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Brazil Seeks Criminal Charges Against 16 in Deadly Nightclub Fire

Brazil Seeks Criminal Charges Against 16 in Deadly Nightclub Fire

Brazilian police are seeking criminal charges against 16 people in connection with a Jan. 27 nightclub fire in the southern city of Santa Maria that killed 241 people. continue reading »

Brazilian Designer Closes Sao Paulo Fashion Week With Whimsical Collection

Brazilian Designer Closes Sao Paulo Fashion Week With Whimsical Collection

A wink and a nod to comfort, freedom of movement and feeling at home in the fabrics constituted the essence of the spring-summer collection that Uma Raquel Davidowicz presented on the final day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week. continue reading »

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, s continue reading »

Brazil Police Evict Indigenous Squatters Living in Former Museum

Brazil Police Evict Indigenous Squatters Living in Former Museum

Brazilian cops took by force Friday a building that was once an Indian Museum and had been occupied since 2006 by indigenous people who promised to resist a court-ordered eviction. continue reading »

Alexandre Herchcovitch Shows Edgier Spring Collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Alexandre Herchcovitch Shows Edgier Spring Collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch showcased a summer collection notable for its femininity and distinct winter feel on the fourth day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week. continue reading »

Rio Continues to Progress Towards Becoming Tech Hub of Latin America

Rio Continues to Progress Towards Becoming Tech Hub of Latin America

The impending arrival of multinationals Siemens and Halliburton marks the emergence of Latin America's largest technological hub here in Brazil's second city, the head of the ambitious project said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

The annual TEFAF (European Fine Art Foundation) report which gauges the art world has just come out and Brazil’s booming art scene got a lot of attention. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Boost Daily Oil Output to 3.4 Million Barrels by 2017

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Boost Daily Oil Output to 3.4 Million Barrels by 2017

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, which is striving to boost daily domestic crude and natural gas output to 3.4 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2017, said it plans to earmark 62 percent of its investments over the next five years to exploration and production. continue reading »

Pope Francis Eagerly Looking Forward to World Youth Day in Brazil

Pope Francis Eagerly Looking Forward to World Youth Day in Brazil

Pope Francis I is "very excited" about his July visit to Brazil to participate in World Youth Day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said here Wednesday after a meeting with the new pontiff. continue reading »

Brazilian Rains Have Now Claimed 17

Brazilian Rains Have Now Claimed 17

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday confirmed the death of a young man connected with the heavy rains that fell in the hilly portion of Rio de Janeiro state continue reading »

Sea Lion Takes a Stroll Through Brazil Town (VIDEO)

Sea Lion Takes a Stroll Through Brazil Town (VIDEO)

Over the weekend a polite sea lion was spotted walking the streets of one Brazilian city. A little after 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon a sea lion wobbled his way up to the streets of Balneário Camboriú continue reading »

Latin America News: Death Toll in Brazil Climbs from Powerful Storms

Latin America News: Death Toll in Brazil Climbs from Powerful Storms

At least 13 people died in the powerful storm that deluged the hilly portion of the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, state Gov. Sergio Cabral said in a press conference on Monday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Powerful Storms in Brazil Leaves 10 Dead

Latin America News: Powerful Storms in Brazil Leaves 10 Dead

At least 10 people died in the powerful storm that deluged the hilly portion of the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in Saturday three new ministers in a Cabinet shuffle that strengthens the two important parties allied to the government with a view to the 2014 elections. continue reading »

Latin America News: Economists Cut Economic Growth Rate for Brazil

Latin America News: Economists Cut Economic Growth Rate for Brazil

In Latin America news, analysts have lowered their 2013 growth forecast for the Brazilian economy from 3.1 percent to 3.03 percent, the central bank announced. continue reading »