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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 »

Cellular Providers With Substandard Service Barred From Selling New Plans in Brazil

Cellular Providers With Substandard Service Barred From Selling New Plans in Brazil

Brazil's telecommunications regulator said cellular companies Oi, Claro and TIM Participacoes will be barred from selling new mobile plans in certain states until they present a plan to improve service quality. continue reading »

Model Adriana Lima Makes History By Posing Pregnant in Iconic Pirelli Calendar

Model Adriana Lima Makes History By Posing Pregnant in Iconic Pirelli Calendar

Brazilian model Adriana Lima will be featured in the iconic Pirelli calendar which isn’t the big news but rather that is poses visually pregnant which is a first for the annual publication. The calendar first appeared in 1964. continue reading »

Swine Flu Kills 13 in Brazil, Health Authorities Look To Boost Measures

Swine Flu Kills 13 in Brazil, Health Authorities Look To Boost Measures

Brazilian health authorities announced Tuesday that they will strengthen measures against the AH1N1 strain of swine flu after a week in which 13 people died of the disease. continue reading »

11 Countries Restrict Tanning Beds for Minors, Brazil Newest on the List

11 Countries Restrict Tanning Beds for Minors, Brazil Newest on the List

Restrictions on young people's use of indoor tanning have been introduced by several countries in recent years, a new study reports. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar “Goes Green” with Nike Wear Made from Recycled Bottles, Beans (VIDEO)

Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar “Goes Green” with Nike Wear Made from Recycled Bottles, Beans (VIDEO)

According to Nike, Brazilian football star Neymar of Seleção will become “the world's most environmentally-friendly football player this summer.” Neymar will step onto the field wearing Nike’s GS football boo continue reading »

Brazil Interest Rates on Credit Cards Tops 300%, Median Rate in Latin America is 55%

Brazil Interest Rates on Credit Cards Tops 300%, Median Rate in Latin America is 55%

Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday, citing a report from the Proteste consumer association. continue reading »