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Rio de Janeiro’s Building Collapse Death Toll Climbs to 17

Rio de Janeiro’s Building Collapse Death Toll Climbs to 17

The death toll from this week's collapse of three buildings in Rio de Janeiro's historic downtown has risen to 17, officials said Saturday. Despite steady rain that has fallen since Friday night, dozens of firefighters were still working amid the mountain of rubble to find the corpses of at least five people still believed to be missing. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot (VIDEO)

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot (VIDEO)

An armed bank robber in Brazil made his own capture rather easy after he shot himself in the foot. On Monday, three men entered a bank in northern Parana, Brazil and demanded that tellers hand over money. continue reading »

Brazil Buildings Collapse, Claim At Least 3, With Many Still Missing

Brazil Buildings Collapse, Claim At Least 3, With Many Still Missing

The bodies of three people were found Thursday morning amid the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. continue reading »

Secretary Clinton to Receive Youth Ambassadors from Brazil

Secretary Clinton to Receive Youth Ambassadors from Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will welcome 45 Brazilian Youth Ambassadors to the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »

Brazil Returns 47 Tons of Hospital Waste to the U.S.

Brazil Returns 47 Tons of Hospital Waste to the U.S.

Brazil has returned to the United States 46.6 tons of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by customs agents, the Freight Terminal at the port of Suape said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazilian Appointed UN Biodiversity Chief

Brazilian Appointed UN Biodiversity Chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, a national of Brazil, as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention continue reading »

20-Year Brazilian Pro-Racer Kills Pedestrian in Miami, Cops Smell Booze & See Coke Dust on Nose

20-Year Brazilian Pro-Racer Kills Pedestrian in Miami, Cops Smell Booze & See Coke Dust on Nose

20-year old Brazilian car driver, Joao Paulo Escudero Mauro, is facing multiple charges for fatally striking a pedestrian in Miami. continue reading »

First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

New social business enterprised launched in Brazil has obtained financing to roll out innovative early childhood development program benefitting as many as 224,000 pre-school children in Brazil continue reading »

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

Brazil’s version of the reality/game show worldwide crossover hit Big Brother is in serious trouble after a show participant claims she was sexually assaulted by a housemate while the production team sat back and watched. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen Highlights Energy Poverty in Kenya, While Hubby Tom Brady Defeats Tebow

Gisele Bundchen Highlights Energy Poverty in Kenya, While Hubby Tom Brady Defeats Tebow

While Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is working as a UN Advocate her hubby Patriot quarterback Tom Brady gave a sounding defeat to Tim Tebow's Denver Bronco's last night in a 45-10 blowout game. continue reading »

U.S. Visa Demand from Brazil, Already up 50% in 2012

U.S. Visa Demand from Brazil, Already up 50% in 2012

Visa processing in Brazil and China jumped more than 50 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 from the same period in 2011. At the same time, our Missions in China and Brazil decreased the wait for visa interviews. continue reading »

Orange Juice From Brazil to be Tested for Fungicide

Orange Juice From Brazil to be Tested for Fungicide

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Wednesday to Efe that it will test all imports of orange juice after detecting low quantities of a fungicide in a batch coming from Brazil. continue reading »

Google Map Street View Shows Woman Face Down on the Sidewalk in Brazil. What Happened?! (VIDEO)

Google Map Street View Shows Woman Face Down on the Sidewalk in Brazil. What Happened?! (VIDEO)

“Easter eggs” have been found in a number of things, but one found of a Brazilian street view on Google Maps has us wondering, what happened? While Easter eggs are generally intentionally hidden messages continue reading »

Allegations of Amazon Indian Child ‘Burned Alive’ by Loggers Surfaces

Allegations of Amazon Indian Child ‘Burned Alive’ by Loggers Surfaces

Loggers have invaded the Amazon home of uncontacted Awá Indians, one of whom has reportedly been ‘burned alive’. continue reading »