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Latin America News:  11 Die in Truck-Bus Crash in Brazil

Latin America News:  11 Die in Truck-Bus Crash in Brazil

Eleven people died and four others were injured on Sunday in the head-on collision of a truck with a microbus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian poet Ledo Ivo, a well-known figure in Brazilian letters, died early Sunday from a heart attack in the Spanish city of Seville, where he had intended to spend Christmas. He was 88. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

Carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere as a result of Amazon deforestation dropped to 352 million tons this year, or 16 percent less than in 2011, Brazil's state-run National Space Research Institute, or INPE, said. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Brazilian-Mexican consortium Braskem-Idesa said it has reached a $3.2 billion financing deal for its Ethylene XXI petrochemical project in Mexico. continue reading »

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

At least eight people died when the wall of an old factory undergoing restoration work collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Sorocaba, officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it found oil in a well in the upper basin of the Magdalena River in Colombia's Tolima province. continue reading »

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Brewer Hijos de Rivera is studying the possibility of producing its Estrella Galicia beer in Brazil, a move that would mark the first time that the beverage is made outside the firm's brewery in the northwestern Spanish city of La Coruña, executives said Wednesday. continue reading »

Gap Announced PLan to Open First Store in Brazil

Gap Announced PLan to Open First Store in Brazil

Tuesday, Gap Inc. announced plans for the first stand-alone Gap stores in Brazil as part of the company’s continuing global expansion strategy. Gap Inc. signed an agreement with Tudo Bom Comércio Ltda. for the planned opening of the first stores in the fall of 2013. continue reading »

Donald Trump to Build Trump Towers Complex in Rio de Janeiro

Donald Trump to Build Trump Towers Complex in Rio de Janeiro

U.S. magnate Donald Trump will invest in the construction of a residential and office complex in the run-down port zone of Brazil's second-largest city, his business conglomerate announced Tuesday. continue reading »

“IPHONE” Launched in Brazil, Manufacturer Says He Owns Name

“IPHONE” Launched in Brazil, Manufacturer Says He Owns Name

The Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Eletronica on Tuesday launched a line of smartphones it is calling the "IPHONE," claiming that it owns the intellectual property rights to that name in this country. continue reading »

Latin American News: Divorce Rate in Brazil Hits Record High

Latin American News: Divorce Rate in Brazil Hits Record High

Brazil had a record-setting 351,153 divorces in 2011, 45.6 percent more than in 2010 and the most since the annual statistic began to be kept in 1984, the government said Monday. continue reading »

IACHR Calls On LatAm to Stand Up for LGBTI Persons

IACHR Calls On LatAm to Stand Up for LGBTI Persons

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reiterates its deep concern on the homophobic, lesbophobic and transphobic violence in the region and urges States to adopt urgent measures to prevent homicides and acts of violence against lesbians, gays, and bisexual, trans and intersex persons (LGBTI), and against other persons perceived as such. continue reading »

Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The leaders of Russia and Brazil, two giants of the world economy seeking a more powerful global role, sealed a strategic cooperation pact Friday to promote their interests jointly in a multipolar world. continue reading »