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More Than One-Third of Brazilian Indians Live in Cities

More Than One-Third of Brazilian Indians Live in Cities

Just over 36 percent of the 896,917 Brazilians who declared themselves indigenous people in the 2010 Census live in cities, and only 37.4 percent of them speak an Amerindian language, according to a study released Friday by the government. continue reading »

Brazilian Designer Brings Neoprene Bikinis to Fashion Rio

Brazilian Designer Brings Neoprene Bikinis to Fashion Rio

Neoprene bikinis and bare chests were a hit at Fashion Rio, one of Brazil's largest fashion industry fairs, where designers are unveiling their Southern Hemisphere summer collections this week. continue reading »

Brazilian Ministers Advocate Decriminalization of Drugs

Brazilian Ministers Advocate Decriminalization of Drugs

Seven of Brazil's former justice ministers on Tuesday released a letter advocating the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. continue reading »

Brazil’s Fashion Rio Kicks Off Today

Brazil’s Fashion Rio Kicks Off Today

In Latin America news, Fashion Rio launches today to highlight the best of Brazilian fashion for the winter season. Over 20 fashion designers will be highlighted on the fashion show. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Investigating Former President Lula for Corruption

Brazilian Police Investigating Former President Lula for Corruption

The Brazilian Federal Police confirmed Friday that it has opened a new investigation of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's possible involvement in corruption. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen Joins Instagram  Honoring her Native Brazil

Gisele Bundchen Joins Instagram Honoring her Native Brazil

Supermodel and wife of QB Tom Brady has just joined Instagram while honoring her native Brazil. continue reading »

Newborn Deaths in Brazil Tied to Bacteria, Hygiene in Question at Hospitals

Newborn Deaths in Brazil Tied to Bacteria, Hygiene in Question at Hospitals

Brazilian medical authorities have concluded that 6 newborn deaths in the past 12 days are tied to a bacteria found in standing liquids and damp surfaces. continue reading »

Petrobras Oil Spill Reaches Sao Paulo Beaches

Petrobras Oil Spill Reaches Sao Paulo Beaches

Fluids from a terminal operated by state-controlled oil giant Petrobras have reached several beaches in Sao Paulo state, forcing authorities to close off the area, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Officer Killed During Ambush, 26th Death This Year

Brazilian Police Officer Killed During Ambush, 26th Death This Year

A policeman was shot to death on the weekend in an attack by two men riding a motorcycle in eastern Sao Paulo, bringing the number of Military Police officers killed in Brazil so far this year to 26, authorities said. continue reading »

More than 1,700 Haitian Refugees Arrive in Brazil

More than 1,700 Haitian Refugees Arrive in Brazil

Some 1,700 Haitians have entered the Brazilian state of Acre over the past two weeks and are being sheltered in a sports facility, the state government said. continue reading »

$500M Not Enough for Maracana Stadium Renovations Ahead of Rio Olympics

$500M Not Enough for Maracana Stadium Renovations Ahead of Rio Olympics

The costly renovation of Maracana stadium, estimated at some $500 million, does not meet the requirements of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, so that further reconstruction will be necessary, the Brazilian press said. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive Grant to Promote Low-Carbon Agriculture

Brazil to Receive Grant to Promote Low-Carbon Agriculture

Brazil is to receive funding to provide small and medium farmers with grants to encourage the adoption of sustainable farming methods in states critical to Brazil’s biomass—three in the Amazon region (Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia) plus four in the Atlantic Forest region (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul). continue reading »

Brazilian Scientists to Study Solar Explosions With Stratospheric Balloons

Brazilian Scientists to Study Solar Explosions With Stratospheric Balloons

A team of Brazilian scientists plan to use a pair of stratospheric balloons to study the energy produced by explosions on the Sun, the head of the project said. continue reading »

Oops! Rock in Rio Ticket Buyers Crash Website

Oops! Rock in Rio Ticket Buyers Crash Website

The Rock in Rio Web site collapsed Thursday in the first few minutes after starting to sell tickets to the September festival, but once tech personnel solved the problem ticket sales progressed at a rate of about 1,200 per minute. continue reading »

Brazilian MMA Fighter Anderson Silva Surprises Fan in Hospital (VIDEO)

Brazilian MMA Fighter Anderson Silva Surprises Fan in Hospital (VIDEO)

Yesterday, Dr. Eduardo Picanço uploaded a touching video of a young boy in the hospital getting a surprise visit from his favorite MMA fighter, Anderson Silva. Silva is currently considered one of the best, if not continue reading »