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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 »

Another Victim of Santa Maria, Brazil Fire Dies - Death Count at 236

Another Victim of Santa Maria, Brazil Fire Dies - Death Count at 236

The death of a 20-year-old college student raises to 236 the number of fatalities in the fire at the Kiss discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur. continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: He May be Small, but Matheus Fernandes Has a Big Voice (VIDEO)

AMERICAN IDOL: He May be Small, but Matheus Fernandes Has a Big Voice (VIDEO)

Like fellow American Idol contestant Isabel Gonzalez, Matheus Fernandes covered a Sam Cooke song for his audition, but unlike Gonzalez, Fernandes looks a little different. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

The general secretary of soccer governing body FIFA declined to comment here Wednesday on charges by France Football magazine that Qatar paid bribes for the right to host the 2022 World Cup. continue reading »

Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009

Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009

Brazil last year granted 73,022 work visas for foreigners, 3.54 percent more than in 2011 and a 70.15 percent increase since 2009, the Labor and Employment Ministry announced here Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »