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Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

Spain’s Young Professionals Emigrating to Brazil

Fran came to Brazil from Seville in 2011 to complete his degree in computer engineering and, given the possibilities Rio de Janeiro offers, decided to stay. Like him, many other Spaniards have come to find opportunities in Brazil that their own country doesn't offer them. continue reading »

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Construction of a new bridge over the Parana River, which forms a natural boundary between Brazil and Paraguay, will begin after June once the bidding process has concluded, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga said. continue reading »

Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

Submarine Internet Cable to link Brazil, Spain

Brazilian state-owned telecom provider Telebras on Wednesday announced plans to form a joint venture with Spain's IslaLink Submarine Cables to lay and operate an undersea cable linking Brazil and Europe, with work set to begin in the first half of this year. continue reading »

Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

Brazil’s Prison Crisis Not Only Affecting Poorer Regions

The crisis affecting prisons, although particularly bad in the impoverished state of Maranhão, is also being felt - and has led to a large number of deaths - in the richer areas of Brazil, including the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, O Globo newspaper said Wednesday. continue reading »

2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

2 Private Universities Closed By Brazilian Government

The Brazilian Education Ministry withdrew Tuesday the operating licenses from two private universities in Rio de Janeiro for their low academic standards and serious financial problems. continue reading »

Pastor Killed Inside Church in Southern Brazil

Pastor Killed Inside Church in Southern Brazil

A Protestant pastor died Friday after being shot in the head inside his church in the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, police said. continue reading »

Analysts Revise 2013 Growth Forecasts for Brazil

Analysts Revise 2013 Growth Forecasts for Brazil

Private sector analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy downward to 2.28 percent from 2.3 percent, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Brazil Evicts Squatters Living in Awa Tribal Reserve

Brazil Evicts Squatters Living in Awa Tribal Reserve

The Brazilian government this week will begin evicting squatters from tribal reserve of the Awa, described by indigenous rights advocates Survival International as the world's "most threatened tribe." continue reading »

Brazil Recovering from Devastating Rain

Brazil Recovering from Devastating Rain

The Brazilian government said that it will send 1.2 million reais ($509,121) to the southeastern state of Espirito Santo to carry out preventive action against disease in the wake of flooding that took scores of lives. continue reading »

Brazilian Balladeer Nelson Ned Dies

Brazilian Balladeer Nelson Ned Dies

Brazilian religious and ballad singer Nelson Ned died Sunday in a hospital in Cotia, a city in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, from a serious bout of pneumonia, health officials said. He was 66. continue reading »

Brand Battle For Brazil In 2014

Brand Battle For Brazil In 2014

With only six more months until the World Cup in Brazil, a new chapter in the rivalry between Nike and Adidas has already begun. Adidas is the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup while Nike sponsors the host country. continue reading »

Buses Set Ablaze in Brazil as Protesting of Police Occupation Continues

Buses Set Ablaze in Brazil as Protesting of Police Occupation Continues

Three buses, one of them with passengers aboard, were set ablaze during the night in Sao Luiz, capital of the northern state of Maranhao, as a reprisal for the occupation since last Dec. 27 of the Pedrinhas penitentiary complex by the Brazilian Militarized Police, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

GM to Layoff Over 1,000 in Brazil

GM to Layoff Over 1,000 in Brazil

The Brazilian affiliate of U.S. automaker General Motors has confirmed the layoff of more than 1,000 employees from one of the multinational's factories in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo state, official sources said. continue reading »

Brazilian President Prepares for Second Term Elections in 2014

Brazilian President Prepares for Second Term Elections in 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff begins the final year of her four-year term in a strong position to seek a second mandate in the October general elections, though she has yet to say whether she will be a candidate. continue reading »

New Year’s Eve Shooting Wounds 12 in Brazil

New Year’s Eve Shooting Wounds 12 in Brazil

A total of 12 people were wounded, including one who sustained serious wounds, in a New Year's Eve shooting in the Copacabana district, one of the most famous neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, minutes before the arrival of the new year, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday. continue reading »