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NASA Websites Taken Down by Brazilian Hackers with Social Message on Syria

Fourteen NASA websites have apparently been targeted by Brazilian hackers with a social message they want to put out there. Starting last week numerous NASA sites ending in nasa.gov were targeted by individuals opposed to intervention in Syria. continue reading »

Brazil President Rouseff Deems Anti-Poverty Programs a Success

President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that Brazil's 10-year-old Bolsa Familia (Family Purse) program, with which the government subsidizes people sunk in poverty, has "forever changed millions of lives in Brazil." continue reading »

Overzealous Fan in Brazil Yanks Beyonce off Stage (VIDEO)

This weekend Beyonce showed why she is such an unflappable super star. An overzealous Brazilian fan pulled her offstage into the audience as she was performing her hit “Irreplaceable” but she didn’t miss a beat. continue reading »

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian and Peruvian police have launched a joint operation to destroy cocaine labs in the region of their shared border, Brazil's Justice Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Argentina, Brazil Work Together on Cyber Defense In Light of U.S. Spying

The governments of Argentina and Brazil agreed Friday to cooperate more closely on cyber defense in the wake of revelations that U.S. spying extended to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. continue reading »

Health Secretary Resigns Amid Deaths at Public Hospitals in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's health secretary resigned Friday amid a controversy over the death of 10 patients at a public hospital due to a bacterial infection. continue reading »

POLL:  Brazilians Support the Importing of Doctors from Cuba

Nearly 74 percent of Brazilians support President Dilma Rousseff's decision to recruit physicians from Cuba and other foreign nations to bolster this country's struggling public health system, a poll released Tuesday shows. continue reading »

Obama Must Respond to Spying Accusation If Rousseff to Visit U.S.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that whether she makes a planned state visit to Washington next month depends on Barack Obama's response to revelations the United States monitored her communications. continue reading »

Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

Recently, the World's 50 Best organization announced Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants in Lima, Peru. The list is internationally recognized as the most credible indicator of the best places to eat on Earth and is the trusted arbiter of what matters in global cuisine. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

U.S. President Barack Obama assured Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto he will investigate reports that Washington's spy apparatus monitored his communications, officials here said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a planned trip to Washington this weekend by members of her staff, who were to have made advance preparations for her scheduled Oct. 23 visit to the United States, the official Agencia Brasil news service said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Stop Group Supplying Guns to Drug Gangs

Brazilian police dismantled a ring that supplied U.S. rifles to drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday. The operation, carried out with support from Interpol and U.S. authorities, involved the arrest of five people in Brazil and two others in the United States, Federal Police said in a statement. continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Commuters Angered by Poor Service Set Fire to Train in Brazil

Passengers on a Rio commuter train set fire to one of the cars on Tuesday in protest against the bad service, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

REPORT:  U.S. Spied on Brazil President Rousseff and Mexico’s Peña Nieto

The U.S. National Security Agency intercepted telephone calls and e-mails of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Mexican leader Enrique Peña Nieto, Brazil's Globo television said, citing documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. continue reading »

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazil’s Spaipa

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Brazil's Spaipa in a deal worth $1.85 billion. continue reading »

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat. continue reading »

Brazil’s MMX Sells Chile Assets to Cooper Mining

Brazil's MMX Mineração e Metalicos, part of Brazilian magnate Eike Batista's conglomerate, said it had agreed to sell its Chilean unit to Inversiones Cooper Mining. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Pledges LatAm Relations Are “Top Priority”

Relations with Latin America represent "the top priority" for her administration, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday during the swearing-in of new Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo. continue reading »

Brazilian President Blasts Diplomats Helping Corrupt Bolivian Politician

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday denounced the decision by one of her country's diplomats to help a Bolivian senator accused of corruption sneak into Brazil. continue reading »