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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 »

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

A state legislator and two other people died in a plane crash in the northern Brazilian state of Para, officials said. continue reading »

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

An unidentified metal object that could have come from a space rocket caused a huge commotion when it fell to earth at a small town in northern Brazil, the press said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today. continue reading »

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations continue reading »

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

A musical troupe that sets Beatles tunes to Brazilian beats on Monday drew 60,000 people to a Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings. continue reading »

Carnivorous Fish Injure at Least 20 in Brazil

Carnivorous Fish Injure at Least 20 in Brazil

At least 20 people suffered slight injuries on their toes and fingers when they were attacked by a school of "palometas," a species of carnivorous fish native to South America's Southern Cone, as they were bathing in a river in southern Brazil, authorities reported Monday. continue reading »

Police Shoot Out During Rio Carnival Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

Police Shoot Out During Rio Carnival Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

One teenager was killed and four people were wounded early Monday in a shootout between cops and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown near the Sambadrome continue reading »

Rio Carnival Brings Out Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Others

Rio Carnival Brings Out Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Others

U.S. actresses Jennifer Lopez and Sharon Stone arrived in Brazil as specially invited guests of the Carnival celebrations in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, respectively. continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish and Brazilan Priests to College of Cardinals

Pope Names Spanish and Brazilan Priests to College of Cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday solemnly proclaimed 22 new cardinals, including a Spaniard and a Brazilian. continue reading »

Hurrah for Carnival in Brazil

Hurrah for Carnival in Brazil

Brazil gave itself up Saturday to the revelry of Carnival and its many madcap street parties, as cities like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife brimmed with millions having the time of their lives. continue reading »

Plane Crash Kills 4 in Brazil

Plane Crash Kills 4 in Brazil

All four people aboard were killed when a small aircraft crashed Thursday in the northern state of Para, authorities said. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Released From Hospital After Radiation Treatment

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was discharged Friday from the hospital after undergoing combined radiation and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Company’s to Offer 6 month Maternity Leave

Brazil Wants Company’s to Offer 6 month Maternity Leave

The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's minister for women's policy said here Thursday. continue reading »