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Vigilantes Kill Woman in Brazil Suspected of Kidnapping Babies

Vigilantes Kill Woman in Brazil Suspected of Kidnapping Babies

A woman beaten by a mob who accused her of kidnapping a child died Monday at a hospital in the southeastern Brazilian city of Guaruja. continue reading »

600# Lion Stolen From Shelter Found Safe and Sound in Brazil

600# Lion Stolen From Shelter Found Safe and Sound in Brazil

The lion stolen last week from an animal shelter in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo was found 500 kilometers (310 miles) away in Maringa, a town in Parana state, police said. The 9-year-old lion, which was stolen last Thursday, was discovered at the preserve run by his former owner, Ary Marcos, who ordered the big cat taken because he considered himself responsible for the animal, police said. continue reading »

Brazil Invites Investors to Bid on 4G Expansion

Brazil Invites Investors to Bid on 4G Expansion

Brazil's government wants to get foreign companies to bid in the next wireless 4G auction in an effort to increase competition, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said. The auction of 700 MHz spectrum is scheduled for August and the government expects it will generate between $3.15 billion and $3.6 billion, Silva said. continue reading »

Protesting Continue in Brazil’s Shantytowns, Buses Burned

Protesting Continue in Brazil’s Shantytowns, Buses Burned

One person was hit by a bullet and nine buses were burned in a second night of protests by residents of slums here in Brazil's second-largest city, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Analysts Rise Growth Forecast for Brazilian Economy

Analysts Rise Growth Forecast for Brazilian Economy

Private sector analysts have revised their 2014 growth forecasts for Brazil's economy upward to 1.65 percent from 1.63 percent last week, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Prison Riot in Brazil Leaves 5 Dead

Prison Riot in Brazil Leaves 5 Dead

At least five inmates died and another eight were injured during a riot in the Eunapolis prison in Brazil's Bahia state, authorities reported. continue reading »

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

The northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador suffered 21 murders in a 24-hour period amid a strike by Bahia state police, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

French automaker Renault announced that it will invest 500 million reais ($222 million) over the next five years in the production of two new models at it plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais in the southern Brazilian state of Parana. continue reading »

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

A violent gang of gunmen who have been terrorizing a community of Brazilian Indians since they returned to their ancestral land has been caught on video. The gang is believed to be employed by the rancher occupying the Guarani Indians’ land, which was seized from them in the 1970s, and cleared for ranching. continue reading »

Nissan Unveils New Complex in Southern Brazil

Nissan Unveils New Complex in Southern Brazil

Nissan's top executives came to the southeastern Brazilian city of Resende on Tuesday to inaugurate a complex designed to turn out 200,000 vehicles and engines per year. continue reading »

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

A group of Guarani Indians that two months ago occupied ancestral lands in the southern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is being threatened by gunmen working for big landowners, Survival International said Tuesday. continue reading »

REPORT: 39 Percent of all Brazilian Children Obese or Overweight

REPORT: 39 Percent of all Brazilian Children Obese or Overweight

Thirty-nine percent of Brazilian children are either obese or overweight, a 1,000 percent increase over the past 40 years, Brazilian researcher and physician Victor Rodriguez Matsudo, one of the authors of the International Study of Child Obesity being carried out in several countries, said Monday. continue reading »

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

The first slaying in military action at a Rio de Janeiro shantytown complex known as Mare, which was occupied last week by the army, sparked protests by locals who said the victim was a worker with no ties to any criminal groups. continue reading »

Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

The Brazilian city of Aguas de Sao Pedro, in central Sao Paulo state, became the first municipality in the country totally wired with optical fiber as part of a "digital city" project aiming to modernize and digitize public services. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Turns Over Documents in Corruption Probe

Brazil’s Petrobras Turns Over Documents in Corruption Probe

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras turned over documents to Federal Police investigators carrying out a corruption probe, officials said. continue reading »