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Chevron Detects New Oil Leak in Brazil

Chevron Detects New Oil Leak in Brazil

U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred last November. Company spokespersons said they detected a "small new seep" at the Frade field, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in the Campos basin, Brazil's largest oil region. continue reading »

Brazil Praised for First Prosecution of Human Rights Abuses During ‘70s Military Dictatorship

Brazil Praised for First Prosecution of Human Rights Abuses During ‘70s Military Dictatorship

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the prosecution of a retired Brazilian army colonel for disappearances during the country’s military dictatorship as a “first and crucial step” in fighting the impunity that surrounds that period. continue reading »

Singer Michel Telo Says He’s Not Worried About Song Authorship Case

Singer Michel Telo Says He’s Not Worried About Song Authorship Case

Brazilian singer Michel Telo said that he is not in favor of a court blockade on the money collected from sales of his hit "Ai se eu te pego" until the controversy over the authorship of the song is resolved. continue reading »

Police in Taubaté, Brazil Hire Batman to Help Fight Crime

Police in Taubaté, Brazil Hire Batman to Help Fight Crime

Though we have a feeling he won't have the really cool gadgets associated with the caped superhero, Batman will now be helping to keep Taubaté, Brazil a safer place. continue reading »

US-Brazil Celebrate 18 Years of Science & Technology Cooperation

US-Brazil Celebrate 18 Years of Science & Technology Cooperation

On March 12-13, the United States and Brazil will mark 18 years of science and technology cooperation at the Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia, Brazil. continue reading »

Prince Harry is Brazil’s Prince of Sports

Prince Harry is Brazil’s Prince of Sports

As Prince Harry continues his tour of Central and South America, he has attracted lots of attention for his participation in a foot race and variety of sports on the Flamengo Beach. continue reading »

Could Brazil’s 20-Year-Old Soccer Star, Neymar, be the Next Messi? (VIDEO)

Could Brazil’s 20-Year-Old Soccer Star, Neymar, be the Next Messi? (VIDEO)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, more commonly known as just Neymar, may be barely 20 but that hasn't stopped some from comparing him to Barcelona's Lionel Messi. continue reading »

Incredible Dolphin Rescue in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil (VIDEO)

Incredible Dolphin Rescue in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil (VIDEO)

A beach at Arraial do Cabo in Brazil was the sight of a worrisome and extraordinary scene this week when a pod of dolphins beached themselves. It appears that about 30 dolphins we continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil and Argentina to Discuss Children’s Issues

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil and Argentina to Discuss Children’s Issues

Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues, is traveling to Brazil and Argentina March 5-9, 2012. While in Brazil, Ambassador Jacobs will participate in the second meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Working Group on Children’s Issues continue reading »

Prince Harry Visits Belize Before Heading to Brazil as Part of Diamond Jubilee Tour (VIDEO)

Prince Harry Visits Belize Before Heading to Brazil as Part of Diamond Jubilee Tour (VIDEO)

Saturday, Prince Harry visited the Xunantunich Mayan Temple in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize as part of his Diamond Jubilee tour in the Caribbean and Central America. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, diagnosed last October with cancer of the larynx, is back in Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital with a "slight lung infection," the medical center said. continue reading »

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. continue reading »

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

A man carrying a fake ID with U.S. actor Jack Nicholson's photograph on it was arrested when he tried to open a bank account in the Brazilian city of Recife, police said. continue reading »

Brazil: 30 Tourists Robbed During Hiking Trip

About 30 tourists were robbed over the weekend by six armed men while hiking in Tijuca National Park in the southern section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Two Brazilian soldiers died and another was injured in a fire at the Comandante Ferraz research base that Brazil maintains in Antarctica, officials said. continue reading »