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Forbes: Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen Tops List of Highest Paid Models

Forbes: Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen Tops List of Highest Paid Models

Forbes is reporting Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen tops the list of highest-paid models. According to stats collected for between May 2011 and May 2012, Gisele was, for the second year in a row, the highes continue reading »

UN Delegates in Brazil for Summit Staying in Rooms More Often Used by “Hourly Renters”

UN Delegates in Brazil for Summit Staying in Rooms More Often Used by “Hourly Renters”

Delegates from the United Nations are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the sustainable development summit, but due to overcrowding or overcharging some are having to stay in some interesting hotels and motels. continue reading »

Brazil Leading the Way in Rio+20 Sustainable Development Negotiations

Brazil Leading the Way in Rio+20 Sustainable Development Negotiations

Expectations to produce a strong outcome document at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) are still high, a senior UN official said today. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

Police in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao arrested seven people on Wednesday in connection with the April 23 murder of a journalist. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis is traveling in Brazil, June 14-23. She is visiting the cities of Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Poverty in Brazil Forces Nearly 1.4 Million Children to Work

Poverty in Brazil Forces Nearly 1.4 Million Children to Work

Poverty forces some 1.4 million Brazilian children ranging in age from 5 to 14 to work, according to official figures released Tuesday on the World Day Against Child Labor. The figures were made public by the National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor, prepared with the support of the International Labor Organization and based on Brazil's 2010 census. continue reading »

Brazilian Camila Alves to Marry Matthew McConaughey This Weekend in Texas

Brazilian Camila Alves to Marry Matthew McConaughey This Weekend in Texas

Actor Matthew McConaughey and his love, Camila Alves, are planning to walk down the aisle this weekend in Texas. The couple has invited only a handful of friends and family to the ceremony. continue reading »

Brazilian Child Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Asks for Water, ‘Re-dies’

Brazilian Child Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Asks for Water, ‘Re-dies’

Last week, 2-year-old Kelvin Santos stopped breathing at a hospital in Belem, Brazil, while being treated for pneumonia. After the toddler’s death, his body was given to his family continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

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 »