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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 »

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

OLYMPICS: Brazil Contests Silver Medal, Requests Boxing Review

Brazil has requested a review of the men's middleweight boxing final at the London Olympics, saying a judge's error may have cost Esquiva Falcao his bout against Japan's Ryota Murata. continue reading »

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Soldiers and additional police have been deployed in the border town where two Brazilians accused of murdering three local residents were lynched earlier this week, the Bolivian government said Friday. continue reading »

Economic Uncertainty Halts Brazilian Mining Firm’s $3 Billion Project in Canada

Economic Uncertainty Halts Brazilian Mining Firm’s $3 Billion Project in Canada

Brazilian mining giant Vale has halted a $3 billion potash project in Canada due to global economic uncertainty, the daily O Estado de S. Paulo reported Friday. continue reading »

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Angry and frustrated over the lack of safety in the area, a Bolivian mob dragged two Brazilians being jailed as murder suspects out of their cells, beat them, and burned them alive. continue reading »

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van Owners Protest to Be Included in Brazils Transport System- 3500 block Rio de Janeiro Roads

Van owners and drivers staged a protest Wednesday to demand special concessions from the Rio de Janeiro municipal government, using 3,500 of those public-transport vehicles to partially block a main road in the central section of Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

Controversial Amazon Dam Project is Suspended by Brazilian Court

A Brazilian federal court has ordered a halt to work on a controversial hydroelectric dam project in the Amazon region, citing irregularities in the approval process. continue reading »

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a lynch mob, Bolivian media said. continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian Artist Uses Pot Smoke to Paint Series Titled “Blow Job” (PHOTOS)

Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque’s latest series of work title “Blow Job” was created in using an unlikely (and currently illegal) substance, marijuana. continue reading »