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Brazilian Officials Believe Gas Leak Lead to Explosion at File Carioca Restaurant that Left 3 Dead

Microfinancing Rising in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sparked by Economic Growth

Microfinancing Rising in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sparked by Economic Growth

Lending by microfinance institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean grew at its fastest pace in four years as stronger economic growth fueled demand for credit among low-income families and microentrepreneurs in the region. continue reading »

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

A man has been sentenced to jail in Brazil for racism against indigenous people, having described them as ‘vagrants’ and ‘tramps’ in a newspaper article. The article says of indigenous people, including the Guarani Indians, ‘They take possession of the land like true vandals’. continue reading »

Brazil Investigation into Deadly Streetcar Accident Finds 23 Safety Faults Contributing to Crash

Head of Central Bank Indicates Interest Rates Will Continue to be Cut

Selena Gómez and Justin Bieber Duet at The Biebs’ Show in Rio de Janeiro (VIDEO)

Selena Gómez and Justin Bieber Duet at The Biebs’ Show in Rio de Janeiro (VIDEO)

Bieber and Gómez decided to treat Brazilian crowds with something special, check their performance of "Who Says." continue reading »

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens. continue reading »

Massive Dam Project in Amazon Suspended by Court

Brazil’s Inflation Rate Among Highest in World

Brazilian Cattle Ranchers Blamed for Another Amazon Indian Killing

Brazilian Cattle Ranchers Blamed for Another Amazon Indian Killing

A Guarani man in his 20s has died of his wounds following a violent attack, allegedly by gunmen employed by Brazilian cattle ranchers. continue reading »

Peru Exports to Brazil Growth an Astonishing 80.77% in 2011

Brazil Seeks to Ban Gisele Bundchen’s Sexy Lingerie Ad on TV

Brazil Seeks to Ban Gisele Bundchen’s Sexy Lingerie Ad on TV

Brazilian Ministry for Women is pushing to get a TV ad featuring an underwear clad Gisele Bundchen, removed from the air. continue reading »

Brazil to Update Information Systems Managing Government Assets

Rock in Rio Ready for Weekend #2, Record Crowds Expected

Minimum Wage in Brazil to top R$800/Month by 2015, a 50% Increase