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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 »

Crime of Passion in Brazil Results in 5 Adults and 4-Year Old Killed

Crime of Passion in Brazil Results in 5 Adults and 4-Year Old Killed

Five adults and a little girl were gunned down at a house in Aparecida de Goiania, a town in the central Brazilian state of Goias, in an apparent crime of passion, police said Sunday. continue reading »

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Fever Hits Barcelona (VIDEO)

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Fever Hits Barcelona (VIDEO)

Take a look at Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at the Premiere of their vampire flick Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part: 1 in Barcelona. continue reading »

Brazil’s Truth Commission Signed Today Receives International Praise

Brazil’s Truth Commission Signed Today Receives International Praise

The United Nations human rights chief today hailed the creation of Brazil’s truth commission as an important first step towards promoting healing continue reading »

$1.4 Billion Latin American Energy Project to Build Four Wind Farms in Region

$1.4 Billion Latin American Energy Project to Build Four Wind Farms in Region

IMPSA, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, will get a $150 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help finance its plans to expand wind energy generation in Latin America. continue reading »

Lula Shaves His head and Face Ahead of Treatment. Check Out his new Do!

Lula Shaves His head and Face Ahead of Treatment. Check Out his new Do!

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's wife Marisa Leticia shaved him Wednesday at their home in the industrial city of Sao Bernardo do Campo, near Sao Paulo. continue reading »

Brazilian Beach Occupied by Killer Piranhas

Brazilian Beach Occupied by Killer Piranhas

Thousands of hungry piranhas have infested the popular Daveron beach in west Brazil’s Paraguay river; 15 people have reportedly been bitten in the past two weeks. continue reading »

More Crazy From Courtney Love in Brazil, Foo Fighter Grohl Center of Her Rants  (VIDEO)

More Crazy From Courtney Love in Brazil, Foo Fighter Grohl Center of Her Rants (VIDEO)

Courtney Love keeps proving no one can do crazy like she can and now all of Brazil knows it. continue reading »

Chevron May Abandon Leaking Well in Brazil after Nov. 8 Spill

Chevron May Abandon Leaking Well in Brazil after Nov. 8 Spill

Brazilian oil regulator ANP approved Chevron Corp.'s plan to seal a leaking offshore well, the official Agencia Brasil news agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Tackles Its Food Insecurity and Obesity Problems

Brazil Tackles Its Food Insecurity and Obesity Problems

The Fourth National Conference on Food Security has just ended, in the State of Bahia. Organized by the Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar continue reading »