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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 »

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras announced a new oil discovery in ultra-deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Brazil's average annual economic growth rate between 2011 and 2013 will be the lowest of all Latin American countries, according to analysis published Thursday by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. continue reading »

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

It seems another young woman is looking to auction off her virginity, and this one is Brazilian as well. Looking to assist in paying her ailing mother's medical bills after suffering a stroke recently, continue reading »

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

According to police a young woman onboard a flight from Brazil to Texas died mid-flight. The American Airlines flight had departed Sao Paolo, Brazil just after 1a.m. on continue reading »

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

Brazil greeted the New Year with massively attended festivities in its principal cities, the standout being the celebration on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach attended by close to 2.3 million people. continue reading »

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

Crowds of Brazilians were getting ready to greet 2013 on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with floral offerings to Yemanja, the "orisha" or divinity of the seas in Afro-Brazilian religions. continue reading »

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

The group of thieves who dynamited the doors and safes of a jewelry factory freed nine people they had held hostage for 20 hours in southern Brazil, police said. continue reading »

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

On Friday, Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alvez welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Livingston. Alvez, 30, who was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Just two months ago, Brazilian Catarina Migliorini made headlines across the world when it was discovered she was auctioning off her virginity, allegedly for charity. continue reading »