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Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

Brazilian police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets to break up a demonstration in downtown Sao Paulo protesting the arrests of two activists last week. continue reading »

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

Some 500,000 people suffered from a lack of water in the Brazilian city of Manaos, Amazonas state, following the break of a water main, for which the local city hall decreed a state of emergency, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar emerged as the hero Saturday for Brazil's national team, which squeaked past Chile 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Seize Machine Guns From Drug Gang in Rio

Brazilian Police Seize Machine Guns From Drug Gang in Rio

Police on Thursday seized machine guns and other military-grade weapons from a drug gang operating here in Brazil's second-largest city, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

The Workers Party, or PT, Latin America's largest political force of the left that has governed Brazil since 2003, proclaimed Saturday at its national convention the candidacy of President Dilma Rousseff for a second term in the coming Oct. 5 elections. continue reading »

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

Police in one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches arrested 18 Colombian nationals on suspicion of robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

A Mexican man wanted in the United States for drug trafficking was detained as he prepared to board a flight to the northeastern city of Fortaleza for Tuesday's World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

The northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, site of Monday's World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, has turned into a disaster area due to the torrential rains flooding the municipality over the past few days. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil's Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW. continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil needed a big assist from the referee to pull out a 3-1 win over Croatia here Thursday in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Metro Employees Call Off Strike in Rio

Metro Employees Call Off Strike in Rio

Rio de Janeiro metro employees accepted the salary hike proposal offered by management and cancelled the strike they had threatened to call on the eve of the inaugural match of the 2014 soccer World Cup being hosted by Brazil, labor leaders said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil Expecting to Harvest 192 Million Tons of Grain this Year

Brazil Expecting to Harvest 192 Million Tons of Grain this Year

Brazil, one of the world's leading agricultural producers, expects a record grain harvest this year of 192.3 million tons, up 2.2 percent from 2013, the IBGE statistics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

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 »