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Europes Largest Bank, Santander, Suspends Funding of Controversial Brazil Dam

Europe’s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil’s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns. continue reading »

Brazil Announces Sports Partnership to Help Rio’s Youth Ahead of 2014 World Cup & 2016 Olympics

In an international effort to promote social transformation through sports, the city of Rio de Janeiro together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the FC Barcelona Foundation and the National Basketball Association NBA, announced today an initiative to improve the lives of underprivileged children and youth in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

The Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE released the 2010 Census on Friday. The total Brazilian population is 190,755,779 up 1.17% from 2000. continue reading »

Brazilian Prison Guard Accused of Torture Deported by U.S. Immigration

A man wanted for torturing prisoners in Brazil in 2005 was deported on Tuesday and turned over to Brazilian authorities Wednesday morning by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

UN:  Housing at Risk as Brazil Prepares for World Cup and Olympics

An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern about alleged displacement and evictions in various cities across Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. continue reading »

Paul McCartney’s Rio Show Sells Out in One Hour

This morning, after one hour of being open to online buyers, the website selling the tickets informed the 45,000 seats had been purchased. continue reading »

Rio 2016 Olympics “On Target”

The Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee has just emerged from meetings where it reported its progress to-date to international monitoring organizations. continue reading »

Iron Maiden Brazilian Fans Go Crazy, Band Cancels Show Fearing Their Safety (VIDEO)

Who knew! Last night highly enthusiastic fans of Iron Maiden broke through a barrier prompting the band to cancel their performance. continue reading »

Brazil and European Union Sign Historic Aviation Agreement

As President Obama visits Brazil and attempts to garner jobs for the U.S. through trade, Brazil and the European Union (EU) announced a breakthrough agreement on aviation. continue reading »

Carnival in Rio a Revenue and Attendance Winner for Brazil - 1,000,000 in Attendance

Yes we know the Carnival celebration in Brazil has been around for over 350 years but people still see it as something new each year to be a part of and 2011 was no different. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economy Now One of World’s Top Five

Thanks to last year’s annual rate of growth of 7.5%, a 24-year high for the country, Brazil is now of the world’s top five economies. continue reading »

Truck Slams into Bus in Brazil – 25 Dead

The AP reports that early this morning a passenger bus collided head-on with a lumber truck in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. At least 25 people are dead with reports of more than 20 people seriously injured. continue reading »

Terror at ‘Critical Mass’ Event in Porto Alegre, Brazil (VIDEO)

In the most demented case of road rage we’ve seen in a while, Brazilian Ricardo José Neis rammed a large group of bikers with his VW Golf. continue reading »

Brazilian Government to Give Away 84 Million Condoms at Carnival

Officials behind this initiative aim to give one free condom per every two Brazilians. continue reading »

Brazilians Keep More Money in Swiss Banks Than Most Everyone Else in the World

Brazil keeps more money (the kind of money they can't keep in Brazil) in Switzerland than China, India or Arabia Saudi. Estimates are around the $60.000 million mark. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula and one of his Ministers Sued in Brazil

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a lawsuit against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and former Social Security Minister Amir Lando. continue reading »

Could This Little Dirty Secret of Ronaldo’s be True?

The “Phenomenon,” who retired last week apparently tried to put his illness-induced bodyweight problem on check, using Xenical, a weight control pill with accelerated evacuation side-effects. continue reading »

Mobile Technology to Help Improve Quality of Life for Brazil’s Remote Indigenous Communities

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation announced a new initiative to identify how mobile technology can increase access to healthcare in Brazil’s indigenous communities. continue reading »

Sheyla Hershey, The Brazilian Woman Who Claims To Have the Largest Breasts In a Coma

The Brazilian woman who claimed to have the world’s largest breasts is in a coma, followind a suicide attempt, said a British tabloid. continue reading »

California Zoo Adopts 21 Brazilian Penguins

A group of 21 Magellanic penguins that were swept last year onto Brazilian beaches, have been sent to the Monteray Bay Aquarium, where a chilly environment was built specially for them. continue reading »