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Former Brazil President Readmitted to Hospital

Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in treatment for cancer of the larynx since last October, suffered a dehydration episode and had to be taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo, his advisers said. continue reading »

Rio Police and Firefighters Go on Strike Week before Carnival

Police and firefighters in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro went on strike Friday, just a week before the official start of Carnival and despite authorities' agreeing to a pay raise. continue reading »

Brazil Demands Suspension of Twitter Accounts Warning of “Blitzes”

The Federal Attorney’s Office of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter Inc. demanding that the state of Goias block all Twitter accounts that warn of traffic control points, also known as ‘blitzes.’ continue reading »

Discarded Waste from Tropical Fruit Acai to Supply Power Plants in Brazil

A $2 million pilot project backed by the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund will help poor families in northern Brazil become biomass suppliers to power plants by using waste from açai, a tropical fruit. continue reading »

52 Brazilians Found to be Working as ‘Slaves’ in Amazon Region

Brazilian authorities on Wednesday rescued 52 farm workers who were being held in slave-like conditions on three ranches in the Amazon state of Para, the government said. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro received Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at the Palace of the Revolution, where they discussed the bilateral agenda continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Traveling to Colombia, Mexico and Brazil this Week

The U.S. State Department is announcing that U.S. diplomat Wendy Sherman, who is a Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador, will visit Colombia January 29-30, Mexico January 31-February 1, and Brazil February 2-4. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot (VIDEO)

An armed bank robber in Brazil made his own capture rather easy after he shot himself in the foot. On Monday, three men entered a bank in northern Parana, Brazil and demanded that tellers hand over money. continue reading »

Brazil Buildings Collapse, Claim At Least 3, With Many Still Missing

The bodies of three people were found Thursday morning amid the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »

20-Year Brazilian Pro-Racer Kills Pedestrian in Miami, Cops Smell Booze & See Coke Dust on Nose

20-year old Brazilian car driver, Joao Paulo Escudero Mauro, is facing multiple charges for fatally striking a pedestrian in Miami. continue reading »

First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

New social business enterprised launched in Brazil has obtained financing to roll out innovative early childhood development program benefitting as many as 224,000 pre-school children in Brazil continue reading »

U.S. Visa Demand from Brazil, Already up 50% in 2012

Visa processing in Brazil and China jumped more than 50 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 from the same period in 2011. At the same time, our Missions in China and Brazil decreased the wait for visa interviews. continue reading »

Allegations of Amazon Indian Child ‘Burned Alive’ by Loggers Surfaces

Loggers have invaded the Amazon home of uncontacted Awá Indians, one of whom has reportedly been ‘burned alive’. continue reading »

Speaker John Boehner Leads Delegation to Latin America, Brazil First Stop

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday praised the pacification program being carried out in "favelas," the shantytowns de Brazil's second-largest city, during a visit to one of those neighborhoods. continue reading »

Bus Accident in Brazil Leaves 7 Dead, 15 Injured

At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured when a truck collided with a bus in a city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba, police said. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Visit National Shrine of Aparecida in Brazil, World’s Largest Marian Shrine

The National Shrine of Aparecida, which is located in the northern city of Aparecida (São Paulo State), welcomed a total of 10,885,878 million visitors in 2011. continue reading »

Brazil’s Science without Borders Scholarship Students Arrived in U.S.

The United States welcomed 650 Brazilian students who arrived this week to study in over 100 U.S. universities in 42 states across the country. continue reading »

Brazil has More Than One Million Child Workers, Plans to Eliminate Practice by 2020

According to the latest figures of the population census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), over a million children aged between 10 and 14 continue to work in the country, despite government measures against child exploitation. continue reading »

Brazil Overtakes Britain as World’s 6th Largest Economy (VIDEO)

A leading economic research group says Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth-largest economy. The London-based Center for Economics and Business continue reading »