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Latin America News: Brazilian President Cuts Electric Rates by 32% for Businesses, 18% for Homeowner

Latin America News: Brazilian President Cuts Electric Rates by 32% for Businesses, 18% for Homeowner

Brazil's electric rates are being cut new rates, which took effect on Thursday, are 18 percent lower for residential customers and up to 32 percent lower for business customers continue reading »

Brazilian Police Officer Fired After Angry Tweets

Brazilian Police Officer Fired After Angry Tweets

A police inspector in Brazil was recently fired for comments he made on Twitter regarding woman who worked for him. On Monday, Inspector Pedro Paulo Pinho of Rio de Janeiro was angered when he disc continue reading »

Twitter Opens Office in Social Network-Crazed Brazil

Twitter Opens Office in Social Network-Crazed Brazil

Without even setting foot in Brazil, Twitter attracted 40 million subscribers in this social network-obsessed nation. Now the U.S. company is planning to open an office in Sao Paulo to cash in on that growth in a bustling market where rival Facebook has already set up shop. continue reading »

Brazil’s Solidarium Website Brings Small Community Retailers into World Market

Brazil’s Solidarium Website Brings Small Community Retailers into World Market

Coming from different regions, these artists will be able to show that their works genuinely deserve our deepest admiration. continue reading »

Study: Crime Has Dramatic Impact on Women and Youth in Latin America

Study: Crime Has Dramatic Impact on Women and Youth in Latin America

Crime and violence have had a dramatic impact on women, youth and the economic well-being of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to several studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Tired of Being Single? Brazilian Company Will Be Your Girlfriend Online for a Fee

Tired of Being Single? Brazilian Company Will Be Your Girlfriend Online for a Fee

It would seem not everyone is okay being single, or rather, with everyone knowing they're single. So for those that wish they had a girlfriend to show off on Facebook and continue reading »

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Human rights organization Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe in Brazil, Earth’s most threatened tribe.The advert, entitled ‘Stop Complaining, and put your problems in perspective’ was designed by Tribe Global. continue reading »

Banco Santander’s Emilio Botin Says He’s Only Looking to Buy in Brazil, Not Sell

Banco Santander’s Emilio Botin Says He’s Only Looking to Buy in Brazil, Not Sell

Banco Santander chairman Emilio Botin denied Tuesday that he is selling his company's assets in Brazil and said his bank is only interested in "buying" in the continue reading »

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiations aimed at bringing Brazilian midfielder Kaka back to AC Milan from Real Madrid have ended in failure, the Italian club's chief executive said Monday. continue reading »

Latin America News: City in Brazil Sees Over 9,000 Cases of Dengue Since Beginning of Year

Latin America News: City in Brazil Sees Over 9,000 Cases of Dengue Since Beginning of Year

Municipal authorities in Campo Grande, the capital of the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on Monday declared a health emergency due to a serious outbreak of dengue fever. continue reading »

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

A group of 30 students from Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo completed a two-week course Saturday in Brazil focused on future energy-generation challenges. continue reading »

Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro Talks About Acting with Schwarzenegger in ‘The Last Stand’

Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro Talks About Acting with Schwarzenegger in ‘The Last Stand’

Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, part of the cast of the new Arnold Schwarzenegger film "The Last Stand," said that in the action scenes it was the world-famous "Terminator" character who protected him. continue reading »

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 »