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Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Now that Playboy Enterprises Inc. is selling both beer and wine, the magazine is apparently considering selling their beer in Brazil. ‘We are pursuing business opportunities in categories that emulate the Playboy lifestyle, continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Brazil Plans to Auction Off New Oil Blocks in May 2013

Brazil Plans to Auction Off New Oil Blocks in May 2013

Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval of a new regulatory framework, Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao s continue reading »

Brazil Reduces Chevron’s Oil Spill Fine by $8 Million

Brazil Reduces Chevron’s Oil Spill Fine by $8 Million

U.S. supermajor Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Monday. continue reading »

Brazilian 17-year-old Star Rhythmic Gymnast Killed in Car Accident

Brazilian 17-year-old Star Rhythmic Gymnast Killed in Car Accident

A 17-year-old star rhythmic gymnast died in a car accident over the weekend in Viana, a city in Brazil's Espiritu Santo state, police said. Eduarda Mello de Queiroz, who placed second in the national championships, died Sunday when the car she was riding in with two other people went into a ravine and hit a tree. continue reading »

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Says There is “No Doubt” Lawmakers Took Bribes

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Says There is “No Doubt” Lawmakers Took Bribes

Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-2011 tenure as president, one of the judges in Brazil's corruption "trial of the century" said Monday. continue reading »

Bomb Destroys Radio Studio in Northern Brazil

Bomb Destroys Radio Studio in Northern Brazil

Two unknown assailants detonated a bomb that destroyed the studios of Radio Farol in the northeastern Brazilian city of Uniao dos Palmares, officials said. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

As Brazil’s Obese and Overweight Population Grows, Laws Call for Public Accommodation

As Brazil’s Obese and Overweight Population Grows, Laws Call for Public Accommodation

As Brazil’s overweight and obese population grows, the country is making an interesting change. With a roughly half of the Brazilian population overweight and around 15 percent obese, Brazil’s regional gov continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Soccer Star Allegedly had Mistress Tortured and Killed

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Soccer Star Allegedly had Mistress Tortured and Killed

Known simply as Bruno, the Brazilian goalkeeper is accused of killing the mother of his love child in order to protect his reputation. Bruno Fernandes de Souza, 27, allegedly tortured and killed model Eliza Samudio, 25, i continue reading »

Brazil’s 30th Bienal de São Paulo (PHOTOS)

Brazil’s 30th Bienal de São Paulo (PHOTOS)

Chief curator, Venezuelan-born Luis Pérez-Oramas, along with associated curators André Severo and Tobi Maier and curator assistant Isabella Villanueva, will curate the 30th Bienal de São Paulo continue reading »

Four Bodies Found Shot to Death in Abandoned House in Rio, Two Teens Amongst Victims

Four Bodies Found Shot to Death in Abandoned House in Rio, Two Teens Amongst Victims

The bodies of four people who had been shot dead were found over the weekend in an abandoned house in a Rio de Janeiro suburb by police, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »