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Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spanish oil major Repsol has begun commercial production at the pre-salt Sapinhoa "megafield" after connecting a producing well to an FPSO with the capacity to extract 120,000 barrels of oil per day. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Reporter Gunned Down Outside His House

Latin America News: Brazilian Reporter Gunned Down Outside His House

Brazilian journalist Renato Machado Goncalves was shot and killed outside his home in this metropolis, the radio station he partly owned reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Prostitutes Work on Language Skills in Preperation for 2014 World Cup

Brazilian Prostitutes Work on Language Skills in Preperation for 2014 World Cup

An association of prostitutes said Tuesday that it is offering its members free language courses in preparation for the expected influx of international clients nex continue reading »

Former Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Moving to UK to Study Advertising

Former Brazilian Footballer Ronaldo Moving to UK to Study Advertising

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo is heading to London to study advertising. The 36-year-old who once played for Real Madrid continue reading »

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Latin America News: 35,000 Live in “High Risk Areas” of Rio de Janeiro

Some 35,000 people live in areas of Rio de Janeiro state that are prone to mudslides and other natural disasters as a result of heavy rains, an official report published Monday in the Brazilian daily O Globo said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil Auto Production Down by 1.9% in 2012

Latin America News:  Brazil Auto Production Down by 1.9% in 2012

Vehicle production in Brazil came in at 3.34 million units last year, down from 3.4 million in 2011 and the first annual decline since 2009, the Anfavea industry association said Monday. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Cat Used to Smuggle Items Into Prison

BRAZIL: Cat Used to Smuggle Items Into Prison

Guards at a Brazilian prison recently nabbed a purring accomplice to what was likely an attempted prison escape. On New Year’s Eve, guards at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca continue reading »

Death Toll of Bar Shooting in Brazil Rises to 7

Death Toll of Bar Shooting in Brazil Rises to 7

The death toll from the massacre at a bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, has risen to seven, with the evidence pointing to the possible role of police officers in the crime, officials said. continue reading »

Assailants Attack Bar in Brazil, Killing 6

Assailants Attack Bar in Brazil, Killing 6

A group of unknown assailants killed six people early Saturday at a bar in Sao Paulo, an incident that comes amid a recent wave of violence in Brazil's largest metropolis. continue reading »

Boeing, University of Sao Paulo Establish Scientific Partnership

Boeing, University of Sao Paulo Establish Scientific Partnership

U.S. aerospace and defense multinational Boeing and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most prestigious, have signed a scientific cooperation accord on technology projects in the areas of crowd behavior modeling and visual analytics. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras announced a new oil discovery in ultra-deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Brazil's average annual economic growth rate between 2011 and 2013 will be the lowest of all Latin American countries, according to analysis published Thursday by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. continue reading »

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

It seems another young woman is looking to auction off her virginity, and this one is Brazilian as well. Looking to assist in paying her ailing mother's medical bills after suffering a stroke recently, continue reading »

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

According to police a young woman onboard a flight from Brazil to Texas died mid-flight. The American Airlines flight had departed Sao Paolo, Brazil just after 1a.m. on continue reading »

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

Brazil greeted the New Year with massively attended festivities in its principal cities, the standout being the celebration on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach attended by close to 2.3 million people. continue reading »