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Plane Crash in Northern Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Three people died and three others were seriously injured when their small plane crashed and exploded Tuesday just after taking off from the Brazilian city of Manaus, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil Prison Mutiny Leaves 2 Dead and 68 Vistors Taken Hostage

A mutiny at a Brazilian prison that left two people dead ended Monday after negotiations between inmates and the warden. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Gang Members in Rio

State police arrested 30 people suspected of belonging to the gang that controls drug trafficking in Rocinha, the largest "favela," or shantytown, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Raises Interest Rate to 8.5 Percent

The Brazilian Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate a half-point to 8.5 percent, in a move intended to halt the rise in inflation, the entity announced. continue reading »

Brazil Faces Another Day of Nationwide Strikes and Standstill Traffic

Brazil on Thursday experienced more highway blockades and the paralysis of public transportation in some cities during the so-called "National Day of Struggle" called by unions to demand labor reforms. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

U.S. Yet to Give Explanation for Spying on Brazilians

Brazil continues to await an explanation from Washington after revelations that the United States has collected and stored the e-mail and telephone records of millions of Brazilians, Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Shooting Death of Brazilian Rapper MC Daleste Captured on Video (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Condolences are pouring in for the popular Sao Paulo rapper MC Daleste, 20, who was shot to death on stage while performing in Campinas, outside of Sao Paulo. continue reading »

Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

A huge fire in Heliopolis, Sao Paulo's largest "favela," or shantytown, killed at least three people and injured eight, two of them critically, the city's fire department said Sunday. continue reading »

Rate of Amazon Deforestation Nearly Quintupled in May

Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest lost 464.96 sq. kilometers (180 sq. miles) of cover in May, or 4.7 times the amount deforested in the same month of 2012 (98.85 sq. kilometers), officials said. continue reading »

Trucker Killed Trying to Break Through Brazil Highway Blockade

A trucker who tried to break through a highway blockade set up by other drivers in southern Brazil died from being hit on the head by a hurled stone, local media reported Thursday. continue reading »

How Brazil’s Olympic And World Cup Dreams Turned Into A Nightmare

More than a million Brazilians flooded the streets of dozens of cities across the country, forcing major news outlets across the world turned their focus to Brazil all at once. continue reading »

Brazil Moves Forward with Referendum on Massive Political Reforms

The administration of President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday formally asked Brazil's Congress to convene a referendum on a wide-ranging political overhaul. continue reading »

In Brazil v Spain - Brazil Triumphs in Confederation Cup

Brazil, led by 21-year-old phenom Neymar, reasserted its place atop world soccer with a stunning 3-0 shellacking of Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup. continue reading »

“March for Jesus” Attracts 2 Million Evangelicals to Sao Paulo

Some 2 million evangelicals took to the streets of downtown Sao Paulo Saturday, according to figures provided by organizers of the so-called "March for Jesus," an event that attracted the faithful from around the country and abroad, winding up with a religious and artistic celebration in a public square. continue reading »

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child "because he wouldn't stop crying," police officials said. continue reading »

Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

Amsia Motors, an automotive group financed by Arab investors, signed a protocol of intentions Thursday with the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, pledging to invest 1 billion reais ($450 million) to build an auto plant. continue reading »

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Host nation Brazil triumphed 2-1 over Uruguay here Wednesday in a tough, penalty-filled match to claim a berth in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

About 500 protesters on Tuesday blocked the Dutra highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant. continue reading »

Favela Violence in Brazil Leads to 9 Deaths

Nine people were killed in clashes between police and members of a gang of drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Brazilian authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »