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Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Was Home to 3 of 2011’s Most Popular Art Exhibitions

Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Was Home to 3 of 2011’s Most Popular Art Exhibitions

According to Art Newspaper, Rio de Janeiro’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) was home to three of the 2011’s 10 most-visited exhibitions. Many in the art world might be surprised continue reading »

U.S. Deports Brazilian Barb Wire Killer Living in Massachusetts

U.S. Deports Brazilian Barb Wire Killer Living in Massachusetts

A Brazilian national illegally residing in both Somerville and Medford, Mass., who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a murder, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities yesterday morning in São Paulo. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has Upcoming Diplomatic Trip to Colombia and Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has Upcoming Diplomatic Trip to Colombia and Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium from April 13 to April 19. Secretary Clinton will accompany President Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. continue reading »

Nearly Half of All Brazilians are Overweight

Nearly Half of All Brazilians are Overweight

More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released Tuesday by the Health Ministry. continue reading »

Brazil - U.S. Partnership for 21st Century

Brazil - U.S. Partnership for 21st Century

Today Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participated in and delivered opening remarks at the “Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century” conference, alongside Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota. continue reading »

McDonald’s Brazil Looks to Expand Along with Country’s Growth

McDonald’s Brazil Looks to Expand Along with Country’s Growth

The world’s largest fast-food hamburger chain, McDonald’s, is planning to expand along with Brazil’s ever-growing economy, increasing its presence in the country’s the mid-sized cities. continue reading »

Calvin Klein Designer, Francisco Costa, Brings his “Magical Journey to Brazil” to Macy’s

Calvin Klein Designer, Francisco Costa, Brings his “Magical Journey to Brazil” to Macy’s

The women’s creative director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, will bring his newest line to Macy’s stores this spring. The Brazilian designer, winner of the 2006 Designer of the year award, will unveil his new line at Macy’s on May 15th as a spring promotion, entitled “A Magical Journey to Brazil,” to benefit the Amazon rainforest. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Prisoner Dressed in Wife’s Clothes Escapes – Temporarily

LATINO BLOTTER:  Prisoner Dressed in Wife’s Clothes Escapes – Temporarily

Brazilian prisoner and alleged drug trafficker, Ronaldo Silva, demonstrated some impressive creativity in his latest escape attempt from prison. Dressed in his wife’s blue dress, bra and long brown wig, with cleanly shaven legs, Silva squeezed into a pair of high heels and sauntered out of the jail during visitor hours along with other wives of prisoners. continue reading »

Brazilian Actor Almost Hangs Himself, Seriously Injured During Good Friday Reenactment

Brazilian Actor Almost Hangs Himself, Seriously Injured During Good Friday Reenactment

A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in an Easter Passion play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said Saturday. continue reading »

Billboard Magazine in Brazil Puts Urinal Guitar in Bar Bathroom

Billboard Magazine in Brazil Puts Urinal Guitar in Bar Bathroom

An interesting urinal in Brazil invites its users to “keep on rockin’ in the pee world.” Billboard magazine in Brazil has placed a guitar urinal in the bathroom Bar Aurora in Sao Paolo, giving male fans of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games a place to continue “making music.” continue reading »

UN Welcomes Brazil’s Contribution to Global Humanitarian Action

UN Welcomes Brazil’s Contribution to Global Humanitarian Action

The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief yesterday pledged support for Brazil’s humanitarian work around the world, highlighting the country’s contributions in the areas of disaster-risk prevention and food security. continue reading »

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

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 »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Some 6,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro over the weekend for an 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) bike ride as part of the World Bike Tour, which was held in the Brazilian city to promote alternative and non-polluting transportation, the official Agencia Brasil news agency reported. continue reading »

Brazilian School Uniforms Now Come with Tracking Devices

Brazilian School Uniforms Now Come with Tracking Devices

Attempting to keep students both safer and in school, the Brazilian city of Victoria da Conquista has required students to wear new uniforms equipped with tracking devices. continue reading »