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Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is here to film a promotional video for this year's World Cup soccer tourney in Brazil and will remain in Rio de Janeiro for several days, Brazilian media said Monday. continue reading »

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

The bodies of a Croatian man and a Swedish man were found inside a house in Jenipabu, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte state, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Officials of the Labor and Employment Ministry found 17 Peruvians working in conditions of slavery at a sewing workshop in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil's governing center-left Workers Party will pursue an agenda of "continuity with changes" if - as expected - President Dilma Rousseff wins a second term in the October elections, party chairman Rui Falcao said here Friday. continue reading »

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

A Uruguayan woman attending Brazil's Universidad Federal Latinoamericana who went missing last weekend was found dead with signs of being strangled, the university, known as Unila, said Friday. continue reading »

Newspaper Claims European Companies Bribed Brazilian Officials

Newspaper Claims European Companies Bribed Brazilian Officials

German multinational Siemens and France's Alstom set up shell corporations in Uruguay as part of a scheme to pay kickbacks to officials at Brazilian state-owned companies who favored them in tender proceedings, O Estado de Sao Paulo daily said Thursday. continue reading »

TV Cameraman Covering Carnival Shot 4 Times in Brazil

TV Cameraman Covering Carnival Shot 4 Times in Brazil

A TV cameraman was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot several times while he was covering a Carnival procession in the northeastern Brazilian city of Pedreiras, Bandeirantes television said Wednesday. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

The Brazilian government announced Friday that it will raise the wages of close to 7,400 Cuban doctors it recruited for its healthcare program in poor areas following the defections that occurred at the beginning of the month. continue reading »

King Momo Kicks Off Carnival Celebrations in Rio

King Momo Kicks Off Carnival Celebrations in Rio

King Momo received Friday the keys to Rio de Janeiro from Mayor Eduardo Paes and fired the starting gun for five days of Carnival festivities in Brazil's second city. continue reading »

Brazil Evacuates Offshore Platform After Careening Incident

Brazil Evacuates Offshore Platform After Careening Incident

An oil platform was partially evacuated after it began to list early Friday off the coast of the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazil's economy expanded 2.3 percent in 2013, compared with growth of 1 percent the previous year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday. continue reading »

Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest lost between August 2013 and January this year some 1,162.5 sq. kilometers (448.8 sq. miles) of woodland, an area 19 percent less than the amount deforested between August 2012 and January 2013, which was 1,427 sq. kilometers (551 sq. miles), the government said. continue reading »

Brazilian President Invites Pope to Attend World Cup

Brazilian President Invites Pope to Attend World Cup

Pope Francis received Friday in a private audience Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who formally invited the Argentine pontiff to visit her country during the World Cup soccer championship, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Brazilian App Gives Users Access to 200 Media Sources

Brazilian App Gives Users Access to 200 Media Sources

Nuvem do Jornaleiro, a new multiplatform application rolled out in Brazil, allows smartphone, tablet and other users to access the content from more than 200 media outlets, including Agencia Efe, without downloading entire archives to devices. continue reading »

With Nearly $800 Million in Security, Brazil Ready to Guarantee a Safe World Cup

With Nearly $800 Million in Security, Brazil Ready to Guarantee a Safe World Cup

After investing 1.9 billion reais ($792 million) in upgrading its security capabilities, Brazil can guarantee that the 2014 World Cup will be free of threats to public order, President Dilma Rousseff said. continue reading »