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Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

At least eight people died when the wall of an old factory undergoing restoration work collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Sorocaba, officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it found oil in a well in the upper basin of the Magdalena River in Colombia's Tolima province. continue reading »

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Spain’s Looking to Brew Estrella Galicia Beer in Brazil

Brewer Hijos de Rivera is studying the possibility of producing its Estrella Galicia beer in Brazil, a move that would mark the first time that the beverage is made outside the firm's brewery in the northwestern Spanish city of La Coruña, executives said Wednesday. continue reading »

Gap Announced PLan to Open First Store in Brazil

Gap Announced PLan to Open First Store in Brazil

Tuesday, Gap Inc. announced plans for the first stand-alone Gap stores in Brazil as part of the company’s continuing global expansion strategy. Gap Inc. signed an agreement with Tudo Bom Comércio Ltda. for the planned opening of the first stores in the fall of 2013. continue reading »

Donald Trump to Build Trump Towers Complex in Rio de Janeiro

Donald Trump to Build Trump Towers Complex in Rio de Janeiro

U.S. magnate Donald Trump will invest in the construction of a residential and office complex in the run-down port zone of Brazil's second-largest city, his business conglomerate announced Tuesday. continue reading »

“IPHONE” Launched in Brazil, Manufacturer Says He Owns Name

“IPHONE” Launched in Brazil, Manufacturer Says He Owns Name

The Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Eletronica on Tuesday launched a line of smartphones it is calling the "IPHONE," claiming that it owns the intellectual property rights to that name in this country. continue reading »

Latin American News: Divorce Rate in Brazil Hits Record High

Latin American News: Divorce Rate in Brazil Hits Record High

Brazil had a record-setting 351,153 divorces in 2011, 45.6 percent more than in 2010 and the most since the annual statistic began to be kept in 1984, the government said Monday. continue reading »

IACHR Calls On LatAm to Stand Up for LGBTI Persons

IACHR Calls On LatAm to Stand Up for LGBTI Persons

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reiterates its deep concern on the homophobic, lesbophobic and transphobic violence in the region and urges States to adopt urgent measures to prevent homicides and acts of violence against lesbians, gays, and bisexual, trans and intersex persons (LGBTI), and against other persons perceived as such. continue reading »

Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The leaders of Russia and Brazil, two giants of the world economy seeking a more powerful global role, sealed a strategic cooperation pact Friday to promote their interests jointly in a multipolar world. continue reading »

Violence Responsible for 45 Percent of Teen Deaths in Brazil

Violence Responsible for 45 Percent of Teen Deaths in Brazil

Homicide is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Brazil, where three of every 1,000 teens will be murdered before reaching 19, a report released here Thursday says. continue reading »

Brazil is Home to the ‘Love Motel’ for Pets

Brazil is Home to the ‘Love Motel’ for Pets

‘I like to give her everything I can,’ Leonardo Felipe da Silva recently told CNN. ‘A lot of people think it's too much, but I think she deserves it.’ If you’re thinking these are the words of a man devotedly spe continue reading »

2012: The Year According to Google Searches

2012: The Year According to Google Searches

Just like Bing and Yahoo!, Google has released its lists of the world’s most searched people, songs, films, shows and news of 2012. Surprisingly, three Brazilian telenovelas and their version of Big Brother made the list of trending TV Shows. continue reading »

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 »