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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 »

Brazilian Woman Running for City Council Allegedly Traded Cocaine for Votes

Brazilian Woman Running for City Council Allegedly Traded Cocaine for Votes

Police in Brazil say a woman running for political office was using cocaine to encourage people to vote for her. Carme Cristina da Silva Lima was running for a city councilor position in the Amazonas city of Itacoatiara. continue reading »

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

Brazil Amping Up Security on Bolivia, Peru Borders with 7,500 Troops

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday the launch of a vast operation along its borders with Bolivia and Peru, in which 7,500 soldiers will carry out combat missions for two weeks against drug trafficking and other criminal activities. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil to Discuss Economic Partnerships

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil to Discuss Economic Partnerships

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Brasilia and Recife, Brazil October 9-11, 2012. continue reading »

US Insurance Giant to Buy Brazil’s Largest Health Insurer for $4.9 Billion

US Insurance Giant to Buy Brazil’s Largest Health Insurer for $4.9 Billion

UnitedHealth Group Inc plans to buy 90 percent of Brazil's largest health insurer, Amil Participacoes SA, for roughly $4.9 billion, the companies said Monday. continue reading »

7 Shipwrecked Brazilian Fisherman Reach Land After Swimming For 3 Days

7 Shipwrecked Brazilian Fisherman Reach Land After Swimming For 3 Days

Seven Brazilian fishermen were rescued alive Saturday after swimming for almost three days in the ocean following their shipwreck on Wednesday night, from which another two are still missing, officials said. continue reading »

Nickelodeon Slimes Brazil’s Top Entertainers at “Meus Premios Nick”

Nickelodeon Slimes Brazil’s Top Entertainers at “Meus Premios Nick”

The country's biggest kids' award ceremony, Meus Premios Nick (MPN), culminated this week at Sao Paulo's Credicard Hall. Approximately 5.5k kids, teens and their families attended the event to see their favorite celebrities and find out who the winners of this year's show were. Meus Premios Nick will premiere on Nickelodeon Brazil on October 18th at 7pm. continue reading »

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Blockades Railway in Protest

Brazil’s Awá Tribe Blockades Railway in Protest

A protest involving Earth’s most threatened tribe, the Awá, has forced the world’s largest iron ore mine to suspend operations along its main railway line. continue reading »

20-Year-Old Brazilian Auctioning Off her Virginity for Charity-  Well at Least 10%

20-Year-Old Brazilian Auctioning Off her Virginity for Charity-  Well at Least 10%

Catarina Migliorini, 20, is set to donate the money — currently standing at 160,000 dollars — into a NGO that will construct modern houses in her southern home state of Santa Catarina, the New York Daily News reported. The physical education student has rejected the claims that she is a prostitute. She said that she still believed in love, but in this initiative she saw the opportunity to make a positive difference to the world. continue reading »

New Documentary Shares Brazilian Artist Bel Borba With the World (VIDEO)

New Documentary Shares Brazilian Artist Bel Borba With the World (VIDEO)

Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous public artworks created by the artist Bel Borba. Known as “The People’s Picasso,” this eclectic artist represents a rarely seen s continue reading »

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

An Italian member of the European Union's diplomatic corps was the victim of an "express kidnapping" in Brasilia, a crime that has become commonplace in the Brazilian capital, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

In the second annual Miss Bum Bum competition, one woman from each Brazil's states, 27 contestants, competes to win the title of best bum in Brazil. continue reading »

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

The controversial photo montage in the Brazilian sports magazine “Placar” of Neymar, a rising star of Brazilian football, has been labeled “shameful and disgraceful” ,according to the Agenzia Fides, by the Bishops of Brazil. continue reading »