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INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

As Brazil’s Obese and Overweight Population Grows, Laws Call for Public Accommodation

As Brazil’s Obese and Overweight Population Grows, Laws Call for Public Accommodation

As Brazil’s overweight and obese population grows, the country is making an interesting change. With a roughly half of the Brazilian population overweight and around 15 percent obese, Brazil’s regional gov continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Soccer Star Allegedly had Mistress Tortured and Killed

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Soccer Star Allegedly had Mistress Tortured and Killed

Known simply as Bruno, the Brazilian goalkeeper is accused of killing the mother of his love child in order to protect his reputation. Bruno Fernandes de Souza, 27, allegedly tortured and killed model Eliza Samudio, 25, i continue reading »

Brazil’s 30th Bienal de São Paulo (PHOTOS)

Brazil’s 30th Bienal de São Paulo (PHOTOS)

Chief curator, Venezuelan-born Luis Pérez-Oramas, along with associated curators André Severo and Tobi Maier and curator assistant Isabella Villanueva, will curate the 30th Bienal de São Paulo continue reading »

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 »