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13 Tons of Pot Seized by Brazilian Police

13 Tons of Pot Seized by Brazilian Police

The Federal Police seized 13.7 tons of marijuana over the weekend hidden in two trucks near Brazil's border with Paraguay and made two arrests, media reports said. continue reading »

FIFA ‘Concerned’ About Brazil’s Preparations for 2014 World Cup

FIFA ‘Concerned’ About Brazil’s Preparations for 2014 World Cup

The president of soccer’s world governing body says it is "concerned" about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Saturday after a FIFA executive meeting in Tokyo that he will meet with the Brazilian governmen continue reading »

Brazil Will Allow Merger of Orange Juice Companies

Brazil Will Allow Merger of Orange Juice Companies

The Cade anti-trust agency has approved the merger between Brazil's Citrosuco and Citrovita, a tie-up that creates the world's largest orange juice producer. The Brasilia-based regulator approved the transaction unanimo continue reading »

Brazil Sues Chevron for $10.7BN in Damages for Oil Spill

Brazil Sues Chevron for $10.7BN in Damages for Oil Spill

Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10.7 billion) in damages from U.S. oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil spill that began in early November. continue reading »

For Real - Brazil Leads Latin America in Moon Real Estate Ownership

For Real - Brazil Leads Latin America in Moon Real Estate Ownership

More than 4,000 properties on the moon have been purchased by Brazilians, Argentina comes in second with 2,000 properties sold, and Chile 3rd, with little over 1,000. continue reading »

Club World Cup Final, the Much Anticipated Barça VS Santos (VIDEO)

Club World Cup Final, the Much Anticipated Barça VS Santos (VIDEO)

The best soccer team in Europe, and the best in South America will clash Sunday in a Club World Cup Final that is a duel between Neymar and Leo Messi. continue reading »

Brazil’s Murder Rate Doubles Since 1980

Brazil Making Inroads to Ridding Latin America of Deadly Parasite Chagas Disease

Brazil Making Inroads to Ridding Latin America of Deadly Parasite Chagas Disease

A new drug tested in Brazil will increase the chances of cure for more than 90% of infants who are infected by Chagas disease, parasitic disease, endemic in 21 Latin American countries, which each year cause many victims more than malaria. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Final Round of Chemo

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Final Round of Chemo

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva entered the Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday for his third and final round of chemotherapy to treat the cancer of the larynx he was diagnosed with in October. continue reading »

14 Dead as Tuck Plows Into Religious Procession in Brazil Town

14 Dead as Tuck Plows Into Religious Procession in Brazil Town

14 people were killed when an out-of-control truck plowed into a religious procession in the northeastern Brazilian town of Feira Grande, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil to Spend $2.2 Billion to Reduce Use of Crack Cocaine

Enviromentalists Say Approved Brazilian Forestry Bill Will Deal “Mortal Blow” to Amazon

Enviromentalists Say Approved Brazilian Forestry Bill Will Deal “Mortal Blow” to Amazon

Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door to even greater deforestation. continue reading »

Brazil Fines McDonald’s for Using Happy Meal Toys as Bait

Brazil Fines McDonald’s for Using Happy Meal Toys as Bait

The Consumer Defense Foundation in Sao Paulo fined fast-food giant McDonald's 3.19 million reais ($1.77 million) for including toys in children's meals. continue reading »