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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 »

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Help Brazilian Troops Learn Spanish

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Help Brazilian Troops Learn Spanish

The Rio de Janeiro branch of Spain's Cervantes Institute will help train military instructors to teach Spanish to Brazilian army troops, as per an agreement announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Was It a ‘Phantom Pregnancy’ or Did the Hospital Steal Brazilian Woman’s Child?

Was It a ‘Phantom Pregnancy’ or Did the Hospital Steal Brazilian Woman’s Child?

A woman in Brazil is claiming that despite what doctors are saying, she gave to birth to a child that was stolen by hospital staff. When 19-year-old Layane Santos was in her 38th month continue reading »

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Celebrating Rio de Janeiro’s Street Food

Those seeking good food in Rio de Janeiro can explore the numerous street stands that offer some of Brazilian cuisine's most traditional dishes. continue reading »

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez was received Monday with protests by a group of militant communists at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

BRAZIL OPEN: Nadal Beats Argentine Nalbandian, Grabs Title

BRAZIL OPEN: Nadal Beats Argentine Nalbandian, Grabs Title

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Brazil Open, notching his first title on the comeback trail from a serious knee injury. continue reading »

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

U.S. actor Harrison Ford visited the Babilonia "favela," or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro to become more familiar with a housing program for families currently living in a nearby environmental preservation area. continue reading »

Yuck! Brazilian Father Replaces Son’s Candy Egg With Real Egg (VIDEO)

Yuck! Brazilian Father Replaces Son’s Candy Egg With Real Egg (VIDEO)

A viral video of a Brazilian father pranking his son has been causing quite a bit of controversy since hitting the web. In the video uploaded to YouTube a father gives his son what he tells him is a Kinder continue reading »