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FOR REAL:  Mayor of “Presidente Kennedy” Nabbed for Corruption in Sting Dubbed “Oswald” in Brazil

The mayor of the Brazilian city of Presidente Kennedy was arrested Thursday for corruption in a Federal Police operation ironically dubbed "Lee Harvey Oswald." continue reading »

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

The uprising started during visiting hours Sunday at the Attorney Antonio Jacinto Filho Penitentiary Complex, where more than 150 police officers and prison guards have been deployed while officials negotiate with the inmates, the Sergipe Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. continue reading »

U.S. Deports Brazilian Barb Wire Killer Living in Massachusetts

A Brazilian national illegally residing in both Somerville and Medford, Mass., who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a murder, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities yesterday morning in São Paulo. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has Upcoming Diplomatic Trip to Colombia and Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium from April 13 to April 19. Secretary Clinton will accompany President Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. continue reading »

Nearly Half of All Brazilians are Overweight

More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released Tuesday by the Health Ministry. continue reading »

Brazil - U.S. Partnership for 21st Century

Today Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participated in and delivered opening remarks at the “Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century” conference, alongside Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota. continue reading »

McDonald’s Brazil Looks to Expand Along with Country’s Growth

The world’s largest fast-food hamburger chain, McDonald’s, is planning to expand along with Brazil’s ever-growing economy, increasing its presence in the country’s the mid-sized cities. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Prisoner Dressed in Wife’s Clothes Escapes – Temporarily

Brazilian prisoner and alleged drug trafficker, Ronaldo Silva, demonstrated some impressive creativity in his latest escape attempt from prison. Dressed in his wife’s blue dress, bra and long brown wig, with cleanly shaven legs, Silva squeezed into a pair of high heels and sauntered out of the jail during visitor hours along with other wives of prisoners. continue reading »

Brazilian Actor Almost Hangs Himself, Seriously Injured During Good Friday Reenactment

A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in an Easter Passion play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said Saturday. continue reading »

UN Welcomes Brazil’s Contribution to Global Humanitarian Action

The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief yesterday pledged support for Brazil’s humanitarian work around the world, highlighting the country’s contributions in the areas of disaster-risk prevention and food security. continue reading »

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff’s U.S. Visit to Focus on Education & Science Parternerships

Brazil's drive to establish a partnership with the United States in the spheres of education, science, technology and innovation will be a key topic of President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington next week, the education minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that after beating cancer, he plans to return to public life "to help Brazil continue growing and developing." continue reading »

Son of Brazil’s Richest Man Kills Cyclist With Sports Car

The son of Brazil’s richest man is being investigated on suspicion of manslaughter after his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car struck and killed a cyclist in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

‘Gang of Blondes’ Believed to Have Kidnapped Dozens in Brazil Have Been Arrested

Six women suspected of being be part of Brazil’s kidnapping “Gang of Blondes” have been identified by police thanks to information from the dozens of victims. Over the weekend, three members of the gang w continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

At just 12 years old, a Brazilian girl nicknamed Rapunzel does not just have long hair, she has LONG hair. Though Natasha Moraes de Andrade is just 5 feet, 4 inches tall, her hair is 5 feet, 2 inch continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed Monday in a gunbattle between drug gangs in a Rio slum that has been under police occupation for four months, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

A Brazilian court has barred 17 executives of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country in the wake of two recent oil leaks in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Saturday. continue reading »