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Lady Gaga Entertains Young Children in Rio Favela

Singer Lady Gaga on Thursday played soccer and sang with children in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, where she is set to perform this week. continue reading »

Brazilian Groom Ordered to Pay Bride After Announcing She’s Not a Virgin at Wedding

According to the wedding guests, the groom appeared at his wedding, looking miserable and upset. He arrived at the wedding at a Catholic church in Macae, in the state of Rio de Janeir continue reading »

Brazilian Lawmakers Pass Controversial Bill to Redistribute Oil Royalties

Brazil's Congress has passed a bill that would reduce the proportion of royalties that accrue to the state and municipal governments of oil-producing states, while distributing more of those revenues to other states. continue reading »

Violence in Sao Paulo Continues, 5 More Gunned Down

Five people were killed and three others wounded overnight in separate shootings in Brazil's largest city and its suburbs, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Tourist Train Derails Killing 3

Three people were killed and about 40 others injured when a tourist train derailed near Campos de Jordao, a summer resort in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Multiple Plane Crashes Kill 6 in Brazil

At least six people died and a youngster was injured in two air accidents in Brazil over the past 24 hours, authorities of the western state of Mato Grosso and the southern state of Santa Catarina reported Saturday. continue reading »

83 Killed in Sao Paulo Over Last 11 Days

Another 10 people - one of them a police officer - were killed in Sao Paulo overnight, bringing to 83 the number of murders committed over the last 11 days in Brazil's largest city and financial capital, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

A substance extracted from rattlesnake venom could raise survival hopes among patients with skin cancer, according to experiments performed by Brazilian researchers. continue reading »

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

At least seven people were injured, four of them suffering serious burns, in a gas explosion Wednesday at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. The blast, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. (9:30 GMT), apparently was caused by a gas leak at a grocery store in the northern Rio neighborhood of Iraja, the Fire Department said. continue reading »

Michael Phelps Teaches Young Brazilians to Swim in Rio

U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps gave a swimming class Tuesday to Brazilian tots and teens in a rough Rio de Janeiro neighborhood that until two years ago was occupied by drug-trafficking gangs. continue reading »

Nearly 53 Million Brazilians Hit by Blackout

Electric equipment that caught fire between two substations caused a blackout in nine states of northeastern Brazil as well as in the capital city of Brasilia and numerous municipalities of two northern states, officials said Friday. continue reading »

61-year-old Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins

A 61-year-old Brazilian woman who spent the last two decades trying to become a mother gave birth to twins this week, her doctor said Thursday. continue reading »

Student Nurse in Brazil Injects Patient’s IV with Coffee, Calls it a Mix-Up

Another Brazilian nurse reportedly confused a patient’s IV with her feeding tube, causing the death of the patient. Brazilian nursing student Rejane Moreira Telles, 23, had only been working at a São continue reading »

Brazilian Catarina Migliorini Auctions Off Virginity, Gets $780,000

The top bidder for the young Brazilian woman auctioning off her virginity will pay $780,000. Catarina Migliorini, 20, made international headlines in recent weeks as she auctioned off her virginity, sayi continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Family Thought he was Dead Until He Arrived at Own Funeral

A Brazilian family was shocked at the funeral of Gilberto Marcos Araujo when the man they whose life they were morning made an appearance, very much alive. continue reading »

BMW to Invest $264 Million for First Plant in Brazil

German automaker BMW plans to build its first Latin American plant in Brazil, investing $264 million in the project, BMW Group sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said. continue reading »

Brazil Newspapers Say ‘Good-bye’ to Google News

Brazil’s main newspapers that account for about 90 percent of the country’s circulation have abandoned Google News, banning the search engine section from using their headlines. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

The Brazilian government announced Monday that it will invest 162 million reais ($81 million) in the purchase of a high-tech oceanography research vessel. The ship, which will join the Brazilian fleet in 2013, "will be among the continue reading »

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

Germany's BMW company will establish in Brazil what will be its first automotive factory in Latin America, Raimundo Colombo, governor of Santa Catarina state, said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil, Ukraine to Launch Satellite in 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Ukrainian counterpart Victor Yanukovich agreed Friday on a plan to launch a jointly developed satellite from the South American nation in 2014. continue reading »