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Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

At just 12 years old, a Brazilian girl nicknamed Rapunzel does not just have long hair, she has LONG hair. Though Natasha Moraes de Andrade is just 5 feet, 4 inches tall, her hair is 5 feet, 2 inch continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed Monday in a gunbattle between drug gangs in a Rio slum that has been under police occupation for four months, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

A Brazilian court has barred 17 executives of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country in the wake of two recent oil leaks in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazilians Spent More than Any Other International Tourist, Averaging $5,400 per Person

Brazilians Spent More than Any Other International Tourist, Averaging $5,400 per Person

The United States is now witnessing a turn of the tables as many Brazilians come here for the latest shopping deals. In 2010, according to statistics, Brazilians spent $5.9 billion in the United States and as a result, spend more than any other international tourist spending an average $5,400 per person continue reading »

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have the most suitable environment for climate-related investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a preview of the Climatescope 2012, an upcoming report continue reading »

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 »