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Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Angry and frustrated over the lack of safety in the area, a Bolivian mob dragged two Brazilians being jailed as murder suspects out of their cells, beat them, and burned them alive. continue reading »

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van owners and drivers staged a protest Wednesday to demand special concessions from the Rio de Janeiro municipal government, using 3,500 of those public-transport vehicles to partially block a main road in the central section of Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

A Brazilian federal court has ordered a halt to work on a controversial hydroelectric dam project in the Amazon region, citing irregularities in the approval process. continue reading »

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a lynch mob, Bolivian media said. continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque’s latest series of work title “Blow Job” was created in using an unlikely (and currently illegal) substance, marijuana. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Prisoners Attempt to Escape Brazilian Prison Disguised as Garbage

LATINO BLOTTER: Prisoners Attempt to Escape Brazilian Prison Disguised as Garbage

Two Brazilian prisoners were recently caught trying to escape in garbage bags. Carlos Pereira, 19, and Sidney da Cruz, 24, were attempting to get out of Brazil’s Delegacia de Fu continue reading »

U.S. Bringing Innovation Delegation to Brazil to Promote Sustainable Urban Environments

U.S. Bringing Innovation Delegation to Brazil to Promote Sustainable Urban Environments

On August 15-17, the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston will lead an Innovation Delegation of entrepreneurs, educators and technology leaders to Brazil continue reading »

Major Multi-vehicle Crash in Brazil Kills 10, Injures 99

Major Multi-vehicle Crash in Brazil Kills 10, Injures 99

At least 10 people were killed and 99 others injured in a multi-vehicle crash in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, the highway patrol said Sunday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

Brazil won Saturday its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball by downing the United States 3-1 in an unprecedented comeback when all seemed lost. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Brazils Guarani Indians to Take Demands to Inter-American Court

Brazils Guarani Indians to Take Demands to Inter-American Court

Brazil’s Guarani Indians have announced that they will take their government to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, over its failure to protect their land. The Guarani said in a statement that they would present the case ‘in light of the delay in mapping out our lands, the violence to which our leaders and communities are exposed continue reading »

Toyota to Build $500 M Engine Plant in Brazil

Toyota to Build $500 M Engine Plant in Brazil

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and announced plans to build a $500 million engine plant in Sao Paulo state. continue reading »

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil advanced to the final of the Olympic women's volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory here Thursday over Japan, setting up another showdown with the United States. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »