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OLYMPICS 2012: Brazilian Women Nab Volleyball Bronze Medal, Beating China

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazilian Women Nab Volleyball Bronze Medal, Beating China

Brazil's Larissa França and Juliana Silva beat the Chinese duo of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi here Wednesday to win the bronze medal in women's beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Demand for Brazilian Agribusiness Decreases in 2012

Demand for Brazilian Agribusiness Decreases in 2012

Production in Brazil's agro-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, the IBGE statistics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Gold Medalist Arthur Zanetti Loves Competing On Rings

OLYMPICS 2012: Brazil Gold Medalist Arthur Zanetti Loves Competing On Rings

Gymnasts are divided into two groups: those who hate the rings and those who love them. Brazil's Arthur Zanetti, the new Olympic gold medalist in the event and Latin America's first Olympic gymnast to win a medal at all, is in the latter group. continue reading »

Fire at Brazil Prison Farm Leaves 7 Dead and Several Others Injured

Fire at Brazil Prison Farm Leaves 7 Dead and Several Others Injured

Seven inmates burned to death in a fire over the weekend at a prison farm in Rondonia, a state in northern Brazil, media reports said. continue reading »

Brazil Defeats China in Olympic Men’s Basketball

Brazil Defeats China in Olympic Men’s Basketball

Brazil pummeled China 98-59 in Olympic men's basketball Saturday and will next square off against Spain for second place in Group B. continue reading »

Colombian Sprinter, Brazilian Rower Out of Olympics After Failing Drug Tests

Colombian Sprinter, Brazilian Rower Out of Olympics After Failing Drug Tests

Brazilian rower Kissya Cataldo da Costa and Colombian 400-meter sprinter Diego Palomeque are both out of the Olympics after failing drug tests. continue reading »

Reigning World Champion Swimmer Cesar Cielo Must Settle for Bronze

Reigning World Champion Swimmer Cesar Cielo Must Settle for Bronze

Brazil's Cesar Cielo was unable to defend his Olympic title in the 50-meter freestyle, settling for bronze behind surprise winner Florent Manaudou of France and American Cullen Jones in Friday's final. continue reading »

Brazil Wins Another Judo Medal, Bronze for Rafael Silva

Brazil Wins Another Judo Medal, Bronze for Rafael Silva

Brazilian judoka Rafael Silva lived up to predictions and won the bronze medal in the men's over-100kg. class by beating South Korea's Kim Sung-min in the final match here on Friday. continue reading »

Petrobras Discovers New Oil Deposit in Brazil

Petrobras Discovers New Oil Deposit in Brazil

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced the discovery of a new oil accumulation at a deep-water well off the country's northeast coast. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

73 Year Old Retired Brazilian Teacher Demands Missing Money ( $25) at Gunpoint from Bank

73 Year Old Retired Brazilian Teacher Demands Missing Money ( $25) at Gunpoint from Bank

A 73-year-old retired teacher went into a bank in Brazil and demanded at gunpoint that the financial institution return 50 reais (about $25) that a teller failed to give her when she made a withdrawal a day earlier, media reports said. Janet Benfatti was carrying a loaded revolver when she entered a Banco Itau branch Wednesday in Sao Jose de Rio Preto continue reading »

Brazil’s Olympic Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Brazil’s Olympic Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Vitaliy Fridzon's three-pointer with 4 seconds left gave Russia a 75-74 victory over Brazil here Thursday in Group B of the 2012 Olympics basketball competition. continue reading »

Brazil’s “Rio Occupation: London” Comes to a Close

Brazil’s “Rio Occupation: London” Comes to a Close

On July 8, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most exciting artists took over the Battersea Arts Centre in London, bringing their signature pieces of work, and launching a 30-day festival. continue reading »

Construction Worker in Brazil Survives Being Skewered by Steel Bar

Construction Worker in Brazil Survives Being Skewered by Steel Bar

A Brazilian construction worker is lucky to be alive after a having a steel removed from his head. While working in Rio de Janeiro last week, 24-year-old Eduardo Leite was struck continue reading »

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 »