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BRAZIL: Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up on Lagoon Shore

BRAZIL: Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up on Lagoon Shore

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a Rio de Janeiro tourist attraction, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. A large amount of organic matter that entered the lagoon as a result of two recent larg continue reading »

Plane Crash Kills 10 in Brazilian Amazon

Plane Crash Kills 10 in Brazilian Amazon

The 10 occupants of an airplane flying between the Brazilian cities of Belem and Monte Dourado died when the aircraft crashed in the Amazon region for as yet unknown reasons, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is beginning a tour of Africa on Wednesday, the Lula Institute said in a statement. The erstwhile head of state will visit Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria and will meet with political leaders, businessmen and representatives from civil society. continue reading »

Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain wants to broaden the "intense" economic and political relationship it has with Brazil into the defense realm, the Iberian nation's defense minister told Efe here Tuesday. continue reading »

Justin Timberlake Confirms He Will Perform at 2013 Rock in Rio Fest

Justin Timberlake Confirms He Will Perform at 2013 Rock in Rio Fest

Justin Timberlake has confirmed in he will perform at the popular Rock in Rio festival that starts on September 13 through 22, 2013. Timberlake will appear on Sept. 15. Beyonce and other headliners are also expected. continue reading »

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 »