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Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to its most recent World Cup title, is returning as manager of the national soccer team, Brazilian media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Variety Show, ‘Programa Silvio Santos’, Pulls Horrifying Elevator Prank (VIDEO)

Brazilian Variety Show, ‘Programa Silvio Santos’, Pulls Horrifying Elevator Prank (VIDEO)

Most people love a good prank every now and then, but one Brazilian prank show may have taken things a bit too far. Check out this horrifying prank, "Menina Fantasma no Elevador" continue reading »

2014 World Cup Mascot Will be Named Fuleco

2014 World Cup Mascot Will be Named Fuleco

FIFA, soccer's global governing body, announced Monday that its mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be called Fuleco, a name that won in a popular vote of more than 1.7 million people. continue reading »

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

The recently re-elected mayor of the small northeastern Brazilian city of Jussiape, his wife and a councilman were gunned down by a merchant, who later died in a shootout with police, officials said. continue reading »

Journalist Eduardo Carvalho Gunned Down in Brazil

Journalist Eduardo Carvalho Gunned Down in Brazil

Eduardo Carvalho, who owned the Ultima Hora News Web site and had been receiving death threats since last year, was gunned down in the Brazilian city of Campo Grande, police said Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Electric Utility Inaugurates LatAm’s 1st “Smart City” in Brazil

Spanish Electric Utility Inaugurates LatAm’s 1st “Smart City” in Brazil

The chairman of Spanish electric utility Endesa, Borja Prado, inaugurated Latin America's first energy-efficient "smart city" in the Brazilian municipality of Buzios, the company said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Insurance Group Acquires Portuguese Hospitals

Brazilian Insurance Group Acquires Portuguese Hospitals

Amil Participacoes SA, Brazil's largest health insurer, has announced the acquisition of Hospitais Privados de Portugal, or HPP, for 85.6 million euros ($109.7 million). continue reading »

Punta Tombo Penguin Couple Has Been Together (and Monogamous) for 16 Years

Punta Tombo Penguin Couple Has Been Together (and Monogamous) for 16 Years

A pair Magellanic Penguins was recently discovered to have been together for 16 years. Magellanic Penguins only breed in Chile, Argentina, and the Falklands Islands. Occasionally, so continue reading »

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 »