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Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. The decision regarding the Brazilian city was adopted by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in Russia's second-largest city. continue reading »

Brazilian Fattening Up - Does it Spell Doom for the Brazilian Thong?

Brazilian Fattening Up - Does it Spell Doom for the Brazilian Thong?

Although known for their perfect beach bodies, statistics are beginning to prove what is already becoming evident to an observer on the beach, Brazilians are getting fat. continue reading »

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Argentina announced Tuesday a three-year suspension of the automotive portion of a 2002 economic accord with Mexico, citing the impact on the Argentine auto sector of a side agreement Mexico City signed in March with Brazil. continue reading »

Brazil’s Fashion Network/Sharing Site Coming to U.S. - Pinterest, Look Out!

Brazil’s Fashion Network/Sharing Site Coming to U.S. - Pinterest, Look Out!

With more than a million users, the fashion social network Fashion.me arrives in the United States to provide Fashionistas greater facility in discussing and generating fashion trends. With investment from Intel Capital, Fashion.me is positioned as a niche Social Networ continue reading »

Brazilian Inmates Able to Write Book Reports to Shorten Prison Sentences

Brazilian Inmates Able to Write Book Reports to Shorten Prison Sentences

Inmates in a number of Brazilian prisons will now be able to shorten their sentences by improving their minds. Four federal prisons in Brazil are now offering inmates the opportunity to shorten their sentences by as many continue reading »

Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

A teacher handed himself over to police in the southern Brazilian city of Alvorada after two days on the run with a 14-year-old student with whom he had apparently been romantically involved for several months. The teacher showed up Sunday morning at the girl's home to return her to her parents and then headed for the police station, but before he could get there the student's relatives attacked the 46-year-old educator. continue reading »

US and Brazil Launch Platform for Urban Sustainability Investments

US and Brazil Launch Platform for Urban Sustainability Investments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Brazilian Minister for the Environment Izabella Teixeira today announced a new online tool that highlights key links between policies, funding and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment around the world. The benefits of sustainable urban infrastructure include healthier air and water, job creation and economic development. Jackson and Teixeira announced the web platform, which was developed under the US Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS), during the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. continue reading »

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez landed in Sao Paulo, where she was greeted by a big turnout of fans, to give her first concert in Brazil as part of the Pop Music Festival, an event at which American socialite Paris Hilton will be making her DJ debut. continue reading »

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile's LAN Airlines and Brazil's TAM announced Friday they have completed the process of creating a single parent company, LATAM Airlines Group, Latin American's largest air carrier with a market value of more than $12.5 billion. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Forbes: Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen Tops List of Highest Paid Models

Forbes: Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen Tops List of Highest Paid Models

Forbes is reporting Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen tops the list of highest-paid models. According to stats collected for between May 2011 and May 2012, Gisele was, for the second year in a row, the highes continue reading »

UN Delegates in Brazil for Summit Staying in Rooms More Often Used by “Hourly Renters”

UN Delegates in Brazil for Summit Staying in Rooms More Often Used by “Hourly Renters”

Delegates from the United Nations are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the sustainable development summit, but due to overcrowding or overcharging some are having to stay in some interesting hotels and motels. continue reading »

Brazil Leading the Way in Rio+20 Sustainable Development Negotiations

Brazil Leading the Way in Rio+20 Sustainable Development Negotiations

Expectations to produce a strong outcome document at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) are still high, a senior UN official said today. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »