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Group of Brazilians Take a Stand Against Effort to “Privatize” Rio Carnival

Group of Brazilians Take a Stand Against Effort to “Privatize” Rio Carnival

A group of Rio de Janeiro street troupes are crying foul over the numerous multi-million-dollar contracts with carnival sponsors and municipal authorities' growing control over the festivities. continue reading »

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish companies Acciona, Isolux Corsan and Copasa on Thursday signed contracts to build parts of a beltway around Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. continue reading »

John Lennon Arrested Multiple Times in Brazil

John Lennon Arrested Multiple Times in Brazil

Dear Prudence, Call Paul McCartney and Yoko! John Lennon has apparently been living in Brazil and has been on quite the crime spree in recent months. continue reading »

Brazil Increased Auto Output by 31.9% in January

Brazil Increased Auto Output by 31.9% in January

A total of 279,332 automobiles were manufactured in Brazil in January, up 31.9 percent from the same month of 2012 and 7.7 percent more than in December, the Anfavea industry association said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. continue reading »

Another Death Attributed to Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire, Death Toll Now at 238

Another Death Attributed to Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire, Death Toll Now at 238

The number of fatalities from the discotheque fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria rose to 238 with the death in hospital of a 20-year-old man, authorities said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazil’s Petrobras Profit Decline 36 Percent

Latin America News: Brazil’s Petrobras Profit Decline 36 Percent

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it posted net income of 21.18 billion reais ($10.61 billion) in 2012, down 36 percent from the prior year. continue reading »

Brazilian Bus Attack Continue, Latest Set on Fire

Brazilian Bus Attack Continue, Latest Set on Fire

A bus was set on fire Monday morning by armed men and another was shot at in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, which has been experiencing a wave of violent attacks in recent days, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Mogul Antonio Ermirio de Moraes Relative and 4 Others Killed in Plane Crash

Brazilian Mogul Antonio Ermirio de Moraes Relative and 4 Others Killed in Plane Crash

Five people, including a grandnephew of businessman Antonio Ermirio de Moraes, were killed when a small plane crashed in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, emergency services officials said Monday. continue reading »

Death Toll from Deadly Brazil Fire Continues to Rise

Death Toll from Deadly Brazil Fire Continues to Rise

The death toll from the fire last month at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, has risen to 237, health officials said. continue reading »

Superstar Beyonce Will Perform at Brazil’s Rock in Rio 2013

Superstar Beyonce Will Perform at Brazil’s Rock in Rio 2013

Beyonce, one of the world's top pop queens, will be the main opening-night attraction at Rock in Rio 2013, to be held between Sept. 13-22, the organizers said Monday. continue reading »

Santa Catarina’s Tourist Region in Brazil Experiencing Wave of Violent Attacks

Santa Catarina’s Tourist Region in Brazil Experiencing Wave of Violent Attacks

Brazilian police on Sunday killed an alleged criminal in the city of Joinville, in Santa Catarina state, a tourist region in southern Brazil that has been experiencing a wave of violent attacks in recent days, official sources reported. continue reading »

73 Victims of Brazil Nightclub Fire Remain in ICU 1 Week Later

73 Victims of Brazil Nightclub Fire Remain in ICU 1 Week Later

Almost a week after the fire that left 236 people dead last weekend at a Brazilian discotheque, 109 of the injured remain hospitalized, 73 of them in intensive care units, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

“Gangnam Style” is Heading to Brazilian Carnival

“Gangnam Style” is Heading to Brazilian Carnival

South Korean rapper Psy, whose hit single "Gangnam Style" holds the record for the most-watched video on YouTube, will be one of the attractions at this year's carnival in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Brazil’s Globo to Co-produce Telenovela With Telemundo

Brazil’s Globo to Co-produce Telenovela With Telemundo

Telemundo Studios will coproduce with Brazil's Globo the telenovela "Marido en Alquiler" (Husband for Hire), starring Juan Soler, Sonya Smith and Maritza Rodriguez, the U.S. Spanish-language network said Friday. continue reading »