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500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

Some 500 Brazilians have been the victims of people trafficking networks since 2005 and the main destinations of these criminal groups operating in the country are The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Ministry. continue reading »

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

A crash involving two buses and a pick-up truck injured 61 people Tuesday in the populous western section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support the efforts of Movimento Todos Pela Educação (All for Education Movement), a broad-based Brazilian civil society organization to ensure universal access continue reading »

Shootout in Rio’s Favelas Between Drug Traffickers and Brazilian Police Leave 5 Dead

Shootout in Rio’s Favelas Between Drug Traffickers and Brazilian Police Leave 5 Dead

At least five suspected drug traffickers died Saturday in a shootout with police who were getting ready for this Sunday's occupation of two huge "favelas," or shantytowns, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro controlled by drug trafficking gangs, officials said. continue reading »

What if Residents of the Amazon Were Able to Charge Cells Phones With Solar Energy?

What if Residents of the Amazon Were Able to Charge Cells Phones With Solar Energy?

“What if rainforest residents could charge cell phones in the Amazon?” This is one question that is being answered thanks to donations received on the website Kickstarter. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Elderly Woman Dies After Soup Injected into Vein Instead of Feeding Tube

BRAZIL: Elderly Woman Dies After Soup Injected into Vein Instead of Feeding Tube

The family of an elderly Brazilian woman have filed a lawsuit against the hospital they say is responsible for her death after one of the nursing technicians injected soup into continue reading »

Brazilian Politician Resigns After Corruption Conviction

Brazilian Politician Resigns After Corruption Conviction

The former chairman of Brazil's ruling Workers Party resigned on Wednesday as special adviser to the Defense Ministry after his conviction on corruption charges. continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Running for City Council Allegedly Traded Cocaine for Votes

Brazilian Woman Running for City Council Allegedly Traded Cocaine for Votes

Police in Brazil say a woman running for political office was using cocaine to encourage people to vote for her. Carme Cristina da Silva Lima was running for a city councilor position in the Amazonas city of Itacoatiara. continue reading »

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday the launch of a vast operation along its borders with Bolivia and Peru, in which 7,500 soldiers will carry out combat missions for two weeks against drug trafficking and other criminal activities. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil to Discuss Economic Partnerships

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil to Discuss Economic Partnerships

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Brasilia and Recife, Brazil October 9-11, 2012. continue reading »

US Insurance Giant to Buy Brazil’s Largest Health Insurer for $4.9 Billion

US Insurance Giant to Buy Brazil’s Largest Health Insurer for $4.9 Billion

UnitedHealth Group Inc plans to buy 90 percent of Brazil's largest health insurer, Amil Participacoes SA, for roughly $4.9 billion, the companies said Monday. continue reading »

7 Shipwrecked Brazilian Fisherman Reach Land After Swimming For 3 Days

7 Shipwrecked Brazilian Fisherman Reach Land After Swimming For 3 Days

Seven Brazilian fishermen were rescued alive Saturday after swimming for almost three days in the ocean following their shipwreck on Wednesday night, from which another two are still missing, officials said. continue reading »

Nickelodeon Slimes Brazil’s Top Entertainers at “Meus Premios Nick”

Nickelodeon Slimes Brazil’s Top Entertainers at “Meus Premios Nick”

The country's biggest kids' award ceremony, Meus Premios Nick (MPN), culminated this week at Sao Paulo's Credicard Hall. Approximately 5.5k kids, teens and their families attended the event to see their favorite celebrities and find out who the winners of this year's show were. Meus Premios Nick will premiere on Nickelodeon Brazil on October 18th at 7pm. continue reading »

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Blockades Railway in Protest

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Blockades Railway in Protest

A protest involving Earth’s most threatened tribe, the Awá, has forced the world’s largest iron ore mine to suspend operations along its main railway line. continue reading »

20-Year-Old Brazilian Auctioning Off her Virginity for Charity-  Well at Least 10%

20-Year-Old Brazilian Auctioning Off her Virginity for Charity-  Well at Least 10%

Catarina Migliorini, 20, is set to donate the money — currently standing at 160,000 dollars — into a NGO that will construct modern houses in her southern home state of Santa Catarina, the New York Daily News reported. The physical education student has rejected the claims that she is a prostitute. She said that she still believed in love, but in this initiative she saw the opportunity to make a positive difference to the world. continue reading »