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Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

A Brazilian judge has ruled that in the civil register, the name of a baby girl may officially appear with the name of the father, two mothers - the biological mother and her current partner - and six grandparents, in an unprecedented decision in this country, according to judicial sources cited Saturday in local media. continue reading »

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against high-profile businessman Eike Batista and asked a federal court to freeze up to 1.5 billion reais ($642.3 million) worth of the former multi-billionaire's assets. continue reading »

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Sees Rise in the Polls

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Sees Rise in the Polls

Support for incumbent Dilma Rousseff is on the rise after dipping for several weeks with former Environment Minister Marina Silva's entry into the Brazilian presidential race, a poll released Friday indicates. continue reading »

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that last month 101,145 new jobs were created in the country, a drop of 20.5 percent with respect to the same month in 2013. continue reading »

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele took part here in the inauguration of a soccer facility that features a lighting system partly powered by the players' movement on the field. continue reading »

Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazilian immigration authorities denied Wednesday that they are blocking the entry of African immigrants due to fears that they might be carrying the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 2,300 people in West Africa since March. continue reading »

Fire in Sao Paulo Favela Leaves 2,500 People Homeless

Fire in Sao Paulo Favela Leaves 2,500 People Homeless

A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or "favela" - here in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said Monday. continue reading »

Former Petrobras Exec Implicated Dozens of Brazilian Politicians

Former Petrobras Exec Implicated Dozens of Brazilian Politicians

A jailed former executive at state-controlled oil giant Petrobras has reportedly implicated dozens of politicians from Brazil's leading political parties in a kickback scheme, a legal development that could shake up next month's general election. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Claims Rousseff is Resorting to Scare Tactics

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Claims Rousseff is Resorting to Scare Tactics

President Dilma Rousseff is trying to scare Brazilians into giving her a second four-year term in the Oct. 5 election, main rival Marina Silva said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

The Brazilian Attorney General's Office has called for a revision of a 1979 law that has prevented the prosecution of members of the 1964-1985 military regime for crimes against humanity, a document released Friday shows. continue reading »

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. has inaugurated a plant in the southeastern Brazilian city of Jacarei, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

The Brazilian population climbed above 202 million last month, an increase of 0.86 percent from July 2013, the country's IBGE statistics agency said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Marina Silva, the former environment minister who entered Brazil's presidential contest only last week, poses a growing threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, poll results released Wednesday show. continue reading »

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

A 65-year-old man lost in the Amazon jungle survived for 12 days eating insects like bees and flies, authorities of the northern state of Amazonas said. continue reading »