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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 »

OVERVIEW:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano in Brazil

OVERVIEW:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano in Brazil

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Brazil where they met with international counterparts to discuss joint efforts continue reading »

Giant Fish Created with Discarded Plastic Bottles on Brazil Beach

Giant Fish Created with Discarded Plastic Bottles on Brazil Beach

Last month, beachgoers at Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janerio, Brazil received a pleasant addition to their beach experience. As the 2012 Rio 20+ U.N. Conference on Sustainable Develop continue reading »

U.S. Drug Agents Kill Narco in Honduras

U.S. Drug Agents Kill Narco in Honduras

Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration fired the shots that killed one of the Brazilians aboard a plane carrying more than two tons of cocaine that was forced down in Honduras last week, the American embassy in Tegucigalpa said Monday. continue reading »

Homeless Couple in Sao Paulo Making $7.50 a day Return 10K Found on Street

Homeless Couple in Sao Paulo Making $7.50 a day Return 10K Found on Street

A homeless couple turned over to police a bag containing about 20,000 reais ($10,000) that they found abandoned on a street in Brazil's largest city, authorities said Monday. The couple, who have been living together for about four months under a bridge in eastern Sao Paulo and support themselves by continue reading »

Brazil Hopes to Fight Dengue With Genetically Modified Mosquitos

Brazil Hopes to Fight Dengue With Genetically Modified Mosquitos

Brazilian authorities inaugurated Saturday a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, of which 431,194 cases have been registered this year nationwide. continue reading »

Brazilians are Skipping the Beach and Hitting the Mall

Brazilians are Skipping the Beach and Hitting the Mall

Even though Brazil’s economy may be starting to slow, Brazil’s high end market is booming. The boom is focused, however in the malls. continue reading »

Brazil’s National Soccer Team Sees Olympics as Practice for World Cup

Brazil’s National Soccer Team Sees Olympics as Practice for World Cup

The captain of Brazil's national soccer team said in an interview with an Italian sports daily that a gold medal at the Summer Olympics could serve as a springboard to success at the 2014 World Cup, which the South American country will host. continue reading »

Brazilian Police to Learn Spanish Before World Cup, Olympics

Brazilian Police to Learn Spanish Before World Cup, Olympics

Spain's Cervantes Institute will teach Spanish to 40,000 police officers in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais as the South American nation gears up to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Auto Production Falls 9.4 Percent in Brazil

Auto Production Falls 9.4 Percent in Brazil

Brazil produced 1.55 million motor vehicles in the first six months of the year, a fall of 9.4 percent from the same period in 2011, the Anfavea industry association said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Player Sentenced to Over 3 Years For Torching his House

Brazilian Soccer Player Sentenced to Over 3 Years For Torching his House

Brazil's Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, a former player for Baynern Munich, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months of jail for intentionally burning down his house in Germany. continue reading »

Pedaling Your Way to Freedom in Brazil

Pedaling Your Way to Freedom in Brazil

Inmates in one of Brazil’s prison can now pedal their way to freedom all while helping save the environment. continue reading »

Amazon Indians in Brazil Burn Down Local Police Station

Amazon Indians in Brazil Burn Down Local Police Station

Some 60 indigenous people set fire to a police station in the northern Brazilian town of Jacareacanga, the government of Para state said Tuesday. continue reading »