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Brazil Deploys Army to Respond to Prison Violence

Brazil Deploys Army to Respond to Prison Violence

The government on Wednesday approved the sending of federal troops to Maranhao, a state in northeastern Brazil, to combat a wave of attacks evidently ordered from inside one of the nation's prisons, officials said. continue reading »

Court Files Securities Charges Against Brazil’s Former Richest Man

Court Files Securities Charges Against Brazil’s Former Richest Man

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they have filed charges against businessman Eike Batista, up to last year the richest man in Brazil, for market manipulation after concluding that he used false information to induce thousands of stockholders to invest in one of his companies. continue reading »

Brazil’s Continues Its Commitment to Saving the Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins

Brazil’s Continues Its Commitment to Saving the Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins

An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Says Economic Turnaround Depends on What U.S. Does

Brazil’s President Says Economic Turnaround Depends on What U.S. Does

The recovery of Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, depends on a strong rebound in the U.S. economy, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday. continue reading »

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

The illiteracy rate in Brazil dropped to 8.3 percent in 2013, but continues to afflict the impoverished northeastern region, where 16.6 percent of the population age 15 and up don't know how to read, according to an official study released Thursday. continue reading »

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

Twenty-six suspected members of a drug-dealing gang operating in a sprawling Rio slum that was supposed to have been "pacified" four years ago were arrested Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Paulo Jose, still one of the main figures in Brazil's film industry at 77, said in an interview with Efe that he had no plans to leave the stage despite a two-decade battle with Parkinson's disease. continue reading »

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to sell 50 E175 jets to U.S. regional operator Republic Airways Holdings for $2.1 billion. continue reading »

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Brazil's biggest oil field, Libra, will cost $80 billion to develop, according to a senior executive with France's Total, one of five consortium members participating in the project. continue reading »

Evictions in Sao Paulo Spark Riots

Evictions in Sao Paulo Spark Riots

The eviction of some 200 families that had invaded a building in downtown Sao Paulo sparked conflict Tuesday between homeless activists and police on the streets of the principal business district of Brazil's largest city. continue reading »

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

A Brazilian judge has ruled that in the civil register, the name of a baby girl may officially appear with the name of the father, two mothers - the biological mother and her current partner - and six grandparents, in an unprecedented decision in this country, according to judicial sources cited Saturday in local media. continue reading »

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against high-profile businessman Eike Batista and asked a federal court to freeze up to 1.5 billion reais ($642.3 million) worth of the former multi-billionaire's assets. continue reading »

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Sees Rise in the Polls

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Sees Rise in the Polls

Support for incumbent Dilma Rousseff is on the rise after dipping for several weeks with former Environment Minister Marina Silva's entry into the Brazilian presidential race, a poll released Friday indicates. continue reading »

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that last month 101,145 new jobs were created in the country, a drop of 20.5 percent with respect to the same month in 2013. continue reading »