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Brazil Refurbishes Hydroelectric Power Plants

In one of the largest energy-efficiency investments ever undertaken in Brazil, a public utility will use a $128 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to partly finance the rehabilitation and modernization of two large hydroelectric complexes in order to increase power production, lower maintenance costs and double the service life of the facilities. continue reading »

Brazil Urged to Have Olympics & World Cup Leave “Positive Social Legacy”

The upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and Summer Olympics in Brazil should be harnessed to deliver a “positive social legacy” for the South American country and beyond, the United Nations envoy for sports and peace has said. continue reading »

Brazilian Corinthians up Bid for Manchester City Captain Carlos Tevez

After a bid earlier this week for the Argentinean Striker failed at approx $56 Million, a new bid has gone in at approx. $63 Million, but City is believed to want more like $80.6 Million. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez to Undergo New Cancer Treatment in Brazil

Agencia Brasil is announcing that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo new cancer treatment in Brazil. The left-leaning leader had been in Cuba for cancer surgery last month something he only disclosed after extending his visit to that country. continue reading »

Take a Look at Brazil’s Own Magnet Boy! (VIDEO)

Paulo David Amorim is a 11-year old Brazilian boy with a magnetic personality and a knack for attracting cutlery. continue reading »

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota will announce the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at a high-level meeting of governments and civil society at the Department of State on July 12, 2011. The Open Government Partnership is a new, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete continue reading »

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Murder, death threats, lack of health care and education, delays in the regularization of land, exploitation of natural resources: this is the picture of the violence the indigenous people of Brazil are subjected to, according to the Report of the Indigenous Missionary Council (IMIC), which was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB). continue reading »

UN Official Commends Former Leaders of Ghana and Brazil on Winning Award

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week congratulated the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil, John Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have been honoured for their vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. continue reading »

Baby in Brazil Born with Deceased Fathers Sperm

Brazilian media reports the healthy delivery of a baby girl concieved through artificial insemination using her dead father’s frozen sperm. The mother, Katia Lernerneier, and baby are both doing fine and have been discharged from the hospital this week. continue reading »

Brazil Court Orders Man Convicted of Ordering Nun’s Death to Remain in Jail

Brazil’s top court has decided that the rancher convicted of masterminding the murder of a US Nun in 2005 will remain in court while his case is appealed. continue reading »

Brazil: Super Saturday Visa Program

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, along with the U.S. consulates in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, will open on Saturday, June 18, to accommodate Brazilian travelers continue reading »

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Brazil for its leadership and commitment to world peace and security, regional integration, development and the promotion of the values and goals of the United Nations, continue reading »

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

The farmer and activist for the defense of the Amazon, Obed Loyla Souza, 31, was killed on Thursday, June 9 in the Brazilian state of Pará (North Brazil). The news was released on June 14. continue reading »

Majority of Brazilians in Debt, Countrys Economic Growth Fueled by Credit Experts Say

Recent research is showing that over half of Brazilian families are in debt with high rates of debt default being predicted. This is fueling the feeling that Brazil’s sky rocketing growth is mostly due to credit markets. continue reading »

Majority of Brazilians in Debt, Countrys Economic Growth Fueled by Credit Experts Say

Recent research is showing that over half of Brazilian families are in debt with high rates of debt default being predicted. This is fueling the feeling that Brazil’s sky rocketing growth is mostly due to credit markets. continue reading »

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Close to 70,000 turned out on Sunday in Brazil for the beatification of Sister Dulce Lopez, including President Dilma Rousseff, while thousands others watched the live broadcast. continue reading »

UNESCO to Name Three Brazilians as Goodwill Ambassadors

Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. continue reading »

Brazilian Women Oldest Known Person (VIDEO)

An almost 115-year-old Brazilian woman, Maria Gomes Valentim, could go down in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'Oldest Living Person.' continue reading »

Brazilian Auto Workers on Strike at GM’s Sao Paulo Plant

Workers at GM's plant in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo state approved a strike after rejecting GM’s latest profit sharing proposal. The 24 hour strike will cost GM production of 950 vehicles. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest Serbian Gang Operating Throughout Country

A growing problem in South America has been the infiltration of foreign cartels moving into the region and using it as a corridor to move the continents cocaine to Europe and elsewhere continue reading »