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Brazilian UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was Born in 1975

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva who is the current UFC Middleweight Champion was born in 1975. continue reading »

“The Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda was Born in 1909

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian actress Carmen Miranda who was also known as "The Brazilian Bombshell" was born in 1909. After establishing a successful singing and acting career in Brazil, Lee Shubert signed Miranda and her band to a contract in 1939. 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 »

Has U.S. Been Spying on Brazil?  They Want to Know

Lawmakers in Brazil said Monday they want to question Washington's ambassador here about revelations that the United States has collected and stored the e-mail and telephone records of millions of Brazilians. continue reading »

Business Group Predicts Brazil’s Economy to Grow 2 Percent in 2013

The Brazilian economy will expand by 2 percent in 2013 and manufacturing will grow barely 1 percent, the National Confederation of Industry, or CNI, said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil Protests Claims 5th Life

A young Brazilian who fell from a viaduct during a protest to demand better public services died Thursday at a hospital here, police said. continue reading »

Brazil Protesters Surge to 1 Million, First Fatality Reported

Nearly 1 million people took to the streets in some 100 Brazilian cities demanding social equality and access to better public services. The largely peaceful protests have claimed their first life since the protesting started some 10 days ago. continue reading »

44 Bullets Kill Brazil Newspaper Editor

The editor of Hora H, a daily serving low-income communities in suburban Rio de Janeiro, was fatally shot, Brazilian police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Newborn Deaths in Brazil Tied to Bacteria, Hygiene in Question at Hospitals

Brazilian medical authorities have concluded that 6 newborn deaths in the past 12 days are tied to a bacteria found in standing liquids and damp surfaces. continue reading »

Will Tom Cruise Film “Mission: Impossible 5” in Brazil? Rio Hopes So

Officials in Rio de Janeiro urged Tom Cruise, now in Brazil to promote his latest film, to shoot the fifth installment of the "Mission:Impossible" here in the "Marvelous City." continue reading »

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google’s online platform, Google Art Project, that preserves art including urban art that might disappear at the drop of a hat has added street art from Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is beginning a tour of Africa on Wednesday, the Lula Institute said in a statement. The erstwhile head of state will visit Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria and will meet with political leaders, businessmen and representatives from civil society. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Brazil Earmarks Nearly $26 Billion for Port Modernization

Brazil's government on Thursday unveiled plans to invest 54.2 billion reais ($25.8 billion) over the next four years to modernize the country's ports. continue reading »

Brazil Lights World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro during an event that featured lights, music and fireworks. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her veto power to exclude existing contracts from a bill to more widely distribute oil royalties, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday the launch of a vast operation along its borders with Bolivia and Peru, in which 7,500 soldiers will carry out combat missions for two weeks against drug trafficking and other criminal activities. continue reading »

PARALYMPICS: Brazilian Takes Gold, Defeats “Blade Runner” in T44 200m Final (VIDEO)

Twenty year old Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira won Gold last night during the T44 200 meters at the London Paralympic Game. continue reading »

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil advanced to the final of the Olympic women's volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory here Thursday over Japan, setting up another showdown with the United States. continue reading »

Brazil Wins Another Judo Medal, Bronze for Rafael Silva

Brazilian judoka Rafael Silva lived up to predictions and won the bronze medal in the men's over-100kg. class by beating South Korea's Kim Sung-min in the final match here on Friday. continue reading »