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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 »

Brazilian Groom Ordered to Pay Bride After Announcing She’s Not a Virgin at Wedding

Brazilian Groom Ordered to Pay Bride After Announcing She’s Not a Virgin at Wedding

According to the wedding guests, the groom appeared at his wedding, looking miserable and upset. He arrived at the wedding at a Catholic church in Macae, in the state of Rio de Janeir continue reading »

Brazilian Lawmakers Pass Controversial Bill to Redistribute Oil Royalties

Brazilian Lawmakers Pass Controversial Bill to Redistribute Oil Royalties

Brazil's Congress has passed a bill that would reduce the proportion of royalties that accrue to the state and municipal governments of oil-producing states, while distributing more of those revenues to other states. continue reading »

Violence in Sao Paulo Continues, 5 More Gunned Down

Violence in Sao Paulo Continues, 5 More Gunned Down

Five people were killed and three others wounded overnight in separate shootings in Brazil's largest city and its suburbs, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Sister of Brazilian Soccer Star Hulk Home Safe After Kidnapping

Sister of Brazilian Soccer Star Hulk Home Safe After Kidnapping

The younger sister of Brazilian soccer star Hulk returned Tuesday to her home in the northeastern city of Campina Grande after being the victim of a kidnapping, police officials said. continue reading »

Brazil’s “Queen of Baiao” Carmelia Alves Dies at 89

Brazil’s “Queen of Baiao” Carmelia Alves Dies at 89

Singer Carmelia Alves, known as the "Queen of Baiao," one of the most popular folk rhythms of northeast Brazil, died in Rio de Janeiro of cancer, her family said. She was 89. continue reading »

Brazilian Tourist Train Derails Killing 3

Brazilian Tourist Train Derails Killing 3

Three people were killed and about 40 others injured when a tourist train derailed near Campos de Jordao, a summer resort in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Multiple Plane Crashes Kill 6 in Brazil

Multiple Plane Crashes Kill 6 in Brazil

At least six people died and a youngster was injured in two air accidents in Brazil over the past 24 hours, authorities of the western state of Mato Grosso and the southern state of Santa Catarina reported Saturday. continue reading »

83 Killed in Sao Paulo Over Last 11 Days

83 Killed in Sao Paulo Over Last 11 Days

Another 10 people - one of them a police officer - were killed in Sao Paulo overnight, bringing to 83 the number of murders committed over the last 11 days in Brazil's largest city and financial capital, authorities said Friday. continue reading »