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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Prisoners Attempt to Escape Brazilian Prison Disguised as Garbage

LATINO BLOTTER: Prisoners Attempt to Escape Brazilian Prison Disguised as Garbage

Two Brazilian prisoners were recently caught trying to escape in garbage bags. Carlos Pereira, 19, and Sidney da Cruz, 24, were attempting to get out of Brazil’s Delegacia de Fu continue reading »

U.S. Bringing Innovation Delegation to Brazil to Promote Sustainable Urban Environments

U.S. Bringing Innovation Delegation to Brazil to Promote Sustainable Urban Environments

On August 15-17, the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston will lead an Innovation Delegation of entrepreneurs, educators and technology leaders to Brazil continue reading »

Major Multi-vehicle Crash in Brazil Kills 10, Injures 99

Major Multi-vehicle Crash in Brazil Kills 10, Injures 99

At least 10 people were killed and 99 others injured in a multi-vehicle crash in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, the highway patrol said Sunday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

OLYMPICS: Back to Back Gold Medals for Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team

Brazil won Saturday its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball by downing the United States 3-1 in an unprecedented comeback when all seemed lost. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Brazils Guarani Indians to Take Demands to Inter-American Court

Brazils Guarani Indians to Take Demands to Inter-American Court

Brazil’s Guarani Indians have announced that they will take their government to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, over its failure to protect their land. The Guarani said in a statement that they would present the case ‘in light of the delay in mapping out our lands, the violence to which our leaders and communities are exposed continue reading »

Toyota to Build $500 M Engine Plant in Brazil

Toyota to Build $500 M Engine Plant in Brazil

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and announced plans to build a $500 million engine plant in Sao Paulo state. continue reading »

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil’s Women’s Volleyball Team to Face U.S.A. in the Finals

Brazil advanced to the final of the Olympic women's volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory here Thursday over Japan, setting up another showdown with the United States. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »

Brazil Eyes Gold As They Eliminate South Korea in Men’s Soccer

Brazil Eyes Gold As They Eliminate South Korea in Men’s Soccer

Leandro Damiao slammed two goals into the net to wrap up a 3-0 victory over South Korea Tuesday in the soccer semifinal at the 2012 London Games, moving the Brazilian men's team on to its third final in the only important tournament it has never won, that of the Olympic Games. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazilian Women Nab Volleyball Bronze Medal, Beating China

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazilian Women Nab Volleyball Bronze Medal, Beating China

Brazil's Larissa França and Juliana Silva beat the Chinese duo of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi here Wednesday to win the bronze medal in women's beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Demand for Brazilian Agribusiness Decreases in 2012

Demand for Brazilian Agribusiness Decreases in 2012

Production in Brazil's agro-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, the IBGE statistics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Gold Medalist Arthur Zanetti Loves Competing On Rings

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Gold Medalist Arthur Zanetti Loves Competing On Rings

Gymnasts are divided into two groups: those who hate the rings and those who love them. Brazil's Arthur Zanetti, the new Olympic gold medalist in the event and Latin America's first Olympic gymnast to win a medal at all, is in the latter group. continue reading »

Fire at Brazil Prison Farm Leaves 7 Dead and Several Others Injured

Fire at Brazil Prison Farm Leaves 7 Dead and Several Others Injured

Seven inmates burned to death in a fire over the weekend at a prison farm in Rondonia, a state in northern Brazil, media reports said. continue reading »