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Sao Paulo Building Collapses, 6 Dead and 24 Rescued under Debris

At least six people died when a two-story building under construction collapsed here Tuesday in Brazil's largest city, while 24 others were rescued alive from the wreckage, firefighters said. continue reading »

Cisco Inaugurates Center of Innovation in Rio de Janeiro

The U.S. multinational Cisco inaugurated a Center of Innovation in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where it plans to develop technological solutions to meet local needs for companies in sectors that include oil and gas, education and public safety. continue reading »

Brazil Awaits Explanation from UK for Detaining Man Linked to Snowden

Brazil said Wednesday it is still waiting for a formal explanation from Britain of why the Brazilian partner of a journalist who has published Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. spying was detained for nine hours while in transit at London's Heathrow airport. continue reading »

3 Brazilian Teens Confess to Burning Homeless Man Alive

Three teenagers confessed to burning alive a vagrant who was living on the streets of the Brasilia suburb of Guara, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Analysts Stick to Early Prediction for Country’s Growth, 2.21%

Financial analysts are keeping their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy at 2.21 percent, the same level as last week, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Rio Mayor Wants Woody Allen To Film There in a BIG Way

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said in a newspaper interview that he will pay "any price" for U.S. director Woody Allen to shoot some of his films in this Brazilian city. "I really want him to come. I've done everything I could. I'd pay any price for him to come film here," Paes told O Globo, referring to some unsuccessful negotiations years ago with the famous filmmaker. continue reading »

Brazilian Businessman Introduces Solution to Country’s Library Deficit

A Brazilian businessman has come up with a technological solution to the problem of high book prices and a lack of school libraries in his homeland. To make reading more accessible throughout Brazil, Jonas Suassuna developed an online library known as Nuvem de Livros (Cloud of Books), which was inaugurated two years ago and currently offers more than 10,000 titles to nearly 1 million subscribers, who can read the content on their computer, tablet or smartphone. continue reading »

Brazil Convicts 3 Men For Raping Tourist in Microbus

A Brazilian court found three men guilty of raping a female U.S. tourist in a microbus in Rio de Janeiro last March, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Many Protest Disappearance of Laborer Amarildo Souza

Hundreds of Brazilians once again turned out on Sunday to protest the disappearance of laborer Amarildo Souza, about whom no word has emerged since he was arrested by police in Rio de Janeiro on July 14. continue reading »

Spanish Environmentalist Who Reported on Illegal Logging is Slain in Brazil

A Spanish biologist and environmental activist was murdered in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Wednesday. Gonzalo Alonso Hernandez, who lived in Rio de Janeiro state, may have been killed because he reported poaching and illegal logging. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Crack Down on Organized Crime

Brazil's Federal Police arrested 18 people Tuesday in a crackdown on an extermination squad that operated in Natal, capital of the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. continue reading »

Pele Believes Neymar Could Surpass Messi, Ronaldo

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says he believes his 21-year-old countryman Neymar will eventually become a greater player than either Argentine four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi or Portuguese international and Real Madrid standout Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

Brazil to Invest $440.5 Million in Energy Projects Over Next 10 Years

Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao said the federal government planned to invest 1 million reais ($440.5 million) in energy projects over the next 10 years through its Growth Acceleration Program, or PAC. continue reading »

Protesters Vandalize Banks in Sao Paulo

A group of some 400 protesters, marching through the Sao Paulo financial district along the downtown Avenida Paulista, vandalized more than 10 bank branches and a number of stores, authorities said. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis said Saturday that the future demands a humanistic vision of the economy and a rehabilitation of politics in order to achieve "greater participation by the people, a shunning of elitism and an end to poverty." continue reading »

Pope Francis Gives Encouraging Words to Slum Youths in Brazil

Pope Francis on Thursday visited a Brazilian shantytown that until recently was controlled by drug traffickers, where he urged young residents to fight against corruption and injustice. continue reading »

Teenage Girl Killed After Shark Attack in Brazil

An 18-year-old woman who was attacked by a shark at a beach in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife died from the serious injuries she received, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Huge Crowds Receive Pope on His First International Trip

A large crowd received Pope Francis on Monday downtown in this Brazilian metropolis as the pontiff began a week-long visit to take part in the annual World Youth Day event. continue reading »

Vandals Deface, Destroy Parts of Upscale Rio de Janeiro

The upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods of Leblon and Ipanema woke to the traces of violence left by demonstrators who lit bonfires in the streets and looted shops, Brazilian police said Thursday continue reading »

ILFC Purchases 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer for $2.85 Billion

The International Lease Finance Corporation, global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft, has finalized a $2.85 billion deal to purchase 50 jets from Embraer, the Brazilian manufacturer said Wednesday. continue reading »