm, Worldwide Destinations.
The route between Congonhas and Ilheus will be operated by JJ 3660, leaving Sao Paulo at 9:00 a.
That, plus the destructive flooding of the Cachoeira River, prompted the family's move to Ilheus when Jorge was two years old.
Today, the trucks queuing at Ilheus port are waiting to unload soybeans from western Bahia.
Employs around 4500 employees at its plants in Brazil, located in Curitiba (PR), Manaus (AM) and Ilheus (BA), and Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego and Buenos Aires.
Um deles foi Antonio Joaquim da Silva, julgado pelo juri de Ilheus, provavel local onde teria cometido o homicidio de que foi acusado.
The cells were observed for 14 days; after this period, cultures were harvested and supernatants used in indirect immunofluorescent assays with polyclonal antibodies against flaviviruses (Bussuquara, Cacipacore, dengue, yellow fever, Ilheus, Naranjal-like, Rocio, and Saint Louis encephalitis viruses) and alphaviruses (Aura, eastern equine encephalitis, Mayaro, Mucambo, Pixuna, Una, western equine encephalitis, and Trocara viruses).
They are scouring a 400km sq area of jungle and sea in the north-east of the country near the coastal city of Ilheus.
Teams spent another day combing a 400km sq area in north-eastern Brazil after the twinengine Cessna 310 they were in lost contact with air-traffic controllers minutes before it was due to land in the coastal city of Ilheus on Friday night.
The twin engine Cessna was nine minutes from landing at Ilheus when traffic control lost contact.
On the other hand, for TAP, it will involve domestic destinations operated by TAM to several Brazilian capitals and cities such as Belem, Manaus, Sao Luiz, Ilheus, Porto Seguro, Campo Grande, Cuiaba, Aracaju, Vitoria, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Goiania, Florianopolis, Joao Pessoa, Maceio, Navegantes, Porto Alegre and Foz do Iguacu, among others, in addition to cities in South America (Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile).
BRAZIL TROPICAL MSC Cruises (020 7637 2525) offers seven night voyages ex-Rio to Salvador, Ilheus, Buzios and Santos for pounds 1410, including flights, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb 4.