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Latin America News: Powerful Storms in Brazil Leaves 10 Dead

Latin America News: Powerful Storms in Brazil Leaves 10 Dead

At least 10 people died in the powerful storm that deluged the hilly portion of the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in Saturday three new ministers in a Cabinet shuffle that strengthens the two important parties allied to the government with a view to the 2014 elections. continue reading »

Latin America News: Economists Cut Economic Growth Rate for Brazil

Latin America News: Economists Cut Economic Growth Rate for Brazil

In Latin America news, analysts have lowered their 2013 growth forecast for the Brazilian economy from 3.1 percent to 3.03 percent, the central bank announced. continue reading »

Spain’s Fernando Alonso Finishes 2nd to Kimi Raikkonenat Australian Grand Prix

Spain’s Fernando Alonso Finishes 2nd to Kimi Raikkonenat Australian Grand Prix

Brazil's Felipe Massa finishes 4th. Finland's Kimi Raikkonen - driving for Lotus - has taken the early lead in the 2013 international Formula One continue reading »

Sao Paulo Fashion Week Launches with 25 Designers Featured

Sao Paulo Fashion Week Launches with 25 Designers Featured

Sao Paulo Fashion Week launches this week featuring 25 designers showcasing their fashions for Spring/Summer 2014. The runway will feature U.S. supermodel Karlie Kloss amongst other well known faces. continue reading »

Brazilian States Call New Royalties Law Unconstitutional

Brazilian States Call New Royalties Law Unconstitutional

The oil-producing states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo on Friday filed a Supreme Court challenge against a new law that distributes royalties from crude and natural gas production more evenly among Brazil's 27 states. continue reading »

Brazilian Gov’t Offers Millions in Loans to Innovative Firms

Brazilian Gov’t Offers Millions in Loans to Innovative Firms

The Brazilian government announced it will offer 32.9 billion reais ($16.5 billion) in loans over the next two years to companies using technological innovation to improve their competitiveness. continue reading »

Billionaire George Soros Fighting Back in Court Against Brazilian Ex-Girlfriend

Billionaire George Soros Fighting Back in Court Against Brazilian Ex-Girlfriend

Billionaire George Soros is suing his former mistress, Brazilian Adriana Ferreyr, for defamation and assault, claiming that during their relationship Ferreyr threw a lamp at him. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up on Lagoon Shore

BRAZIL: Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up on Lagoon Shore

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a Rio de Janeiro tourist attraction, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. A large amount of organic matter that entered the lagoon as a result of two recent larg continue reading »

Plane Crash Kills 10 in Brazilian Amazon

Plane Crash Kills 10 in Brazilian Amazon

The 10 occupants of an airplane flying between the Brazilian cities of Belem and Monte Dourado died when the aircraft crashed in the Amazon region for as yet unknown reasons, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is beginning a tour of Africa on Wednesday, the Lula Institute said in a statement. The erstwhile head of state will visit Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria and will meet with political leaders, businessmen and representatives from civil society. continue reading »

Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain wants to broaden the "intense" economic and political relationship it has with Brazil into the defense realm, the Iberian nation's defense minister told Efe here Tuesday. continue reading »

Justin Timberlake Confirms He Will Perform at 2013 Rock in Rio Fest

Justin Timberlake Confirms He Will Perform at 2013 Rock in Rio Fest

Justin Timberlake has confirmed in he will perform at the popular Rock in Rio festival that starts on September 13 through 22, 2013. Timberlake will appear on Sept. 15. Beyonce and other headliners are also expected. continue reading »

Storm in Brazil Kills Two, Damages City of Sao Paulo

Storm in Brazil Kills Two, Damages City of Sao Paulo

A heavy storm that began Saturday afternoon killed two people and caused landslides, flooding and traffic jams in Sao Paulo, the authorities in Brazil's largest city reported Sunday. continue reading »

9 Dead, 11 Injured in Brazil Prison Riot

9 Dead, 11 Injured in Brazil Prison Riot

A prison riot in Ceara, Brazil has left nine prisoners dead and 11 injured. Violence in Latin America prison is very common and those prisons are considered some of the world's worse in terms of safety. continue reading »