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Latin America News: Suspected ETA Guerilla Member Arrested in Brazil

Latin America News: Suspected ETA Guerilla Member Arrested in Brazil

The suspected member of the Basque terrorist group ETA who was detained here Friday raised the possibility of seeking political asylum in Brazil, police said. continue reading »

New Energy Grid Will Eliminate Electricity Rationing in Brazil

New Energy Grid Will Eliminate Electricity Rationing in Brazil

Brazil's MPX Energia power company, controlled by billionaire Eike Batista, will soon add 680 MW to Brazil's energy grid with two new thermoelectric power plants and allow the government to avoid electricity rationing, the magnate said. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Brazilian Couple Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Immigration News:  Brazilian Couple Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Two Brazilian nationals pleaded guilty yesterday in Miami to smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit. continue reading »

Spanish Retailer Mango Closing Its Last Store in Brazil

Spanish Retailer Mango Closing Its Last Store in Brazil

The closure of the last store operated by the Spanish fashion firm Mango in Brazil, scheduled for next week, is a "fact," continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazil’s Petrobras to Buy $500M in GE Equipment

Latin America News: Brazil’s Petrobras to Buy $500M in GE Equipment

GE Oil & Gas, a unit of U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co., said Tuesday it won a $500 million contract to provide Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras with turbomachinery equipment and services for deepwater oil production. continue reading »

Japan’s Kirin Beer Expected to Expand Its Presence in Brazil

Japan’s Kirin Beer Expected to Expand Its Presence in Brazil

The Brazilian unit of Japan's Kirin wants to increase its market share in this South American country via organic growth of its brands, such as Devassa beer, company executives said. continue reading »

Kim Karadashian and Kanye West Invited to Appear at Rio’s Carnival

Kim Karadashian and Kanye West Invited to Appear at Rio’s Carnival

The Brazilian brewery Devassa is negotiating with U.S. television star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, to attend the Rio de Janeiro Carnival as guests, company representatives said. continue reading »

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 »