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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 »

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

The Brazilian government announced Monday that it will invest 162 million reais ($81 million) in the purchase of a high-tech oceanography research vessel. The ship, which will join the Brazilian fleet in 2013, "will be among the continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

Germany's BMW company will establish in Brazil what will be its first automotive factory in Latin America, Raimundo Colombo, governor of Santa Catarina state, said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil, Ukraine to Launch Satellite in 2014

Brazil, Ukraine to Launch Satellite in 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Ukrainian counterpart Victor Yanukovich agreed Friday on a plan to launch a jointly developed satellite from the South American nation in 2014. continue reading »

Brazilian President Vetoes 9 Articles of Land-Use Bill

Brazilian President Vetoes 9 Articles of Land-Use Bill

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vetoed nine articles of a controversial land-use bill passed by Congress last month and harshly criticized by environmental groups. continue reading »

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

Some 500 Brazilians have been the victims of people trafficking networks since 2005 and the main destinations of these criminal groups operating in the country are The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Ministry. continue reading »

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

Mutli-Vehicle Accident in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 61 Injured

A crash involving two buses and a pick-up truck injured 61 people Tuesday in the populous western section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

Brazil Wants Education for All by Country 200th Birthday in 2022

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support the efforts of Movimento Todos Pela Educação (All for Education Movement), a broad-based Brazilian civil society organization to ensure universal access continue reading »

Shootout in Rio’s Favelas Between Drug Traffickers and Brazilian Police Leave 5 Dead

Shootout in Rio’s Favelas Between Drug Traffickers and Brazilian Police Leave 5 Dead

At least five suspected drug traffickers died Saturday in a shootout with police who were getting ready for this Sunday's occupation of two huge "favelas," or shantytowns, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro controlled by drug trafficking gangs, officials said. continue reading »

What if Residents of the Amazon Were Able to Charge Cells Phones With Solar Energy?

What if Residents of the Amazon Were Able to Charge Cells Phones With Solar Energy?

“What if rainforest residents could charge cell phones in the Amazon?” This is one question that is being answered thanks to donations received on the website Kickstarter. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Elderly Woman Dies After Soup Injected into Vein Instead of Feeding Tube

BRAZIL: Elderly Woman Dies After Soup Injected into Vein Instead of Feeding Tube

The family of an elderly Brazilian woman have filed a lawsuit against the hospital they say is responsible for her death after one of the nursing technicians injected soup into continue reading »

Brazilian Politician Resigns After Corruption Conviction

Brazilian Politician Resigns After Corruption Conviction

The former chairman of Brazil's ruling Workers Party resigned on Wednesday as special adviser to the Defense Ministry after his conviction on corruption charges. continue reading »