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Military Cadet Dies in Freak Accident When Ejected from Plane on Ground

Military Cadet Dies in Freak Accident When Ejected from Plane on Ground

A Brazilian air force cadet died when he was ejected from a training plane for unknown reasons when the aircraft was still on the ground, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Gold-Plated Sex Toy Worth $4000 Stolen From High-End Brazilian Sex Shop

Gold-Plated Sex Toy Worth $4000 Stolen From High-End Brazilian Sex Shop

Nothing says romance like a gold-plated vibrator stolen from a high-end sex shop. As Brazil prepares for its Valentine’s Day-like holiday an armed man was apparently desperate for that “perfect gift”. continue reading »

Latin America Says Good-Bye to Its Largest Garbage Dump

Latin America Says Good-Bye to Its Largest Garbage Dump

Brazil's Jardin Gramacho, a gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro that was considered Latin America's largest, finally closed on Sunday and will now begin undergoing a process of environmental recovery. continue reading »

Hundreds of Brazilian Municipalities in Emergency Situations as Drought Continues

Hundreds of Brazilian Municipalities in Emergency Situations as Drought Continues

A total of 800 municipalities in northeastern Brazil are in an emergency situation because of the drought, after the government announced Friday that 25 more cities in Pariaba state are in that plight. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a televisión interview that he will be a presidential candidate in 2014 if current President Dilma Rousseff does not stand for reelection. continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Gag to Look Like the Hulk Not So Funny After Nuclear Submarine Paint Stains Skin

Brazilian Man’s Gag to Look Like the Hulk Not So Funny After Nuclear Submarine Paint Stains Skin

A Brazilian man is rather embarrassed after local newspapers picked up the story of him painting himself green to look like the Hulk only to realize he could not get it off. continue reading »

Brazil’s Indians Occupy Health Ministry Protesting Poor Health Care

Brazil’s Indians Occupy Health Ministry Protesting Poor Health Care

About 100 Indians of various ethnicities on Tuesday occupied Brazil's Health Ministry in this capital, while other groups blocked highways in the southern part of the country to demand that the authorities provide better health care for their people. continue reading »

Influential Brazilian Singer Gilberto Gil Nearly 70 and Still Performing

Influential Brazilian Singer Gilberto Gil Nearly 70 and Still Performing

Singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, an icon of Brazilian music, reviews in a new show his prolific career and celebrates his 70th birthday. Gil, born in Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, continue reading »

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Investigating indigenous Amazonian or African peoples who still follow a hunter-gatherer or forager-horticulturist lifestyle is giving new insights into how diet and lifestyle affect the heart as humans age. continue reading »

Partial Veto of Land-Use Bill Not Enough, Greenpeace Protests in Brazil

Partial Veto of Land-Use Bill Not Enough, Greenpeace Protests in Brazil

The environmental organization Greenpeace blocked a freighter from being loaded with iron in the port of Sao Luis in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao in protest against the partial veto by President Dilma Rousseff of a widely criticized land-use bill. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

Rousseff Vetoes Portions of Brazil’s Controversial Environmental Bill

Rousseff Vetoes Portions of Brazil’s Controversial Environmental Bill

President Dilma Rousseff vetoed 12 of the 84 articles of a widely criticized land-use bill, including an amnesty for people who contributed to deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »