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7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

Police in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao arrested seven people on Wednesday in connection with the April 23 murder of a journalist. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis is traveling in Brazil, June 14-23. She is visiting the cities of Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Poverty in Brazil Forces Nearly 1.4 Million Children to Work

Poverty in Brazil Forces Nearly 1.4 Million Children to Work

Poverty forces some 1.4 million Brazilian children ranging in age from 5 to 14 to work, according to official figures released Tuesday on the World Day Against Child Labor. The figures were made public by the National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor, prepared with the support of the International Labor Organization and based on Brazil's 2010 census. continue reading »

Brazilian Camila Alves to Marry Matthew McConaughey This Weekend in Texas

Brazilian Camila Alves to Marry Matthew McConaughey This Weekend in Texas

Actor Matthew McConaughey and his love, Camila Alves, are planning to walk down the aisle this weekend in Texas. The couple has invited only a handful of friends and family to the ceremony. continue reading »

Brazilian Child Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Asks for Water, ‘Re-dies’

Brazilian Child Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Asks for Water, ‘Re-dies’

Last week, 2-year-old Kelvin Santos stopped breathing at a hospital in Belem, Brazil, while being treated for pneumonia. After the toddler’s death, his body was given to his family continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Military Cadet Dies in Freak Accident When Ejected from Plane on Ground

Military Cadet Dies in Freak Accident When Ejected from Plane on Ground

A Brazilian air force cadet died when he was ejected from a training plane for unknown reasons when the aircraft was still on the ground, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Gold-Plated Sex Toy Worth $4000 Stolen From High-End Brazilian Sex Shop

Gold-Plated Sex Toy Worth $4000 Stolen From High-End Brazilian Sex Shop

Nothing says romance like a gold-plated vibrator stolen from a high-end sex shop. As Brazil prepares for its Valentine’s Day-like holiday an armed man was apparently desperate for that “perfect gift”. continue reading »

Latin America Says Good-Bye to Its Largest Garbage Dump

Latin America Says Good-Bye to Its Largest Garbage Dump

Brazil's Jardin Gramacho, a gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro that was considered Latin America's largest, finally closed on Sunday and will now begin undergoing a process of environmental recovery. continue reading »

Hundreds of Brazilian Municipalities in Emergency Situations as Drought Continues

Hundreds of Brazilian Municipalities in Emergency Situations as Drought Continues

A total of 800 municipalities in northeastern Brazil are in an emergency situation because of the drought, after the government announced Friday that 25 more cities in Pariaba state are in that plight. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a televisión interview that he will be a presidential candidate in 2014 if current President Dilma Rousseff does not stand for reelection. continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Gag to Look Like the Hulk Not So Funny After Nuclear Submarine Paint Stains Skin

Brazilian Man’s Gag to Look Like the Hulk Not So Funny After Nuclear Submarine Paint Stains Skin

A Brazilian man is rather embarrassed after local newspapers picked up the story of him painting himself green to look like the Hulk only to realize he could not get it off. continue reading »

Brazil’s Indians Occupy Health Ministry Protesting Poor Health Care

Brazil’s Indians Occupy Health Ministry Protesting Poor Health Care

About 100 Indians of various ethnicities on Tuesday occupied Brazil's Health Ministry in this capital, while other groups blocked highways in the southern part of the country to demand that the authorities provide better health care for their people. continue reading »

Influential Brazilian Singer Gilberto Gil Nearly 70 and Still Performing

Influential Brazilian Singer Gilberto Gil Nearly 70 and Still Performing

Singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, an icon of Brazilian music, reviews in a new show his prolific career and celebrates his 70th birthday. Gil, born in Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, continue reading »

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Investigating indigenous Amazonian or African peoples who still follow a hunter-gatherer or forager-horticulturist lifestyle is giving new insights into how diet and lifestyle affect the heart as humans age. continue reading »