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Brazilian Forces Launch Lightning Operation in Rio Favelas Ahead of Olympics

Brazilian Forces Launch Lightning Operation in Rio Favelas Ahead of Olympics

A lightning operation conducted without incident by Brazilian security forces early Sunday morning allowed authorities to regain control of two "favelas," or shantytowns, in a strategic part of Rio de Janeiro forming part of the roadway corridor for the 2016 Olympic Games. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, host of a radio program on the station FM Rio Jaguaribe, which occurred on February 22 in the city of Jaguaribe, state of Ceará, in Brazil. continue reading »

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it discovered a 108-liter (28-gallon) oil leak off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

In Latin America news, the Bahia state of Brazil will be developing cultural heritage tourism to create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Economy Expected to Grow by 3.1% in 2013

Latin America News: Brazilian Economy Expected to Grow by 3.1% in 2013

Economists at Brazil's leading banks predict that Latin America's largest economy will grow by 3.1 percent in 2013, according to the results from the central bank's latest weekly survey. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez: Younger Cuban VP is a Step Forward

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said Sunday in Rio de Janeiro that the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as first Cuban vice president is a step forward on the island not due to his ideological position bu continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazil’s Telefonica Profits Rise

Latin America News: Brazil’s Telefonica Profits Rise

In Latin America business news Brazil's Telefonica posted a profit of 2.1 percent from a year ago. Telefonica is the country's wireless communication leader. continue reading »

Matchbox Twenty Confirmed for ‘Rock in Rio 2013’

Matchbox Twenty Confirmed for ‘Rock in Rio 2013’

Veteran U.S. rock band Matchbox Twenty, with more than 30 million discs sold, will be one of the attractions at Rock in Rio 2013, the organizers announced Friday. continue reading »

Dozens of Brazilian Ports Shut Down as a Result of Strike

Dozens of Brazilian Ports Shut Down as a Result of Strike

A strike to protest the Brazilian government's plan to privatize several ports shut down at least 36 terminals for six hours on Friday, union spokespersons said. continue reading »

Brazil and Russia Sign Deals to Increase Bilateral Trade

Brazil and Russia Sign Deals to Increase Bilateral Trade

Brazil and Russia signed a series of agreements Wednesday aimed at increasing annual trade flows between two of the world's largest emerging economies from $5.9 billion to at least $10 billion in the coming years. continue reading »

Neymar is “Average” Player says Soccer Star Pele

Neymar is “Average” Player says Soccer Star Pele

Neymar is an "average" player on Brazil's national team, according to soccer legend Pele, who advised the highly touted striker to play for Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona if he leaves Santos FC to compete overseas. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 60% of Catholics Think New Pope Should Hail from Developing Region Like South America

PEW STUDY: 60% of Catholics Think New Pope Should Hail from Developing Region Like South America

As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And fully six-in-ten Catholics say it would be good if the next pope hails from a developing region like South America, Asia or Africa. continue reading »

Olympic Committe Confident Rio Will be Ready for 2016 Games

Olympic Committe Confident Rio Will be Ready for 2016 Games

The members of a delegation from the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday expressed their satisfaction with Rio de Janeiro's preparations to host the 2016 Games and said they were confident that Brazil will meet the relevant deadlines. continue reading »

‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibit Heading to Sao Paolo

‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibit Heading to Sao Paolo

‘Game of Thrones' will come alive for fans in an immersive, not-to-be-missed touring exhibition that will transport viewers into the breathtaking and enchanted world of Westeros continue reading »