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Four Bodies Found Shot to Death in Abandoned House in Rio, Two Teens Amongst Victims

Four Bodies Found Shot to Death in Abandoned House in Rio, Two Teens Amongst Victims

The bodies of four people who had been shot dead were found over the weekend in an abandoned house in a Rio de Janeiro suburb by police, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Activists Use Rio 2016 Exhibition to Highlight Troubles of Brazil’s Awá Tribe

Activists Use Rio 2016 Exhibition to Highlight Troubles of Brazil’s Awá Tribe

Tribal rights campaigners targeted a London exhibition celebrating Brazil’s cultural heritage ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, to highlight the plight of "Earth’s most threatened tribe." continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer

IACHR Condemns Murder of Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing of Human Rights Defender Diego Luiz Berbare Bandeira, attorney and member of the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association in São Paulo, in the city of Caraguatatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

A researcher from the University of Leeds and his team recently used satellite data of rainfall patterns and satellite data to create a computer model to show how deforestation may cause a disastrous drop in rainfall at the Amazonian basin. continue reading »

Paralympics: Brazilian Swimmer Daniel Dias Winning Gold and Setting World Records

Paralympics: Brazilian Swimmer Daniel Dias Winning Gold and Setting World Records

Brazil's Daniel Dias has now won four gold medals in the 2012 Paralympic games. Dias, 24, was born in Campinas with malformed upper and lower limbs. However, at the age of 16, he decided to take up swimming to after he w continue reading »

Regardless of Oil Spill, Chevron Will Remain in Brazil

Regardless of Oil Spill, Chevron Will Remain in Brazil

U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. will not leave Brazil and is working to restart its projects in the South American country, where a court had given the energy company until the end of August to halt its operations, Chevron's chief of Latin American operations, Don Stelling, said. continue reading »

Brazilian Salesperson Awarded Damages for Being Forced to Attend Party With Prostitutes

Brazilian Salesperson Awarded Damages for Being Forced to Attend Party With Prostitutes

Beverage giant AmBev was ordered by a Brazilian court to pay damages to one of its salespeople who was forced by a superior to take part in meetings and parties where prostitutes were present. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro to Spend $84 Million to Integrate Favela Youth into Society

Rio de Janeiro to Spend $84 Million to Integrate Favela Youth into Society

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan to support a , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil program to integrate into society 40,000 young people who live in favelas cleared of drug-trafficking gangs. continue reading »

PARALYMPICS: Brazilian Takes Gold, Defeats “Blade Runner” in T44 200m Final (VIDEO)

PARALYMPICS: Brazilian Takes Gold, Defeats “Blade Runner” in T44 200m Final (VIDEO)

Twenty year old Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira won Gold last night during the T44 200 meters at the London Paralympic Game. continue reading »

Rio- July 2013- Pope First to Sign Up for for World Youth Day

Rio- July 2013- Pope First to Sign Up for for World Youth Day

Germans are known for being punctual, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Pope Benedict XVI was the first person signed up for World Youth Day 2013. Registration officially opened Aug. 28, and, according to organizers, the pope was the first pilgrim to be registered for the event, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro July 23-28. continue reading »

Mexican, Brazilian Companies Seek Spanish Engineers

Mexican, Brazilian Companies Seek Spanish Engineers

The Spanish professionals most sought after outside their country are engineers, and it's chiefly Mexican, Brazilian and even German companies that are after them. continue reading »

Brazilian Gov’t Says Country is Holding Up During Global Crisis

Brazilian Gov’t Says Country is Holding Up During Global Crisis

Brazil's finance minister said Thursday that Latin America's largest economy is holding up well amid the "worst year" of the global economic crisis and that its solid foundation will enable it to achieve growth of nearly 4 percent this year. continue reading »

Brazil Notary Allows Civil Union Between Three People, Upsets Many

Brazil Notary Allows Civil Union Between Three People, Upsets Many

Religious groups in Brazil are livid over a Public Notary accepting a civil union between two women and man in Sao Paolo. Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has come under fire for granting a civil union to three continue reading »

Dam Work Continues at Brazilian Amazon Site After Court Ruling Reversed

Dam Work Continues at Brazilian Amazon Site After Court Ruling Reversed

Work on what will be the world's third-largest dam resumed on Tuesday after Brazil's Supreme Court reversed a ruling by another tribunal that put a temporary halt to the controversial project. continue reading »