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Drought Forces Brazil to Import 200,000 Tons of Black Beans

Brazil's agriculture minister said Tuesday that the country must import 200,000 tons of black beans, a staple of Brazilians' diet that is getting scarce and consequently expensive as a result of the fierce drought. continue reading »

Wave of Protests in Brazil Leaves 2 Dead

At least two people were killed in the protests that drew more than 1 million people into the streets of about 80 cities across Brazil, officials said Friday. continue reading »

Riots in Brazil Continue - 300,000 Protesters Clash with Police in Rio

A small group of protesters confronted police during a huge demonstration that brought 300,000 people into the streets in central Rio de Janeiro to demand better public services in Brazil. continue reading »

Brazil Listening to Protesters: Reduces Public Transportation Fees

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, on Wednesday announced a reduction in bus fares after a week of nationwide protests. continue reading »

Protests in Brazil Continue, 50,000 Protesting in Sao Paulo Alone

Fifty thousand people took to the streets of Sao Paulo and in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to protest the recent hike in bus fares, criticize corruption and demand improvements in public services. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen Unveils New Lingerie Line in Her Native Brazil

Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen unveiled her new line of lingerie in Sao Paulo over the weekend, with its seductively vibrant colors, delicate lace, transparencies and a wink at eroticism. continue reading »

Brazilians Protest on Eve of Soccer Tourney

Social movements launched protests here Friday as Brazil readied for the start of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament. continue reading »

Brazilian President Plans to Offer Low-Cost Consumer Loans for the Poor

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveiled a plan Wednesday to provide 17 billion reais ($8.5 billion) worth of low-cost consumer loans to beneficiaries of a housing program, enabling them to purchase appliances and furniture. continue reading »

Brazilian Firefighters Charged in Nightclub Fire That Killed 242

Eight Brazilian firefighters were charged with failing to properly inspect the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria where a Jan. 27 blaze resulted in 242 deaths. continue reading »

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Every year the OECD ranks the developed countries by quality of life. The "Better Life Index" evaluates various components ranging from housing to healthcare to life satisfaction. continue reading »

Biden Looking to Increase U.S.-Brazil Relations

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Brazil expressed his country's wish to broaden ties with Latin America. "No partner is more significant in this endeavor than Brazil," he said in a speech at the port of Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of a three-day visit to the South American giant. continue reading »

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Universities in Latin America have long been recognized for their research contributions in various fields. TopUniversities.com, ranks the Universities based on seven key indicators, chosen to reflect regional strengths and priorities. continue reading »

Most Powerful Latinas in the World According to Forbes

Forbes has released it's annual list ranking the world's most powerful women. Ranging from politicians to activists to celebrities, this is a comprehensive list of who's who of female leaders in the world. continue reading »

Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

Every year the Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurants evaluates restaurants ranging from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo. Tallying the votes of nearly 800 dining experts, five Latin American restaurants were chosen in the 50 best restaurants in the world. continue reading »

Mexico, Brazil Looking to Boost Trade Relations Without Free-trade Pacts

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade visited his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio Patriota, with whom he agreed to promote a series of business meetings to boost bilateral trade. continue reading »

Brazil Clones 1st Animal in the World from Adipose Cell

A tame, healthy calf that grazes on a farm in Brazil is unique in the world for having been the first to survive cloning from a cell of adipose tissue. A calf of a zebu breed named Brasilia de Cerrado was born on April 23 at the experimental ranch of the Brazilian Agricultural and Livestock Research Company, or Embrapa, in Planaltina near Brasilia. continue reading »

Soccer Stars Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain Lead Efforts to Empower Girls in Brazil

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that Olympic Gold Medalists and World Cup champions Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain will travel to Brazil, May 19 – 26. continue reading »

Bus Flips Over Killing 10 in Northeastern Brazil

At least 10 people died and 20 others were injured Wednesday when the bus they were riding in flipped over on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, the Federal Highway Police reported. continue reading »

Brazilian Judge Halts Privatization of Maracana Stadium

A Brazilian judge has suspended the decision to grant a concession for the Maracana stadium to a private consortium headed by Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Did Police Use Excessive Force?

Police in Brazil are being criticized by those who say they used excessive force when they fired dozens, possible hundreds of bullets from a helicopter at the car of a suspected drug trafficker. continue reading »