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Latin America News: Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire at Brazil Carnival, 2 Dead, 10 Wounded

Latin America News: Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire at Brazil Carnival, 2 Dead, 10 Wounded

An unidentified gunman killed two people and wounded 10 others at a carnival in Nova Friburgo, a city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Government OKs Power Line Run by Spanish Firm

Brazilian Government OKs Power Line Run by Spanish Firm

Brazil's environmental protection agency said it has granted Spanish company Isolux Energia a license to operate a power transmission line between the southeastern states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

The body of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón was found in Brazil near one of his most recognizable works of art, the Escadaria Selarón (Selarón's Steps). continue reading »

Projections Show Latin American Consumer Market to Reach 661 million People in 2025

Projections Show Latin American Consumer Market to Reach 661 million People in 2025

Mega Trends are transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impact on business, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives. In the last decade, Latin America has shown tremendous growth supported by the strong macroeconomic reforms implemented during the 1990s. continue reading »

Brazil Loses 1600 Prisoners After Letting Them Leave for the Holidays & Expecting Their Return

Brazil Loses 1600 Prisoners After Letting Them Leave for the Holidays & Expecting Their Return

Nearly 1,600 Brazilian inmates who received holiday furloughs have not returned to their prisons, the state-run Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday. The number represents 5.93 percent of the 26,486 prisoners who were g continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spanish oil major Repsol has begun commercial production at the pre-salt Sapinhoa "megafield" after connecting a producing well to an FPSO with the capacity to extract 120,000 barrels of oil per day. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Reporter Gunned Down Outside His House

Latin America News: Brazilian Reporter Gunned Down Outside His House

Brazilian journalist Renato Machado Goncalves was shot and killed outside his home in this metropolis, the radio station he partly owned reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Prostitutes Work on Language Skills in Preperation for 2014 World Cup

Brazilian Prostitutes Work on Language Skills in Preperation for 2014 World Cup

An association of prostitutes said Tuesday that it is offering its members free language courses in preparation for the expected influx of international clients nex continue reading »

Former Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Moving to UK to Study Advertising

Former Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Moving to UK to Study Advertising

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo is heading to London to study advertising. The 36-year-old who once played for Real Madrid continue reading »

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Some 35,000 people live in areas of Rio de Janeiro state that are prone to mudslides and other natural disasters as a result of heavy rains, an official report published Monday in the Brazilian daily O Globo said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil Auto Production Down by 1.9% in 2012

Latin America News:  Brazil Auto Production Down by 1.9% in 2012

Vehicle production in Brazil came in at 3.34 million units last year, down from 3.4 million in 2011 and the first annual decline since 2009, the Anfavea industry association said Monday. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Cat Used to Smuggle Items Into Prison

BRAZIL: Cat Used to Smuggle Items Into Prison

Guards at a Brazilian prison recently nabbed a purring accomplice to what was likely an attempted prison escape. On New Year’s Eve, guards at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca continue reading »

Death Toll of Bar Shooting in Brazil Rises to 7

Death Toll of Bar Shooting in Brazil Rises to 7

The death toll from the massacre at a bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, has risen to seven, with the evidence pointing to the possible role of police officers in the crime, officials said. continue reading »

Assailants Attack Bar in Brazil, Killing 6

Assailants Attack Bar in Brazil, Killing 6

A group of unknown assailants killed six people early Saturday at a bar in Sao Paulo, an incident that comes amid a recent wave of violence in Brazil's largest metropolis. continue reading »

Boeing, University of Sao Paulo Establish Scientific Partnership

Boeing, University of Sao Paulo Establish Scientific Partnership

U.S. aerospace and defense multinational Boeing and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most prestigious, have signed a scientific cooperation accord on technology projects in the areas of crowd behavior modeling and visual analytics. continue reading »