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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 »

AH1N1 Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 133 in Brazil

AH1N1 Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 133 in Brazil

Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the death toll to 133 so far this year. continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Vik Muniz is known for unorthodox materials and presentations. His previous exhibitions have included "Pictures of Chocolate" and "Pictures of Junk." Muniz's current collection, "Pictures of Magazine 2" consists of nine works constructed using cut and torn fragments from popular magazines. continue reading »

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Spain’s Telefonica May Have to Cough Up $10 Million For Poor Service in Brazil

Brazil's Anatel regulatory agency said Friday that Spain's Telefonica could face a fine of 20 million reais ($10 million) if it fails to improve fixed-line telephone service for its Brazilian customers. continue reading »

Oil Leak in Brazil May Cost Chevron $24.7 Million

Oil Leak in Brazil May Cost Chevron $24.7 Million

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday that Chevron Corp. will be fined nearly 50 million reais ($24.7 million) for an oil leak at an offshore field last November. continue reading »

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Juanes Breaks Down Language Barriers in Duet With Brazil’s Paula Fernandes

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes said that "Hoy me voy," recorded in Spanish and Portuguese along with Brazil's Paula Fernandes, is a bridge to overcoming the language barriers between the two cultures. continue reading »