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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 »

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Joins Brazil 3G Capital in H.J. Heinz Acquisition

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Joins Brazil 3G Capital in H.J. Heinz Acquisition

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Thursday it joined forces with Brazilian investment fund 3G Capital to purchase U.S. food giant H.J. Heinz for $28 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt. continue reading »

Brazil Rejects Apple’s Bid to Register iPhone Name in Country, Already Belongs to Someone

Brazil Rejects Apple’s Bid to Register iPhone Name in Country, Already Belongs to Someone

Apple has filed a challenge with Brazil's INPI trademark and patent office in a bid to secure the right to sell smartphones with the iPhone name in the giant South American country. continue reading »

Tennis Doubles Dream Team of Nadal and Nalbandian Pull Out of Brazil Open

Tennis Doubles Dream Team of Nadal and Nalbandian Pull Out of Brazil Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal and Argentina's David Nalbandian have pulled out of the Brazil Open doubles competition to focus on singles. continue reading »

Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school was named the winner of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival for its attractive and colorful parade highlighting rural life and the customs of the Brazilian interior. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

At least four people died and six were injured in the wee hours Tuesday when a Carnival float caught fire during a samba school parade in the Brazilian city of Santos, paramedics said. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

A survey of 10,000 people from 29 countries throughout the world helped create the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index of the happiest cities in the world. continue reading »

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

Street troupes kept the merriment going on the last day of Carnival in Brazil after the elite samba schools wound up their spectacular parades. continue reading »

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to drop wrestling from the Summer Games after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The move caught observers and wrestling fans by surprise continue reading »

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Carnival entered its fourth day in Brazil on Monday and crowds thronged the streets across the giant South American nation in the annual bash. continue reading »

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

The death on Monday of a young man who had been hospitalized with respiratory problems after being injured in the Jan. 27 fire in a discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria raised to 239 the death toll in the tragedy, authorities said. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

A crowd of revelers hundreds of thousands strong poured into downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday to celebrate Carnival to the rhythm of the Cordão da Bola Preta street band while trying to win a place in the Guinness World Records for the world's largest Carnival troupe. continue reading »