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Single-Engine Planes Collide in Brazil, Killing 4

Single-Engine Planes Collide in Brazil, Killing 4

At least four people died Saturday in a collision between two small, single-engine airplanes in Sao Paulo state, officials said. continue reading »

Tax Breaks Stimulated Economic Growth in Brazil, More Measures Planned to Spur Growth

Tax Breaks Stimulated Economic Growth in Brazil, More Measures Planned to Spur Growth

Brazil's economy expanded by 0.75 percent in June relative to the previous month as tax breaks stimulated growth, the central bank said Friday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

Brazil has requested a review of the men's middleweight boxing final at the London Olympics, saying a judge's error may have cost Esquiva Falcao his bout against Japan's Ryota Murata. continue reading »

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Soldiers and additional police have been deployed in the border town where two Brazilians accused of murdering three local residents were lynched earlier this week, the Bolivian government said Friday. continue reading »

Economic Uncertainty Halts Brazilian Mining Firm’s $3 Billion Project in Canada

Economic Uncertainty Halts Brazilian Mining Firm’s $3 Billion Project in Canada

Brazilian mining giant Vale has halted a $3 billion potash project in Canada due to global economic uncertainty, the daily O Estado de S. Paulo reported Friday. continue reading »

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Angry and frustrated over the lack of safety in the area, a Bolivian mob dragged two Brazilians being jailed as murder suspects out of their cells, beat them, and burned them alive. continue reading »

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van owners and drivers staged a protest Wednesday to demand special concessions from the Rio de Janeiro municipal government, using 3,500 of those public-transport vehicles to partially block a main road in the central section of Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

A Brazilian federal court has ordered a halt to work on a controversial hydroelectric dam project in the Amazon region, citing irregularities in the approval process. continue reading »

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a lynch mob, Bolivian media said. continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque’s latest series of work title “Blow Job” was created in using an unlikely (and currently illegal) substance, marijuana. continue reading »

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 »