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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 »

Number of Brazilians Dying of AIDS Decreasing, Though More Than 600k Still Infected With HIV

Number of Brazilians Dying of AIDS Decreasing, Though More Than 600k Still Infected With HIV

The mortality rate from AIDS in Brazil fell from 7.6 per 100,000 suffering from the disease to 6.3 between 1998 and 2010, but there are still 630,000 carriers of the HIV virus in the country, the Health Ministry announced Monday. continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off Holiday Season with World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

Brazil Kicks Off Holiday Season with World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro, marking the official start of the holiday season in the Brazilian city. continue reading »

Brazil Gets $452 Million Loan to Improve Sanitation Programs in Its Best Known Tourism Landmarks

Oil Giant Chevron “Takes Full Responsibility” for Spill in Brazil

Oil Giant Chevron “Takes Full Responsibility” for Spill in Brazil

Chevron Corp. "takes full responsibility" for the oil spill off Brazil, the U.S.-based supermajor's top executive in the South American country, George Buck, said. continue reading »