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Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

A Brazilian beauty pageant contestant has reportedly confessed to hiring her boyfriend to kill a competitor who won the southeast Brazil contest and a role in a music video. continue reading »

“Queen of Brazilian TV” Hebe Camargo Passes Away, Age 83

“Queen of Brazilian TV” Hebe Camargo Passes Away, Age 83

Television host and singer Hebe Camargo, called by many the "Queen of Brazilian Television," died in Sao Paulo of a heart attack after a two-year battle with peritoneal cancer, the SBT network reported. She was 83. continue reading »

Multiple Car Accident in Southern Brazil Kills 9

Multiple Car Accident in Southern Brazil Kills 9

At least nine people died and another was injured in a collision of two private vehicles in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the regional fire department said on Saturday. continue reading »

Petrobras Looking to Overturn Ban on Transocean, Chevron in Brazil

Petrobras Looking to Overturn Ban on Transocean, Chevron in Brazil

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has taken legal action to suspend a court order barring U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and drilling contractor Transocean from operating in the South American country because of an oil spill. continue reading »

Chevron Pays $17 Million Fine for Oil Spill in Brazil

Chevron Pays $17 Million Fine for Oil Spill in Brazil

U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. said it has paid the 35.1 million reais ($17 million) fine imposed by Brazil's ANP regulator for an oil spill last November. continue reading »

Head of Google Brazil Arrested for Refusing to Remove Political Videos

Head of Google Brazil Arrested for Refusing to Remove Political Videos

The head of Google's Brazilian operations, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, was arrested here Wednesday for failing to remove from the Internet several videos deemed slanderous by a Brazilian electoral court. The Regional Electoral Court in the western state of Mato Grosso do Sul ordered the arrest, the Federal Police said in a communique. continue reading »

Top Google Brazil Exec Arrested For Not Removing Slanderous Videos

Top Google Brazil Exec Arrested For Not Removing Slanderous Videos

The head of Google's Brazilian operations, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, was arrested here Wednesday for failing to remove from the Internet several videos deemed slanderous by a Brazilian electoral court. continue reading »

Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

An electoral court in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul upheld the detention order for Google's top executive in the South American country for having disobeyed the order to withdraw videos deemed slanderous. continue reading »

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

The coral reefs of northeastern Brazil have been reduced in size by some 80 percent over the past 50 years due to abusive extraction and pollution from urban and industrial sources, a new report says. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Brazil Taking Small Steps Towards Greater Equality

Brazil Taking Small Steps Towards Greater Equality

Brazil's traditionally high level of inequality fell slightly between 2009 and last year thanks to an 8.3 percent increase in workers' average income and a nearly 20 percent drop in the unemployment rate, according to a government study released Friday. continue reading »

Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Now that Playboy Enterprises Inc. is selling both beer and wine, the magazine is apparently considering selling their beer in Brazil. ‘We are pursuing business opportunities in categories that emulate the Playboy lifestyle, continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »