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New Energy Grid Will Eliminate Electricity Rationing in Brazil

Brazil's MPX Energia power company, controlled by billionaire Eike Batista, will soon add 680 MW to Brazil's energy grid with two new thermoelectric power plants and allow the government to avoid electricity rationing, the magnate said. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Brazilian Couple Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Two Brazilian nationals pleaded guilty yesterday in Miami to smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit. continue reading »

Spanish Retailer Mango Closing Its Last Store in Brazil

The closure of the last store operated by the Spanish fashion firm Mango in Brazil, scheduled for next week, is a "fact," continue reading »

Brazilian Government OKs Power Line Run by Spanish Firm

Brazil's environmental protection agency said it has granted Spanish company Isolux Energia a license to operate a power transmission line between the southeastern states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Colombia Renews Coal Production Contract with Brazilian Firm

Colombia's government renewed a coal production and marketing accord with Brazilian conglomerate Votorantim Group's local unit, which has operated in the central province of Boyaca since 1989. continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spanish oil major Repsol has begun commercial production at the pre-salt Sapinhoa "megafield" after connecting a producing well to an FPSO with the capacity to extract 120,000 barrels of oil per day. continue reading »

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Some 35,000 people live in areas of Rio de Janeiro state that are prone to mudslides and other natural disasters as a result of heavy rains, an official report published Monday in the Brazilian daily O Globo said. continue reading »

Death Toll of Bar Shooting in Brazil Rises to 7

The death toll from the massacre at a bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, has risen to seven, with the evidence pointing to the possible role of police officers in the crime, officials said. continue reading »

Assailants Attack Bar in Brazil, Killing 6

A group of unknown assailants killed six people early Saturday at a bar in Sao Paulo, an incident that comes amid a recent wave of violence in Brazil's largest metropolis. continue reading »

Boeing, University of Sao Paulo Establish Scientific Partnership

U.S. aerospace and defense multinational Boeing and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most prestigious, have signed a scientific cooperation accord on technology projects in the areas of crowd behavior modeling and visual analytics. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras announced a new oil discovery in ultra-deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Set for 3rd Nuclear Power Plant

Brazilian state-owned utility Eletrobras said Thursday that it secured an additional 3.8 billion reais ($1.85 billion) in financing for its third nuclear-power plant, Angra 3. continue reading »

Stevie Wonder, Gilberto Gil Perform for 400,000 in Brazil (VIDEO)

American pop star Stevie Wonder and Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil filled Copacabana Beach with music during a seaside concert that attracted some 400,000 people, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian poet Ledo Ivo, a well-known figure in Brazilian letters, died early Sunday from a heart attack in the Spanish city of Seville, where he had intended to spend Christmas. He was 88. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

Carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere as a result of Amazon deforestation dropped to 352 million tons this year, or 16 percent less than in 2011, Brazil's state-run National Space Research Institute, or INPE, said. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Brazilian-Mexican consortium Braskem-Idesa said it has reached a $3.2 billion financing deal for its Ethylene XXI petrochemical project in Mexico. continue reading »

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

At least eight people died when the wall of an old factory undergoing restoration work collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Sorocaba, officials said. continue reading »

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Brewer Hijos de Rivera is studying the possibility of producing its Estrella Galicia beer in Brazil, a move that would mark the first time that the beverage is made outside the firm's brewery in the northwestern Spanish city of La Coruña, executives said Wednesday. continue reading »