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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 »

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

Crowds of Brazilians were getting ready to greet 2013 on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with floral offerings to Yemanja, the "orisha" or divinity of the seas in Afro-Brazilian religions. continue reading »

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

The group of thieves who dynamited the doors and safes of a jewelry factory freed nine people they had held hostage for 20 hours in southern Brazil, police said. continue reading »

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

On Friday, Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alvez welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Livingston. Alvez, 30, who was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Just two months ago, Brazilian Catarina Migliorini made headlines across the world when it was discovered she was auctioning off her virginity, allegedly for charity. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Set for 3rd Nuclear Power Plant

Latin America News: Brazilian Set for 3rd Nuclear Power Plant

Brazilian state-owned utility Eletrobras said Thursday that it secured an additional 3.8 billion reais ($1.85 billion) in financing for its third nuclear-power plant, Angra 3. continue reading »

Stevie Wonder, Gilberto Gil Perform for 400,000 in Brazil (VIDEO)

Stevie Wonder, Gilberto Gil Perform for 400,000 in Brazil (VIDEO)

American pop star Stevie Wonder and Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil filled Copacabana Beach with music during a seaside concert that attracted some 400,000 people, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Burger Chain Selling Edible Wrappers (VIDEO)

Brazilian Burger Chain Selling Edible Wrappers (VIDEO)

It's happened to most, you're eating a burger and without noticing you bite/rip off a piece of the burger's wrapper. Well it seems a Brazilian burger chain has a plan to have you worrying less about eating the paper. continue reading »

Latin America News:  11 Die in Truck-Bus Crash in Brazil

Latin America News:  11 Die in Truck-Bus Crash in Brazil

Eleven people died and four others were injured on Sunday in the head-on collision of a truck with a microbus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian poet Ledo Ivo, a well-known figure in Brazilian letters, died early Sunday from a heart attack in the Spanish city of Seville, where he had intended to spend Christmas. He was 88. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

Carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere as a result of Amazon deforestation dropped to 352 million tons this year, or 16 percent less than in 2011, Brazil's state-run National Space Research Institute, or INPE, said. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »