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Major Multi-State Drug Bust Goes Down in Brazil

Major Multi-State Drug Bust Goes Down in Brazil

Brazilian police on Tuesday busted a drug trafficking ring in an operation in five states that resulted in 19 arrests and the seizure of more than two tons of drugs. continue reading »

Brazil Fires Striking Metro Workers on Eve of World Cup Opening

Brazil Fires Striking Metro Workers on Eve of World Cup Opening

The Sao Paulo state government announced Monday the dismissal of 60 metro employees in Brazil's largest city, who supported the "illegal" strike that began five days ago. continue reading »

Brazilian Model Alessandra Ambrosio to Make her Big Screen Debut

Brazilian Model Alessandra Ambrosio to Make her Big Screen Debut

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio plans to go from the runway to the big screen in a movie inspired by the life of Italian millionaire Alessandro Proto, the production company said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

Brazil's Gol airlines will use a 4-percent biofuel mixture to power 200 flights this month and next as the Latin American nation hosts the 2014 soccer World Cup. continue reading »

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

A strike on Thursday disrupted metro service in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, leading to traffic backups and a riot by angry commuters at one station just a week before Sao Paulo is due to host the opening match of the 2014 soccer World Cup. continue reading »

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only six of the 12 stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Brazil will have WiFi so fans can use the Internet, telecom industry trade association Sinditelebrasil said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Unemployment in Brazil rose to 7.1 percent in the first quarter, the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, or IBGE, reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers' money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, who played left back for Brazil's 1974 World Cup team, has died from an intestinal hemorrhage, the Brazilian Soccer Federation, or CBF, said. He was 62. continue reading »

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

The retired army colonel slain last month after testifying that he tortured opponents of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship also admitted to engineering the "disappearance" of dissidents from Argentina, documents release Friday show. continue reading »

Brazil to Cut Imports, Pollution by Boosting Biodiesel Consumption

Brazil to Cut Imports, Pollution by Boosting Biodiesel Consumption

Brazil's fuel distributors will have to increase the percentage of biodiesel blended into regular diesel from 5 percent to 6 percent as of June as part of a push to cut fuel imports and reduce pollution, the government said. continue reading »

Brazilian Use Tear Gas on Anti-World Cup Protesters

Brazilian Use Tear Gas on Anti-World Cup Protesters

Brazilian police used tear gas and officers on horseback in Brasilia Tuesday to prevent some 2,000 anti-World Cup protesters from reaching the stadium where the coveted trophy was on display. continue reading »

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

Fifty Sao Paulo state police officers took part in an FBI course on controlling disturbances as Brazil's largest city prepares to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said Monday. The five-day course provided training in crowd control strategies, the use of force, decision-making continue reading »

Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolis and one of the host cities for this summer's soccer World Cup, suffered a record traffic jam with 344 kilometers (214 miles) of streets where traffic was slowed almost to a standstill, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Awards Galvao Engenharia With Highway Concession

Brazil Awards Galvao Engenharia With Highway Concession

Brazilian firm Galvao Engenharia was awarded a 30-year contract Friday to operate a 624.8-kilometer (388-mile) stretch of the BR-153 federal highway linking northern Brazil's Tocantins state with Goias, in the center of the country. continue reading »