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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 »

Auction Bids for Brazilian Sex Dolls’ “Virginity” Reach $105,000

Auction Bids for Brazilian Sex Dolls’ “Virginity” Reach $105,000

As if the auctioning off of a real person's virginity wasn't controversial enough an online Brazilian sex shop is now accepting bids for the "virginity" of a new life-like sex doll named Valentina. continue reading »

FIFA Bans Smoking at Confederations Cup, World Cup in Brazil

FIFA Bans Smoking at Confederations Cup, World Cup in Brazil

FIFA announced Thursday that people attending the Confederations Cup soccer matches in June and the World Cup next year - both to be held in Brazil - will not be allowed to smoke in the stadiums. continue reading »

Former Chilean Dictator Pinochet Financed by Brazil Say Newly Released Documents

Secret documents dating from Brazil's 1964-1985 military government reveal that the junta gave loans amounting to $115 million to the regime of Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Financial analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for Brazil downward from 3.1 percent to 3.09 percent, the Brazilian Central Bank said in its Boletin Focus on Monday. continue reading »

Chevron Open to Mediation Over  $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

Chevron Open to Mediation Over $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. is open to having the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, or the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, mediate with Ecuador, a high-level company executive said. continue reading »

Brazilian Government to Spend $15 Billion to Expand Access to Water

Brazilian Government to Spend $15 Billion to Expand Access to Water

The Brazilian government remains committed to the goal of providing universal access to clean water, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday during her weekly radio program. continue reading »

Death Toll From Brazilian Club Fire Climbs to 240

Death Toll From Brazilian Club Fire Climbs to 240

A 25-year-old man, who suffered burns and poisoning from inhaling gases when a discotheque caught fire in southern Brazil last month, died Saturday morning, continue reading »

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 CearĂ¡, 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 »