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OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Struggles to Beat Britain in Men’s Basketball

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Struggles to Beat Britain in Men’s Basketball

The Brazilian basketball team had a much harder time than expected beating Britain 67-62 on the second day of the Olympic basketball competition here. continue reading »

Art as Ads in Saó Paulo, Brazil

Art as Ads in Saó Paulo, Brazil

GE is bringing good graffiti to life in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The multinational company partnered with local ad agency Almap BBDO to create three colorful panels on buildings to represent some of the areas in which GE operates. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Brazil Women’s Volleyball Champs Surprised by U.S. Victory in Early-Round Play

OLYMPICS 2012:  Brazil Women’s Volleyball Champs Surprised by U.S. Victory in Early-Round Play

The United States team showed their qualifications for Olympic gold Monday in an early-round match of women's volleyball at the 2012 London Olympic Games, where they scored a 3-1 victory over defending champion Brazil. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

The tears of frustration shed by Brazilian judo team member Rafaela Silva, one of the favorites in the under-57kg class, upon being disqualified from competition were the image of the fateful day experienced Monday by Latin American athletes at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Brazil’s Felipe Kitadia Breaks His Judo Bronze Medal in the Shower

OLYMPICS 2012:  Brazil’s Felipe Kitadia Breaks His Judo Bronze Medal in the Shower

Brazil's Felipe Kitadai broke the bronze medal he won in men's 60kg judo when he got in the shower wearing it and his teammates joked that he wore it everywhere he went. continue reading »

Brazilian Swimmer Pereira Wins Silver in 400m Individual Medley

Brazilian Swimmer Pereira Wins Silver in 400m Individual Medley

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira won silver after finishing a distant second to American Ryan Lochte in Saturday's Olympic men's 400-meter individual medley final, while Michael Phelps came in a disappointing fourth. continue reading »

Brazilian Sarah Menezes Takes Home Gold in Judo

Brazilian Sarah Menezes Takes Home Gold in Judo

Brazilian judo athlete Sarah Menezes captured the 48-kilogram judo gold medal here Saturday, defeating defending Olympic champion Alina Alexandra Dumitru in the final. continue reading »

Amazonian Awá Tribe Threatened by Plans of Railway Expansion

Amazonian Awá Tribe Threatened by Plans of Railway Expansion

Plans by a giant mining company to expand a controversial railway line that has already opened up parts of Brazil’s Amazon to invaders, are now putting Earth’s most threatened tribe in direct danger. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

Brazil Sees 21.8 Percent Increase in Violent Deaths in Sao Paulo

Brazil Sees 21.8 Percent Increase in Violent Deaths in Sao Paulo

The number of violent deaths here in Brazil's largest city climbed 21.8 percent in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Thursday. continue reading »

After Winning Silver in Beijing, Brazilian Men’s Volleyball Aims for Gold in London

After Winning Silver in Beijing, Brazilian Men’s Volleyball Aims for Gold in London

The members of the Brazilian Olympic men's volleyball team said here Thursday they have put a disappointing World League performance behind them and are ready to battle for the top prize in London. continue reading »

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

World Champion Boxers Represent LatAm at Olympics

Amateur world champions Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar la Cruz of Cuba and Everton Dos Santos Lopes of Brazil headline Latin America's contingent in the Olympic boxing competition, which will kick off Saturday at London's Excel Arena. continue reading »

Becoming a Condom Tester in Brazil Could Win You Free Condoms for a Year

Becoming a Condom Tester in Brazil Could Win You Free Condoms for a Year

Brazil's DKT International is asking people to test their condoms and share their opinions of them in exchange for a year’s supply of condoms. DKT says it is hoping their provocative mar continue reading »

Brazilians Have Close to $520 Billion Stashed Away in Offshore Tax Haven Accounts

Brazilians Have Close to $520 Billion Stashed Away in Offshore Tax Haven Accounts

In a report entitled, ‘The Price of Offshore Revisited’ it is estimated that Brazil’s wealthiest are stashing away close to 520 billion dollars in offshore accounts continue reading »