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Brazil Holds First Transsexual Beauty Pageant

Brazil Holds First Transsexual Beauty Pageant

This week, 19 contestants took part in the first ever Miss T Brazil pageant at the Teatro João Caetano in Rio de Janiero.The Brazilian pageant is the first of its kind in continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Grandma Says Granddaughter Put Crack in her “Lady Purse” as She Slept

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Grandma Says Granddaughter Put Crack in her “Lady Purse” as She Slept

A Brazilian grandmother was recently charged with drug smuggling after police found 55 crack rocks in her vagina. However, the septuagenarian claims she knew nothing about the drugs and believes her granddaughter must have put them up there without her knowledge. continue reading »

BRAZIL: 9 Beautiful Endangered Tree-Dwelling Tarantulas Discovered

BRAZIL: 9 Beautiful Endangered Tree-Dwelling Tarantulas Discovered

Arboreal tarantulas are known from a few tropical places in Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean. These tarantulas generally have a lighter build, thinner bodies and longer legs, better suited for their habitat. continue reading »

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

A substance extracted from rattlesnake venom could raise survival hopes among patients with skin cancer, according to experiments performed by Brazilian researchers. continue reading »

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

At least seven people were injured, four of them suffering serious burns, in a gas explosion Wednesday at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. The blast, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. (9:30 GMT), apparently was caused by a gas leak at a grocery store in the northern Rio neighborhood of Iraja, the Fire Department said. continue reading »

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

At 61, a Brazilian woman recently became a mother for the first time to not just one, but two children. Last week, Antonia Leticia Rovati Asti gave birth to twins So continue reading »

Michael Phelps Teaches Young Brazilians to Swim in Rio

Michael Phelps Teaches Young Brazilians to Swim in Rio

U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps gave a swimming class Tuesday to Brazilian tots and teens in a rough Rio de Janeiro neighborhood that until two years ago was occupied by drug-trafficking gangs. continue reading »

São Paulo, Brazil - Louis Vuitton Open First Global Store in Latin America

São Paulo, Brazil - Louis Vuitton Open First Global Store in Latin America

On Thursday, Louis Vuitton opened its first global store in Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil. The 10,620-square-foot is located in the city’s Cidade Jardim mall has a far more lu continue reading »

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 »