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Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made public a letter sent to him by former Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in which he emphasizes the need for dialogue "with all democrats" at a time when the Andean country is facing a wave of protests. continue reading »

Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said during a ceremony Wednesday in which private companies signed contracts to manage two major federal highways that the South American giant was inspiring confidence among private-sector investors. continue reading »

Brazilian Auto Production Rises

Brazilian Auto Production Rises

Brazilian vehicle production rose 16.9 percent last month compared to output in February 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the auto industry trade group. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is here to film a promotional video for this year's World Cup soccer tourney in Brazil and will remain in Rio de Janeiro for several days, Brazilian media said Monday. continue reading »

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

The bodies of a Croatian man and a Swedish man were found inside a house in Jenipabu, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte state, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Officials of the Labor and Employment Ministry found 17 Peruvians working in conditions of slavery at a sewing workshop in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil's governing center-left Workers Party will pursue an agenda of "continuity with changes" if - as expected - President Dilma Rousseff wins a second term in the October elections, party chairman Rui Falcao said here Friday. continue reading »

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

A Uruguayan woman attending Brazil's Universidad Federal Latinoamericana who went missing last weekend was found dead with signs of being strangled, the university, known as Unila, said Friday. continue reading »

Newspaper Claims European Companies Bribed Brazilian Officials

Newspaper Claims European Companies Bribed Brazilian Officials

German multinational Siemens and France's Alstom set up shell corporations in Uruguay as part of a scheme to pay kickbacks to officials at Brazilian state-owned companies who favored them in tender proceedings, O Estado de Sao Paulo daily said Thursday. continue reading »

TV Cameraman Covering Carnival Shot 4 Times in Brazil

TV Cameraman Covering Carnival Shot 4 Times in Brazil

A TV cameraman was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot several times while he was covering a Carnival procession in the northeastern Brazilian city of Pedreiras, Bandeirantes television said Wednesday. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

Cuban Doctors Working in Brazil to Receive Pay Raise

The Brazilian government announced Friday that it will raise the wages of close to 7,400 Cuban doctors it recruited for its healthcare program in poor areas following the defections that occurred at the beginning of the month. continue reading »

King Momo Kicks Off Carnival Celebrations in Rio

King Momo Kicks Off Carnival Celebrations in Rio

King Momo received Friday the keys to Rio de Janeiro from Mayor Eduardo Paes and fired the starting gun for five days of Carnival festivities in Brazil's second city. continue reading »

Brazil Evacuates Offshore Platform After Careening Incident

Brazil Evacuates Offshore Platform After Careening Incident

An oil platform was partially evacuated after it began to list early Friday off the coast of the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazil's economy expanded 2.3 percent in 2013, compared with growth of 1 percent the previous year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday. continue reading »

Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

Amazon’s Deforestation Dropped 19 Percent At End of 2013

Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest lost between August 2013 and January this year some 1,162.5 sq. kilometers (448.8 sq. miles) of woodland, an area 19 percent less than the amount deforested between August 2012 and January 2013, which was 1,427 sq. kilometers (551 sq. miles), the government said. continue reading »