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Brazil Bus Crash Kills 7, Injures 6

Brazil Bus Crash Kills 7, Injures 6

At least seven people died and six others were injured when a passenger bus plunged off an overpass onto one of Rio de Janeiro's most heavily traveled avenues, paramedics said. continue reading »

U.S. State Dept. Confirms U.S. Citizen Raped, Kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro

U.S. State Dept. Confirms U.S. Citizen Raped, Kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro

The State Department has confirmed what Brazilian and French authorities had stated earlier, that a U.S. citizen was the victim of a vicious gang rape and kidnapping in Rio de Janiero this past Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Soccer Stadium May Not Be Ready for World Cup

Brazil’s Soccer Stadium May Not Be Ready for World Cup

Construction of the $400 million soccer stadium being built in São Paulo may soon come to a halt as the builders say they have yet to receive a multi-million dollar loan they were promised. continue reading »

21-Year-Old U.S. Student Identified as Victim of Gang Rape in Brazil

21-Year-Old U.S. Student Identified as Victim of Gang Rape in Brazil

Brazilian and French authorities are confirming that the victim of Sunday’s horrific kidnapping and gang rape was a 21-year-old U.S. student that was accompanied by her French boyfriend. continue reading »

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Calvin Klein’s Brazilian Designer Francisco Costa Designs Shirt for amfAR

Brazilian designer Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, has designed a a new T-shirt for amfAR. Costa designed the black and white T-shirt to help raise money for amfAR's AIDS research in continue reading »

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 »