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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 »

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

An officer in the Brazilian army was killed Tuesday in southern Peru's Ica region when he parachuted from an airplane during training, the Peruvian army said in a communique. continue reading »

Brazilian-Born Soccer Player Born Without Feet Invited to FC Barcelona Training Camp (VIDEO)

Brazilian-Born Soccer Player Born Without Feet Invited to FC Barcelona Training Camp (VIDEO)

A determined young Brazilian boy is getting the chance of a lifetime. In September, 11-year-old Gabriel Muniz will head to Spain to be a part of FC Barcelona's training camp. continue reading »

World Artists to Turn Rio de Janeiro into One Large Work of Art

World Artists to Turn Rio de Janeiro into One Large Work of Art

Next month, six of the world's most famous artists will begin turning Rio de Janeiro, Brazil into a giant work of art. In a project named OiR (Other Ideas for Rio), artists Robert Morris, Brian continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Makes Deepwater Oil Discovery in Atlantic

Brazil’s Petrobras Makes Deepwater Oil Discovery in Atlantic

Oil and gas have been found in a field in the deepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin in the Atlantic, Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said. continue reading »

Brazilian Arrested Trying to Smuggle 27 Snakes onto Plane in Florida

Brazilian Arrested Trying to Smuggle 27 Snakes onto Plane in Florida

A man was arrested at a U.S. airport for trying to smuggle 27 snakes hidden in two stereo speakers in his luggage onto a plane to Brazil, but which were detected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. continue reading »

Brazilian Condom Manufacturer Recalls 620,000 Condoms

Brazilian Condom Manufacturer Recalls 620,000 Condoms

The Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security. continue reading »

Brazilian Ex-Senator to Repay $234 M in Stolen Public Funds

Brazilian Ex-Senator to Repay $234 M in Stolen Public Funds

Luiz Estevao, booted from Brazil's Senate 12 years ago for corruption, has pledged to return 468 million reais ($234 million) he diverted from the public coffers, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

U.S.-Brazil Meet to Deal with Issue of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

U.S.-Brazil Meet to Deal with Issue of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

The U.S. and Brazil will hold a technical meeting of the U.S.–Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (Joint Action Plan) on August 21-22, 2012 in Brasilia. continue reading »

Brazilian Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Mother-Child AIDS Link

Brazilian Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Mother-Child AIDS Link

A treatment developed by researchers with Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, or Fiocruz, and tested in Argentina, Brazil, the United States and South Africa has managed to reduce the transmission of AIDS from infected mothers to their children, officials said. continue reading »

Olympic Flag Arrives in Brazil in Preparation for First Olympics Games in Latin America

Olympic Flag Arrives in Brazil in Preparation for First Olympics Games in Latin America

The Olympic flag on Sunday was brought to the huge Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Hill, the iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro, in an ecumenical ceremony attended by municipal and religious authorities and representatives of civil society. continue reading »

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 »