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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 »

New Documentary Shares Brazilian Artist Bel Borba With the World (VIDEO)

New Documentary Shares Brazilian Artist Bel Borba With the World (VIDEO)

Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous public artworks created by the artist Bel Borba. Known as “The People’s Picasso,” this eclectic artist represents a rarely seen s continue reading »

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

An Italian member of the European Union's diplomatic corps was the victim of an "express kidnapping" in Brasilia, a crime that has become commonplace in the Brazilian capital, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

In the second annual Miss Bum Bum competition, one woman from each Brazil's states, 27 contestants, competes to win the title of best bum in Brazil. continue reading »

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

The controversial photo montage in the Brazilian sports magazine “Placar” of Neymar, a rising star of Brazilian football, has been labeled “shameful and disgraceful” ,according to the Agenzia Fides, by the Bishops of Brazil. continue reading »

Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

A Brazilian beauty pageant contestant has reportedly confessed to hiring her boyfriend to kill a competitor who won the southeast Brazil contest and a role in a music video. continue reading »

“Queen of Brazilian TV” Hebe Camargo Passes Away, Age 83

“Queen of Brazilian TV” Hebe Camargo Passes Away, Age 83

Television host and singer Hebe Camargo, called by many the "Queen of Brazilian Television," died in Sao Paulo of a heart attack after a two-year battle with peritoneal cancer, the SBT network reported. She was 83. continue reading »

Multiple Car Accident in Southern Brazil Kills 9

Multiple Car Accident in Southern Brazil Kills 9

At least nine people died and another was injured in a collision of two private vehicles in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the regional fire department said on Saturday. continue reading »

Petrobras Looking to Overturn Ban on Transocean, Chevron in Brazil

Petrobras Looking to Overturn Ban on Transocean, Chevron in Brazil

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has taken legal action to suspend a court order barring U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and drilling contractor Transocean from operating in the South American country because of an oil spill. continue reading »

Chevron Pays $17 Million Fine for Oil Spill in Brazil

Chevron Pays $17 Million Fine for Oil Spill in Brazil

U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. said it has paid the 35.1 million reais ($17 million) fine imposed by Brazil's ANP regulator for an oil spill last November. continue reading »

Head of Google Brazil Arrested for Refusing to Remove Political Videos

Head of Google Brazil Arrested for Refusing to Remove Political Videos

The head of Google's Brazilian operations, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, was arrested here Wednesday for failing to remove from the Internet several videos deemed slanderous by a Brazilian electoral court. The Regional Electoral Court in the western state of Mato Grosso do Sul ordered the arrest, the Federal Police said in a communique. continue reading »

Top Google Brazil Exec Arrested For Not Removing Slanderous Videos

Top Google Brazil Exec Arrested For Not Removing Slanderous Videos

The head of Google's Brazilian operations, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, was arrested here Wednesday for failing to remove from the Internet several videos deemed slanderous by a Brazilian electoral court. continue reading »

Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

An electoral court in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul upheld the detention order for Google's top executive in the South American country for having disobeyed the order to withdraw videos deemed slanderous. continue reading »

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

The coral reefs of northeastern Brazil have been reduced in size by some 80 percent over the past 50 years due to abusive extraction and pollution from urban and industrial sources, a new report says. continue reading »