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2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

Two men were arrested for robbing and raping a foreign tourist aboard a microbus in Rio de Janeiro and beating her boyfriend, Brazilian police said Sunday. continue reading »

Will Tom Cruise Film “Mission: Impossible 5” in Brazil? Rio Hopes So

Will Tom Cruise Film “Mission: Impossible 5” in Brazil? Rio Hopes So

Officials in Rio de Janeiro urged Tom Cruise, now in Brazil to promote his latest film, to shoot the fifth installment of the "Mission:Impossible" here in the "Marvelous City." continue reading »

“Rock in Rio” Adds Alicia Keys to Festival Lineup

“Rock in Rio” Adds Alicia Keys to Festival Lineup

Alicia Keys, winner of 14 Grammys, is the latest big name confirmed for September's Rock in Rio music festival. The Princess of Soul will perform Sept. 15. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Doctor Suspected of Killing Patients to Clear Beds

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Doctor Suspected of Killing Patients to Clear Beds

A doctor in Brazil has been charged with murdering seven of her patients in order to free up hospital beds. Dr. Virginia Soares de Souza, 56, was charged with seven counts of a continue reading »

Brazil Investing $150M into Nuclear Plant Safety

Brazil Investing $150M into Nuclear Plant Safety

Brazil's investments to strengthen safety measures at its two nuclear plants after the 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex will total 300 million reais continue reading »

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google’s online platform, Google Art Project, that preserves art including urban art that might disappear at the drop of a hat has added street art from Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Calls on Government to Evict Loggers (VIDEO)

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Calls on Government to Evict Loggers (VIDEO)

Earth’s most threatened tribe has sent an urgent appeal to Brazil’s government to evict invaders from their forest, as Brazil soccer fans lend their support for the tribe. continue reading »

Brazil’s New Oil Refinery in 33 Years Slated to Open 2014

Brazil’s New Oil Refinery in 33 Years Slated to Open 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed that a refinery in the northeastern state of Pernambuco initially conceived as a joint project with Venezuela will be completed. continue reading »

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano Creates Easter Sculpture Exhibit

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano Creates Easter Sculpture Exhibit

Brazilian Chocolate Master Diego Lozano has prepared a massive chocolate sculpture exhibit for Easter for the residents of Rio De Janeiro to enjoy. continue reading »

Brazil’s Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz Meets with Pope Francis

Brazil’s Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz Meets with Pope Francis

The newly installed Pope Francis I continues to meet different world and religious leaders. Today he met with cardinals from the Americas that included Brazil's Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz. Pope Francis also concelebrated Mass with archbishop emeritus of Quito. continue reading »

Brazil Seeks Criminal Charges Against 16 in Deadly Nightclub Fire

Brazil Seeks Criminal Charges Against 16 in Deadly Nightclub Fire

Brazilian police are seeking criminal charges against 16 people in connection with a Jan. 27 nightclub fire in the southern city of Santa Maria that killed 241 people. continue reading »

Brazilian Designer Closes Sao Paulo Fashion Week With Whimsical Collection

Brazilian Designer Closes Sao Paulo Fashion Week With Whimsical Collection

A wink and a nod to comfort, freedom of movement and feeling at home in the fabrics constituted the essence of the spring-summer collection that Uma Raquel Davidowicz presented on the final day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week. continue reading »

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, s continue reading »

Brazil Police Evict Indigenous Squatters Living in Former Museum

Brazil Police Evict Indigenous Squatters Living in Former Museum

Brazilian cops took by force Friday a building that was once an Indian Museum and had been occupied since 2006 by indigenous people who promised to resist a court-ordered eviction. continue reading »

Alexandre Herchcovitch Shows Edgier Spring Collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Alexandre Herchcovitch Shows Edgier Spring Collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch showcased a summer collection notable for its femininity and distinct winter feel on the fourth day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week. continue reading »