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Qatari Company Acquires Shell’s Stake in Brazilian Offshore Field

Qatari Company Acquires Shell’s Stake in Brazilian Offshore Field

The Brazilian unit of Anglo-Dutch oil supermajor Shell said Wednesday it was selling its 23 percent stake in Brazil's Parque das Conchas offshore field to Qatar Petroleum International for about $1 billion. continue reading »

Truck Hits Pedestrian Bridge Killing 4 in Brazil

Truck Hits Pedestrian Bridge Killing 4 in Brazil

At least four people were killed and four others injured when a truck hit a pedestrian bridge Tuesday on a major highway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the fire department said. continue reading »

World Cup Protester Shot by Brazil Police

World Cup Protester Shot by Brazil Police

A man was shot and wounded by police during a protest against the World Cup in Sao Paulo, a Brazilian police spokesman told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

2 Men Convicted of Felisburgo Massacre in Brazil

2 Men Convicted of Felisburgo Massacre in Brazil

A Brazilian court on Friday convicted two men for the murders of five squatters in a 2004 incident known as the Felisburgo Massacre. continue reading »

Brazilian Homeless Movement Takes a Stand for Basic Services

Brazilian Homeless Movement Takes a Stand for Basic Services

Some 8,000 members of Brazil's MTST homeless movement took to the streets of their country's largest city on Wednesday to demand that basic services be provided to their shantytown - or "favela" - on the south side of Sao Paulo. continue reading »

Lula’s Beard is Back After Beating Cancer

Lula’s Beard is Back After Beating Cancer

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared in public with a beard for the first time since he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx in 2011, which forced him to shave it off. continue reading »

Brazil Police Bonuses Tied to Murder Rate Reduction

Brazil Police Bonuses Tied to Murder Rate Reduction

Police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo will receive a bonus if they manage to reduce homicides by 7 percent during the first quarter of this year, Gov. Geraldo Alckmin said Monday. continue reading »

Nightclub Shooting in Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Nightclub Shooting in Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed and three others were wounded early Saturday at a nightclub in the central Brazilian city of Goiania, authorities said. continue reading »

Rains in Sao Paulo Cause 22 Deaths

Rains in Sao Paulo Cause 22 Deaths

The number of fatalities caused by the torrential rains last week in the Brazilian municipality of Itaoca in Sao Paulo state climbed to 22, while another five people are still missing, authorities said. continue reading »

Christ the Redeemer Struck by Lightning in Rio, Finger Breaks Off

Christ the Redeemer Struck by Lightning in Rio, Finger Breaks Off

Lightning struck the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's most iconic monument, and broke a finger off its right hand, the Rio archdiocese, which cares for the sculpture, told Efe. continue reading »

Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

Fran came to Brazil from Seville in 2011 to complete his degree in computer engineering and, given the possibilities Rio de Janeiro offers, decided to stay. Like him, many other Spaniards have come to find opportunities in Brazil that their own country doesn't offer them. continue reading »

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Construction of a new bridge over the Parana River, which forms a natural boundary between Brazil and Paraguay, will begin after June once the bidding process has concluded, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga said. continue reading »

Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

Brazilian state-owned telecom provider Telebras on Wednesday announced plans to form a joint venture with Spain's IslaLink Submarine Cables to lay and operate an undersea cable linking Brazil and Europe, with work set to begin in the first half of this year. continue reading »

Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

The crisis affecting prisons, although particularly bad in the impoverished state of Maranhão, is also being felt - and has led to a large number of deaths - in the richer areas of Brazil, including the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, O Globo newspaper said Wednesday. continue reading »

2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

The Brazilian Education Ministry withdrew Tuesday the operating licenses from two private universities in Rio de Janeiro for their low academic standards and serious financial problems. continue reading »