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470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

The uprising started during visiting hours Sunday at the Attorney Antonio Jacinto Filho Penitentiary Complex, where more than 150 police officers and prison guards have been deployed while officials negotiate with the inmates, the Sergipe Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil allows abortion when fetus has major brain damage

Brazil allows abortion when fetus has major brain damage

Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a fetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - is not a criminal offense. continue reading »

Esperanza Spalding Rocks It on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ (VIDEO)

Esperanza Spalding Rocks It on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ (VIDEO)

New Artist of the Year Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding rocked it on last night’s ‘The Daily Show,” check out the video. continue reading »

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 »