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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 »

Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that after beating cancer, he plans to return to public life "to help Brazil continue growing and developing." continue reading »

Brazilian Wetlands Inspire Gucci Accessories Collection

Brazilian Wetlands Inspire Gucci Accessories Collection

Gucci has taken inspiration from Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands with its latest collection. With bright color, foliage and macaws adorning the luxury brand's new limit continue reading »

Son of Brazil’s Richest Man Kills Cyclist With Sports Car

Son of Brazil’s Richest Man Kills Cyclist With Sports Car

The son of Brazil’s richest man is being investigated on suspicion of manslaughter after his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car struck and killed a cyclist in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Announces First Ever Concerts in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez Announces First Ever Concerts in Brazil

On the actress-singer's website, Jennifer Lopez writes: Hello Brazil! I am coming back in June. For the first time ever I will be performing in Brazil at the Pop Music Festival continue reading »

‘Gang of Blondes’ Believed to Have Kidnapped Dozens in Brazil Have Been Arrested

‘Gang of Blondes’ Believed to Have Kidnapped Dozens in Brazil Have Been Arrested

Six women suspected of being be part of Brazil’s kidnapping “Gang of Blondes” have been identified by police thanks to information from the dozens of victims. Over the weekend, three members of the gang w continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

At just 12 years old, a Brazilian girl nicknamed Rapunzel does not just have long hair, she has LONG hair. Though Natasha Moraes de Andrade is just 5 feet, 4 inches tall, her hair is 5 feet, 2 inch continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed Monday in a gunbattle between drug gangs in a Rio slum that has been under police occupation for four months, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

A Brazilian court has barred 17 executives of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country in the wake of two recent oil leaks in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Saturday. continue reading »