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Brazil Making Inroads to Ridding Latin America of Deadly Parasite Chagas Disease

Brazil Making Inroads to Ridding Latin America of Deadly Parasite Chagas Disease

A new drug tested in Brazil will increase the chances of cure for more than 90% of infants who are infected by Chagas disease, parasitic disease, endemic in 21 Latin American countries, which each year cause many victims more than malaria. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Final Round of Chemo

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Final Round of Chemo

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva entered the Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday for his third and final round of chemotherapy to treat the cancer of the larynx he was diagnosed with in October. continue reading »

14 Dead as Tuck Plows Into Religious Procession in Brazil Town

14 Dead as Tuck Plows Into Religious Procession in Brazil Town

14 people were killed when an out-of-control truck plowed into a religious procession in the northeastern Brazilian town of Feira Grande, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil to Spend $2.2 Billion to Reduce Use of Crack Cocaine

Enviromentalists Say Approved Brazilian Forestry Bill Will Deal “Mortal Blow” to Amazon

Enviromentalists Say Approved Brazilian Forestry Bill Will Deal “Mortal Blow” to Amazon

Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door to even greater deforestation. continue reading »

Brazil Fines McDonald’s for Using Happy Meal Toys as Bait

Brazil Fines McDonald’s for Using Happy Meal Toys as Bait

The Consumer Defense Foundation in Sao Paulo fined fast-food giant McDonald's 3.19 million reais ($1.77 million) for including toys in children's meals. continue reading »

For Olympics Rio de Janeiro Launches Bicycle Rental Program

Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

The body of Nelson Marinho Filho, who died when Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, has been buried in Rio – the first formal burial continue reading »

Diplomatic Visit to Brazil Underway by State Department

Diplomatic Visit to Brazil Underway by State Department

Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero is in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5 and 6 to lead the United States delegation to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) continue reading »

Northeastern Brazil Crash Leaves 14 Dead

Northeastern Brazil Crash Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people were killed and two others injured when four vehicles collided on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba, the highway patrol said Monday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Great Socrates Dies from Alcoholism Related Health Problems

Brazilian Soccer Great Socrates Dies from Alcoholism Related Health Problems

Former soccer star Socrates, who played for Brazil in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup competitions, died Sunday in a hospital in Sao Paulo where he was being treated for problems stemming from alcoholism, continue reading »

Life Expectancy of Brazilians Rises Three Years

Brazilians' life expectancy rose by three years in the past decade, increasing from 70.46 years in 2000 to 73.48 years in 2010, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced today that it has appointed Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space, as a Goodwill Ambassador. continue reading »

Brazil Creating 19 Millionaires Every Day

Brazil Creating 19 Millionaires Every Day

According to information from bankers in Brazil, each day, thanks to Brazil’s growing economy, the country creates more than a dozen millionaires every day. The information from the b continue reading »