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Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Vik Muniz is known for unorthodox materials and presentations. His previous exhibitions have included "Pictures of Chocolate" and "Pictures of Junk." Muniz's current collection, "Pictures of Magazine 2" consists of nine works constructed using cut and torn fragments from popular magazines. continue reading »

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Brazil's Anatel regulatory agency said Friday that Spain's Telefonica could face a fine of 20 million reais ($10 million) if it fails to improve fixed-line telephone service for its Brazilian customers. continue reading »

Oil Leak in Brazil May Cost Chevron $24.7 Million

Oil Leak in Brazil May Cost Chevron $24.7 Million

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday that Chevron Corp. will be fined nearly 50 million reais ($24.7 million) for an oil leak at an offshore field last November. continue reading »

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes said that "Hoy me voy," recorded in Spanish and Portuguese along with Brazil's Paula Fernandes, is a bridge to overcoming the language barriers between the two cultures. continue reading »

Cellular Providers With Substandard Service Barred From Selling New Plans in Brazil

Cellular Providers With Substandard Service Barred From Selling New Plans in Brazil

Brazil's telecommunications regulator said cellular companies Oi, Claro and TIM Participacoes will be barred from selling new mobile plans in certain states until they present a plan to improve service quality. continue reading »

Model Adriana Lima Makes History By Posing Pregnant in Iconic Pirelli Calendar

Model Adriana Lima Makes History By Posing Pregnant in Iconic Pirelli Calendar

Brazilian model Adriana Lima will be featured in the iconic Pirelli calendar which isn’t the big news but rather that is poses visually pregnant which is a first for the annual publication. The calendar first appeared in 1964. continue reading »

Swine Flu Kills 13 in Brazil, Health Authorities Look To Boost Measures

Swine Flu Kills 13 in Brazil, Health Authorities Look To Boost Measures

Brazilian health authorities announced Tuesday that they will strengthen measures against the AH1N1 strain of swine flu after a week in which 13 people died of the disease. continue reading »

11 Countries Restrict Tanning Beds for Minors, Brazil Newest on the List

11 Countries Restrict Tanning Beds for Minors, Brazil Newest on the List

Restrictions on young people's use of indoor tanning have been introduced by several countries in recent years, a new study reports. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar “Goes Green” with Nike Wear Made from Recycled Bottles, Beans (VIDEO)

Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar “Goes Green” with Nike Wear Made from Recycled Bottles, Beans (VIDEO)

According to Nike, Brazilian football star Neymar of Seleção will become “the world's most environmentally-friendly football player this summer.” Neymar will step onto the field wearing Nike’s GS football boo continue reading »

Brazil Interest Rates on Credit Cards Tops 300%, Median Rate in Latin America is 55%

Brazil Interest Rates on Credit Cards Tops 300%, Median Rate in Latin America is 55%

Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday, citing a report from the Proteste consumer association. continue reading »

Convict Runs Major Art Theft Ring from Brazil Prison

Convict Runs Major Art Theft Ring from Brazil Prison

A convicted art thief was found by the Brazilian Federal Police to be running an international ring from a prison in Rio de Janeiro, selling stolen art works in neighboring countries, media reports said. continue reading »

Bus Accident in Parana, Brazil Leaves 10 Dead and Many Injured

Bus Accident in Parana, Brazil Leaves 10 Dead and Many Injured

The death toll from the bus accident in the southern Brazilian state of Parana has risen to at least 10, with 26 other people injured, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Olympic Soccer Team Heading into Games with “More Confidence”

Brazil’s Olympic Soccer Team Heading into Games with “More Confidence”

The coach of Brazil's Olympic soccer team said he leaves for the 2012 Summer Games in London with "much more confidence" than he had for the 2011 Copa America and already has a firm starting lineup. continue reading »

Former President Fernando Collor de Melo Practiced Black Magic While Governing Brazil Says Ex-Wife

Former President Fernando Collor de Melo Practiced Black Magic While Governing Brazil Says Ex-Wife

Rosane Collor, ex-wife of former President Fernando Collor de Melo, said in a television interview that the former head of state practiced black magic rituals while governing Brazil from 1990 to 1992. continue reading »

More than 500 Dead Penguins Wash Up on Brazil Beaches

More than 500 Dead Penguins Wash Up on Brazil Beaches

In the past week more than 500 penguins have washed up on the southern shores of Brazil, all appeared well-nourished and uninjured. Marine experts from the country are investigating the cause of death, but don’t expect to know anything until 30 days from now. continue reading »