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Brazilian Officials Launch Fight Against #1 Health Risk-Skin Cancer

Brazilian Officials Launch Fight Against #1 Health Risk-Skin Cancer

Health authorities and the Brazilian Dermatology Society launched Saturday a nationwide campaign to prevent skin cancer, of which Brazil has some 150,000 cases yearly. Medical authorities have set up 126 special posts around the country to perform examinations for skin disease, which represents close to 30 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in the country every year. continue reading »

Work Resume on Brazil’s World Cup Stadium After Deadly Accident (VIDEO)

Work Resume on Brazil’s World Cup Stadium After Deadly Accident (VIDEO)

Officials have authorized the resumption of construction work at this Brazilian metropolis's World Cup stadium, where an accident earlier this week left two people dead. continue reading »

3 Die During Construction Accident at World Cup Stadium in Brazil

3 Die During Construction Accident at World Cup Stadium in Brazil

A crane accident Wednesday at this Brazilian metropolis' Arena Corinthians stadium, which will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, caused part of the roof to collapse and left three construction workers dead, officials said. continue reading »

Filming for “Pele” the Movie Starts in Brazil

Filming for “Pele” the Movie Starts in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro provides the set for the filming of "Pele," a U.S. production in English of the life story of the Brazilian soccer legend, from early childhood to the masterful way he led his team to victory in the 1958 World Cup. continue reading »

Van Carrying Dialysis Patient in Brazil Crashes, 15 Dead and 11 Injured

Van Carrying Dialysis Patient in Brazil Crashes, 15 Dead and 11 Injured

Fifteen people died and 11 others were injured Monday when a truck collided with a bus taking patients to a hospital, authorities in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais said. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Train Derails into Homes, Leaves 8 Dead

Sao Paulo Train Derails into Homes, Leaves 8 Dead

Eight people died when a train derailed over the weekend in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Recognized As World’s Best “Smart City”

Rio de Janeiro Recognized As World’s Best “Smart City”

Rio de Janeiro was selected Thursday as this year's best "smart city" at the Smart City Expo World Congress being held in this northeastern Spanish metropolis. continue reading »

422 Hotels Being Built in Preparation for 2016 Olympics in Brazil

422 Hotels Being Built in Preparation for 2016 Olympics in Brazil

A total of $5.3 billion is to be invested in Brazil to build 422 new hotels through 2016, when Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics, according to a study prepared by the BSH International consulting firm in conjunction with the Tourism Ministry. continue reading »

10 Best Restaurants in Latin America, the Caribbean

10 Best Restaurants in Latin America, the Caribbean

Celebrating the world’s “101 Best” has become a tradition at The Daily Meal. Having went through an extensive research process to scout out restaurants all over Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, compiling a list of finalists from which our 101 best were selected, with the help of an esteemed group of panelists. continue reading »

Brazil Launching 39 Wind Farms

Brazil Launching 39 Wind Farms

Brazil has awarded 25-year contracts for 39 wind farms to deal with an expected spike in power demand in 2016, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Considering Balloons to Extend Internet Service to Amazonia

Brazil Considering Balloons to Extend Internet Service to Amazonia

Brazil's National Space Research Institute, known as Inpe, said it is looking at the feasibility of using balloons to extend the Internet into isolated regions such as Amazonia. continue reading »

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

São Paulo to Receive $270 Million Loan to Strengthen Health Care Management

Brazil’s São Paulo state will receive a loan for $270 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen health care management and implement a regional networks model for the country’s Unified Health System. continue reading »

Brazil Honors Ousted President 37 Years After His Death

Brazil Honors Ousted President 37 Years After His Death

The Brazilian state received late President João Goulart here Thursday with the honors denied to him at his death in 1976 by the country's then-military regime. continue reading »

Former F1 Driver Nelson Piquet Hospitalized in Brazil

Former F1 Driver Nelson Piquet Hospitalized in Brazil

Brazilian former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet was admitted earlier this week to a Sao Paulo hospital, where, according to unconfirmed press reports, he underwent successful surgery to unblock a clogged artery. continue reading »

Animal Rights Activists Attack Brazilian Lab Experimenting with Animals

Animal Rights Activists Attack Brazilian Lab Experimenting with Animals

A group of activists for the protection of animals attacked Wednesday a Brazilian pharmaceutical research laboratory and removed the mice and hamsters being used for medical research - the same institution they attacked in October and freed 178 dogs. continue reading »