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Brazilians Spent More than Any Other International Tourist, Averaging $5,400 per Person

The United States is now witnessing a turn of the tables as many Brazilians come here for the latest shopping deals. In 2010, according to statistics, Brazilians spent $5.9 billion in the United States and as a result, spend more than any other international tourist spending an average $5,400 per person continue reading »

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have the most suitable environment for climate-related investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a preview of the Climatescope 2012, an upcoming report continue reading »

Chevron Detects New Oil Leak in Brazil

U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred last November. Company spokespersons said they detected a "small new seep" at the Frade field, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in the Campos basin, Brazil's largest oil region. continue reading »

Brazil Praised for First Prosecution of Human Rights Abuses During ‘70s Military Dictatorship

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the prosecution of a retired Brazilian army colonel for disappearances during the country’s military dictatorship as a “first and crucial step” in fighting the impunity that surrounds that period. continue reading »

US-Brazil Celebrate 18 Years of Science & Technology Cooperation

On March 12-13, the United States and Brazil will mark 18 years of science and technology cooperation at the Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia, Brazil. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil and Argentina to Discuss Children’s Issues

Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues, is traveling to Brazil and Argentina March 5-9, 2012. While in Brazil, Ambassador Jacobs will participate in the second meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Working Group on Children’s Issues continue reading »

Brazil Oil Giant Petrobras to Provide 5,000 Scholarships

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras plans to provide 5,000 scholarships over the next six years to Brazilian students who plan to earn degrees abroad in fields related to the energy industry, the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, diagnosed last October with cancer of the larynx, is back in Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital with a "slight lung infection," the medical center said. continue reading »

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. continue reading »

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Two Brazilian soldiers died and another was injured in a fire at the Comandante Ferraz research base that Brazil maintains in Antarctica, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today. continue reading »

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations continue reading »

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

A musical troupe that sets Beatles tunes to Brazilian beats on Monday drew 60,000 people to a Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings. continue reading »

Rio Carnival Brings Out Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Others

U.S. actresses Jennifer Lopez and Sharon Stone arrived in Brazil as specially invited guests of the Carnival celebrations in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, respectively. continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish and Brazilan Priests to College of Cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday solemnly proclaimed 22 new cardinals, including a Spaniard and a Brazilian. continue reading »

Hurrah for Carnival in Brazil

Brazil gave itself up Saturday to the revelry of Carnival and its many madcap street parties, as cities like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife brimmed with millions having the time of their lives. continue reading »

Plane Crash Kills 4 in Brazil

All four people aboard were killed when a small aircraft crashed Thursday in the northern state of Para, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Company’s to Offer 6 month Maternity Leave

The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's minister for women's policy said here Thursday. continue reading »

Death Squads Take Over Where Striking Brazil Police Left

The strike begun on Jan. 31 by police officers in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia has resulted in an increase in the number of murders committed there by death squads, the press reported. continue reading »