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Convicted Defendant Accuses Former Brazilian President Lula of Corruption

Convicted Defendant Accuses Former Brazilian President Lula of Corruption

A major corruption case unfolding before Brazil's Supreme Court once again cast a shadow over President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accused by one of the convicted defendants of having been behind it all and of personally profiting from it. continue reading »

Brazilian Street Artist Chosen to Design Madonna Album Cover Art

Brazilian Street Artist Chosen to Design Madonna Album Cover Art

Choosing from 30 artists, Madonna has selected street artist Simone Sapienza to design the cover of her upcoming “Superstar” remix album. The work of the 40-year-old continue reading »

Latin American Economy Expected to See More Growth in 2013

Latin American Economy Expected to See More Growth in 2013

The Latin American economy will close out 2012 with growth of 3.1 percent, down from 4.3 percent last year, but it will experience a rebound next year to 3.8 percent, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Laid to Rest Song and Prayer

Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Laid to Rest Song and Prayer

Acclaimed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died this week just 10 days shy of his 105th birthday, was laid to rest Friday in his native Rio de Janeiro amid cheers, prayers and song. continue reading »

Brazil Honors Architect Oscar Niemeyer With Tribute at Presidential Palace

Brazil Honors Architect Oscar Niemeyer With Tribute at Presidential Palace

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received with honors at the Planalto Palace on Thursday the mortal remains of architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of Brasilia's great creative geniuses, who died this week at the age of 104. continue reading »

Brazilian Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Tomy Brady Welcome Baby Girl

Brazilian Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Tomy Brady Welcome Baby Girl

On Friday, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen announced via Facebook that she and husband Tom Brady welcomed their second child together. The new baby, Vivian Lake, makes two c continue reading »

Brazil Earmarks Nearly $26 Billion for Port Modernization

Brazil Earmarks Nearly $26 Billion for Port Modernization

Brazil's government on Thursday unveiled plans to invest 54.2 billion reais ($25.8 billion) over the next four years to modernize the country's ports. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Latin America’s Greatest Architects, Oscar Niemeyer, Dies

UPDATE:  One of Latin America’s Greatest Architects, Oscar Niemeyer, Dies

Celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died Wednesday at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, doctors said. He was 104. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Deep-water Oil Find in Brazil

Petrobras Announces Deep-water Oil Find in Brazil

State-controlled oil company Petrobras on Wednesday announced a new light oil find in ultra-deep waters off Brazil's northeastern coast. continue reading »

Famed Architect Oscar Niemeyer, 104, in Grave Condition in Brazil

Famed Architect Oscar Niemeyer, 104, in Grave Condition in Brazil

Centenarian Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is in grave condition, doctors at Rio's Samaritan Hospital said Wednesday. The 104-year-old father of modern architecture in Brazil continue reading »

Brazilian Operation Arrests 59 Cops For Ties To Drug Organization

Brazilian Operation Arrests 59 Cops For Ties To Drug Organization

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday arrested 59 police officers accused of ties to drug-trafficking organizations based in this metropolis. continue reading »

Brazil Lights World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

Brazil Lights World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro during an event that featured lights, music and fireworks. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her veto power to exclude existing contracts from a bill to more widely distribute oil royalties, officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Saw Growth in 3rd Quarter, Below Gov’t Expectations

Brazilian Economy Saw Growth in 3rd Quarter, Below Gov’t Expectations

Brazil's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three-month period, well below the government's forecasts, the IBGE statistics agency said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Mother Secretly Raises Daughter as Boy for Two Years

Brazilian Mother Secretly Raises Daughter as Boy for Two Years

It was recently revealed that a mother in Brazil raised her daughter as a boy for the first two years of her life. When the baby was born, the mother named her Samuel and even manag continue reading »