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Nearly 53 Million Brazilians Hit by Blackout

Nearly 53 Million Brazilians Hit by Blackout

Electric equipment that caught fire between two substations caused a blackout in nine states of northeastern Brazil as well as in the capital city of Brasilia and numerous municipalities of two northern states, officials said Friday. continue reading »

61-year-old Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins

61-year-old Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins

A 61-year-old Brazilian woman who spent the last two decades trying to become a mother gave birth to twins this week, her doctor said Thursday. continue reading »

Student Nurse in Brazil Injects Patient’s IV with Coffee, Calls it a Mix-Up

Student Nurse in Brazil Injects Patient’s IV with Coffee, Calls it a Mix-Up

Another Brazilian nurse reportedly confused a patient’s IV with her feeding tube, causing the death of the patient. Brazilian nursing student Rejane Moreira Telles, 23, had only been working at a São continue reading »

Brazilian Catarina Migliorini Auctions Off Virginity, Gets $780,000

Brazilian Catarina Migliorini Auctions Off Virginity, Gets $780,000

The top bidder for the young Brazilian woman auctioning off her virginity will pay $780,000. Catarina Migliorini, 20, made international headlines in recent weeks as she auctioned off her virginity, sayi continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Family Thought he was Dead Until He Arrived at Own Funeral

Brazilian Man’s Family Thought he was Dead Until He Arrived at Own Funeral

A Brazilian family was shocked at the funeral of Gilberto Marcos Araujo when the man they whose life they were morning made an appearance, very much alive. continue reading »

BMW to Invest $264 Million for First Plant in Brazil

BMW to Invest $264 Million for First Plant in Brazil

German automaker BMW plans to build its first Latin American plant in Brazil, investing $264 million in the project, BMW Group sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said. continue reading »

Brazil Newspapers Say ‘Good-bye’ to Google News

Brazil Newspapers Say ‘Good-bye’ to Google News

Brazil’s main newspapers that account for about 90 percent of the country’s circulation have abandoned Google News, banning the search engine section from using their headlines. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

The Brazilian government announced Monday that it will invest 162 million reais ($81 million) in the purchase of a high-tech oceanography research vessel. The ship, which will join the Brazilian fleet in 2013, "will be among the continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

Germany's BMW company will establish in Brazil what will be its first automotive factory in Latin America, Raimundo Colombo, governor of Santa Catarina state, said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil, Ukraine to Launch Satellite in 2014

Brazil, Ukraine to Launch Satellite in 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Ukrainian counterpart Victor Yanukovich agreed Friday on a plan to launch a jointly developed satellite from the South American nation in 2014. continue reading »

Brazilian President Vetoes 9 Articles of Land-Use Bill

Brazilian President Vetoes 9 Articles of Land-Use Bill

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vetoed nine articles of a controversial land-use bill passed by Congress last month and harshly criticized by environmental groups. continue reading »

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

Some 500 Brazilians have been the victims of people trafficking networks since 2005 and the main destinations of these criminal groups operating in the country are The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Ministry. continue reading »

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

A crash involving two buses and a pick-up truck injured 61 people Tuesday in the populous western section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support the efforts of Movimento Todos Pela Educação (All for Education Movement), a broad-based Brazilian civil society organization to ensure universal access continue reading »