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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 »

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 »