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Bus-Truck Collision Kills 6 in Brazil- 2nd Serious Accident in Brazil This Week

Six people were killed and two others injured when a bus and a pick-up truck collided head-on in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the federal highway patrol said Tuesday. continue reading »

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil Slaps New Fine on Chevron for November Oil Spill

Brazil's environmental protection agency has fined U.S. oil supermajor Chevron an additional 10 million reais (some $5.3 million), saying the company lacked an emergency plan for coping with accidents such as the Nov. 8 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. continue reading »

UN Aims to Saves Lives in Amazon Through Use Of Plants & Food in Region

A United Nations book released today aims to provide people in the developing world with accessible knowledge of Amazon plants and foods they can use to improve their livelihoods. continue reading »

13 Tons of Pot Seized by Brazilian Police

The Federal Police seized 13.7 tons of marijuana over the weekend hidden in two trucks near Brazil's border with Paraguay and made two arrests, media reports said. continue reading »

FIFA ‘Concerned’ About Brazil’s Preparations for 2014 World Cup

The president of soccer’s world governing body says it is "concerned" about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Saturday after a FIFA executive meeting in Tokyo that he will meet with the Brazilian governmen continue reading »

Brazil Will Allow Merger of Orange Juice Companies

The Cade anti-trust agency has approved the merger between Brazil's Citrosuco and Citrovita, a tie-up that creates the world's largest orange juice producer. The Brasilia-based regulator approved the transaction unanimo continue reading »

Brazil Sues Chevron for $10.7BN in Damages for Oil Spill

Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10.7 billion) in damages from U.S. oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil spill that began in early November. continue reading »

14 Dead as Tuck Plows Into Religious Procession in Brazil Town

14 people were killed when an out-of-control truck plowed into a religious procession in the northeastern Brazilian town of Feira Grande, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

The body of Nelson Marinho Filho, who died when Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, has been buried in Rio – the first formal burial continue reading »

Diplomatic Visit to Brazil Underway by State Department

Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero is in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5 and 6 to lead the United States delegation to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Great Socrates Dies from Alcoholism Related Health Problems

Former soccer star Socrates, who played for Brazil in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup competitions, died Sunday in a hospital in Sao Paulo where he was being treated for problems stemming from alcoholism, continue reading »

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced today that it has appointed Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space, as a Goodwill Ambassador. continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off Holiday Season with World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro, marking the official start of the holiday season in the Brazilian city. continue reading »

Crime of Passion in Brazil Results in 5 Adults and 4-Year Old Killed

Five adults and a little girl were gunned down at a house in Aparecida de Goiania, a town in the central Brazilian state of Goias, in an apparent crime of passion, police said Sunday. continue reading »

More Crazy From Courtney Love in Brazil, Foo Fighter Grohl Center of Her Rants (VIDEO)

Courtney Love keeps proving no one can do crazy like she can and now all of Brazil knows it. continue reading »

Brazil Tackles Its Food Insecurity and Obesity Problems

The Fourth National Conference on Food Security has just ended, in the State of Bahia. Organized by the Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Argentina and Brazil

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, is on travel to Argentina and Brazil from November 15 to 18 continue reading »

Brazilian Authorities Take Over Three Drug Infested Favelas with 1,500 Police

The operation's success was due to cooperation between the state and federal governments, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral said. continue reading »

Court Rules Amazon Indians Not Affected by Dam Construction

A Brazilian federal court gave the green light for construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam, ruling it will not directly affect any Amazon Indian communities. continue reading »