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IBM Partners with Brazil’s Richest Man to Build Semiconductor Factory

IBM Partners with Brazil’s Richest Man to Build Semiconductor Factory

Brazilian authorities announced Monday the construction of a semiconductor factory costing 1 billion reais ($500 million) that will have among its partners IBM and Eike Batista, Brazil's richest man. continue reading »

Madonna Reserves Entire Rio Hotel While on Tour in Brazil

Madonna Reserves Entire Rio Hotel While on Tour in Brazil

Singer Madonna, who will appear in Rio de Janeiro on her MDNA world tour, has reserved an entire hotel for herself and her team, the online edition of the daily O Globo said Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

A Friday night crash claimed the life of three fraternity brothers after their plane struck a pickup truck shortly before takeoff. Those killed, David Cheney, 22; William “BJ” Hannigan III, 24; and Marcelo Rugini, 24; knew continue reading »

Bloody Weekend in Sao Paulo - 10 Reported Dead So Far

Bloody Weekend in Sao Paulo - 10 Reported Dead So Far

At least two more people were shot to death in Greater Sao Paolo in the past 24 hours, bringing to 10 the number of murders committed here since Friday night, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Confidence in a country's economy "is not built solely on the sacrifices" of its citizens, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday, adding that austerity "has its limits." continue reading »

8 Killed, Buses Set On Fire in Sao Paulo This Week

8 Killed, Buses Set On Fire in Sao Paulo This Week

At least eight people were killed in shootouts Friday night at different points around Sao Paulo in the latest episode in the wave of violence that has shaken Brazil's largest city since early October, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

104 Year Old Brazilian Architect’s Health Deteriorating

104 Year Old Brazilian Architect’s Health Deteriorating

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, hospitalized at a medical center since early this month, has suffered a deterioration of his kidney function, medical authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery in Sao Paulo

Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery in Sao Paulo

Soccer icon Pele was discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, on Thursday five days after undergoing hip surgery. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economy Saw Slight Drop in September

Brazil’s Economy Saw Slight Drop in September

The Brazilian economy shrank by 0.52 percent in September compared with August, the biggest one-month decline in almost a year, the central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Great Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery

Brazilian Soccer Great Pele Recovering From Hip Surgery

Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil's largest city three days after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said Tuesday. Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the righ continue reading »

Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Doing Well at 104

Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Doing Well at 104

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has had a "marked improvement" in the kidney problems that are keeping him hospitalized, his doctor, Fernando Gjorup, said Sunday, adding that he had never feared for his life. continue reading »

Police Operation Kills 6 in Rio de Janeiro Slums

Police Operation Kills 6 in Rio de Janeiro Slums

Brazilian police killed at least six suspected drug-gang members in two operations early Saturday in Rio de Janeiro slums. continue reading »

Brazilian Federal Police Clash with Munduruku Indians Killing 1, Injuring 9

Brazilian Federal Police Clash with Munduruku Indians Killing 1, Injuring 9

An indigenous man was killed in a gunfight between Brazilian federal police and Munduruku Indians earlier this week in a remote Amazonian village, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest 5 Men Who Took Family Hostage

Brazilian Police Arrest 5 Men Who Took Family Hostage

Five men who were on the run after firing shots at a police patrol here in Brazil's largest city invaded a private home and held the family hostage for more than an hour before surrendering, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Microsoft Looking to Make Rio de Janeiro a Tech Hub

Microsoft Looking to Make Rio de Janeiro a Tech Hub

Microsoft aims to create a "technology hub" in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the U.S. software giant's Brazil division said here Thursday, a day after the company announced plans for a 200 million reais ($100 million) research center in a city better known for beaches and its annual Carnival. continue reading »