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POLL:  Brazilians Support the Importing of Doctors from Cuba

Nearly 74 percent of Brazilians support President Dilma Rousseff's decision to recruit physicians from Cuba and other foreign nations to bolster this country's struggling public health system, a poll released Tuesday shows. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Death Toll in Deadly Brazil Fire Revised Downward

The death toll from the fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, has been revised downward to 232, with 131 other people injured, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Confidence in a country's economy "is not built solely on the sacrifices" of its citizens, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday, adding that austerity "has its limits." continue reading »

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff’s U.S. Visit to Focus on Education & Science Parternerships

Brazil's drive to establish a partnership with the United States in the spheres of education, science, technology and innovation will be a key topic of President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington next week, the education minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Company’s to Offer 6 month Maternity Leave

The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's minister for women's policy said here Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Government and UN Launch Initiative to Combat Global Hunger

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the Brazilian Government today launched a new initiative to help countries run their own national school meal programs to advance the nutrition and education of children. continue reading »

Brazil President Rousseff First Woman to Open UN General Assembly

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the 66th session of the General Assembly being the first woman to ever does so. Calling this 'the century of women' Rousseff did not mince words and let everyone know that she sought for Brazil to be a world player. To that end she affirmed her support for Palestine's bid for full U.N. membership. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez to Undergo New Cancer Treatment in Brazil

Agencia Brasil is announcing that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo new cancer treatment in Brazil. The left-leaning leader had been in Cuba for cancer surgery last month something he only disclosed after extending his visit to that country. continue reading »

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Close to 70,000 turned out on Sunday in Brazil for the beatification of Sister Dulce Lopez, including President Dilma Rousseff, while thousands others watched the live broadcast. 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 »

U.S. and Brazil Set to Sign Extensive Science Accords When President Visits in March

The U.S. and Brazil are set to sign extensive science accords when President Obama visits Latin America next month. The science and technology agreements will help Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, i continue reading »