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Top Latin America Countries for Plastic Surgery

Top Latin America Countries for Plastic Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. alone in 2012, up 5% from the previous year. continue reading »

Bus Heading to Sao Paulo Brazil Plunges Off Bridge- 6 Die

Bus Heading to Sao Paulo Brazil Plunges Off Bridge- 6 Die

At least six people died and another 29 were injured Tuesday when a bus plunged off a bridge in southern Brazil for unknown causes, officials said. The vehicle set out from the city of Sapiranga in the state of Rio Grande do Sul headed for Sao Paulo, but in the early hours crashed some 10 meters (33 feet) down a cliff. continue reading »

Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

Brazil Court Halts Construction on World Cup Stadium in Manaus After Recent Worker’s Death

Brazilian prosecutors said Sunday that they asked for a halt in the construction of the Arena de la Amazonia stadium in Manaus, one of 12 venues for the 2014 World Cup and where a laborer died on the weekend, the second fatality in the past nine months. continue reading »

Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Show in Sao Paulo

Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Show in Sao Paulo

U.S. pop music star Stevie Wonder thrilled concertgoers in Sao Paulo on the weekend with a show at which he honored the memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5 and to whom the singer dedicated his number "Keep Our Love Alive." continue reading »

Another Construction Worker Dies At World Cup Stadium in Brazil

Another Construction Worker Dies At World Cup Stadium in Brazil

A laborer died Saturday when he fell from a height of 35 meters (115 feet) while installing floodlights on the roof of the Arena de la Amazonia stadium in Manaus, one of the 12 host cities of the 2014 World Cup, the construction company said. continue reading »

Telefonica Considering Legal Action Against Brazil Anti-Trust Regulator

Telefonica Considering Legal Action Against Brazil Anti-Trust Regulator

Spain's Telefonica said Friday it may take legal action against Brazil's anti-trust regulator, which issued a ruling aimed at limiting the telecom giant's holdings in the South American country. continue reading »

Brazil Power Companies Win Transmission Contracts

Brazil Power Companies Win Transmission Contracts

A Brazilian power company and a consortium of domestic firms were awarded three of four transmission concessions on offer in a Friday auction. continue reading »

Fire in Brazil Shantytown Leave 250 Families Homeless

Fire in Brazil Shantytown Leave 250 Families Homeless

About 250 families had to abandon their homes due to a fire of unknown origin that spread on Tuesday across several city blocks in Paraisopolis, a shantytown here in Brazil's largest city, authorities said. continue reading »

Over 50 Heads of State to Attend Mandela’s Funeral; Including Brazil and Mexico Presidents

Over 50 Heads of State to Attend Mandela’s Funeral; Including Brazil and Mexico Presidents

A total of 53 heads of state and government have confirmed, so far, that they will attend the state funeral services for former President Nelson Mandela, South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashaban said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil Puts Future Airport Privatizations On Hold

Brazil Puts Future Airport Privatizations On Hold

Brazil's government, which has privatized five major airports in the past two years, has ruled out granting any more new concessions of this type for the time being, the civil aviation chief said Friday. continue reading »

Jaguar Land Rover to Invest $326 Million in New Brazilian Plant

Jaguar Land Rover to Invest $326 Million in New Brazilian Plant

British multinational automaker Jaguar Land Rover says it plans to invest 750 million reais (some $326 million) to build a manufacturing facility in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

Torrential Rains Cause 4 Deaths in Brazil

Torrential Rains Cause 4 Deaths in Brazil

Torrential rains that thundered across the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro left four people dead and wide areas flooded or without electricity, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Indians Protest Changes to Demarcation Policy

Brazilian Indians Protest Changes to Demarcation Policy

Some 1,000 members of various indigenous groups gathered Wednesday along a downtown avenue in Brasilia to protest a Brazilian government initiative to change the rules for demarcating new reservations. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economy Sees First Slow Down Since 2009

Brazil’s Economy Sees First Slow Down Since 2009

Brazil's economy contracted 0.50 percent in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter, marking its first contraction since 2009, when the global recession started, but it grew 2.2 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012, officials said. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Celebrates Holidays with World’s Tallest Floating Tree

Rio de Janeiro Celebrates Holidays with World’s Tallest Floating Tree

The world's tallest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. continue reading »