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Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

A video released by Brazil's National Indian Foundation, or FUNAI, shows an isolated Indian tribe's first contact with civilization in Acre, a state on the border with Peru, and how the Indians interact with a nearby indigenous community. continue reading »

Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

Italy has agreed to extradite an Israeli army reservist who was convicted in Brazil of organ trafficking, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, or UBA, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and the University of Sao Paulo, or USP, on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources. continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Denounces Police Torture in Brazil

Human Rights Watch Denounces Police Torture in Brazil

Human Rights Watch on Monday reported 64 cases of torture and human rights violations by Brazilian police over the past four years. continue reading »

Gunmen Kill 5 People At Bar in Sao Paulo

Gunmen Kill 5 People At Bar in Sao Paulo

At least five people were shot and killed Saturday and another was wounded by gunmen at a bar in the Brazilian city of Carapicuiba, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras is once again looking to divest assets in Argentina, including oil fields in that country's southern region that yield 20,000 barrels of crude per day, Argentine media outlets said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazil's federal audit tribunal said Wednesday that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras' ultimately disastrous acquisition of a U.S. refinery in 2006. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian authorities are investigating two police officers in last month's killing of a 14-year-old boy in Rio de Janeiro, public safety officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos Caetano "Dunga" Bledorn Verri, who played on three Brazilian World Cup squads, was named Tuesday as the national soccer team's new coach. continue reading »

Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

Norberto Odebrecht, an engineer who founded one of Brazil's largest construction companies, died in Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, Odebrecht Group representatives told the press Sunday. He was 93. continue reading »

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Award-winning Brazilian writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro died Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Globo television reported. He was 73. continue reading »

Mob Torches Brazil Police Station, Vehicles Over Toddler’s Death

Mob Torches Brazil Police Station, Vehicles Over Toddler’s Death

A mob of people enraged over the death of a 1-year-old girl in a law-enforcement operation set fire to the police station in the northeastern Brazilian town of Amargosa and also torched 30 motorcycles and 19 other vehicles, including a bus, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Four members of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges they assaulted reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the World Cup soccer tournament. continue reading »

Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to strengthen the health system of Brazil's State of Sergipe and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases and maternal mortality affecting vulnerable populations. continue reading »

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

The Netherlands national team came in third in the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 win over the Brazil squad, which was jeered out of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha Stadium by the home team's disillusioned fans. continue reading »