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INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Auto Production Falls 9.4 Percent in Brazil

Auto Production Falls 9.4 Percent in Brazil

Brazil produced 1.55 million motor vehicles in the first six months of the year, a fall of 9.4 percent from the same period in 2011, the Anfavea industry association said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Player Sentenced to Over 3 Years For Torching his House

Brazilian Soccer Player Sentenced to Over 3 Years For Torching his House

Brazil's Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, a former player for Baynern Munich, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months of jail for intentionally burning down his house in Germany. continue reading »

Pedaling Your Way to Freedom in Brazil

Pedaling Your Way to Freedom in Brazil

Inmates in one of Brazil’s prison can now pedal their way to freedom all while helping save the environment. continue reading »

Amazon Indians in Brazil Burn Down Local Police Station

Amazon Indians in Brazil Burn Down Local Police Station

Some 60 indigenous people set fire to a police station in the northern Brazilian town of Jacareacanga, the government of Para state said Tuesday. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. The decision regarding the Brazilian city was adopted by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in Russia's second-largest city. continue reading »

Brazilian Fattening Up - Does it Spell Doom for the Brazilian Thong?

Brazilian Fattening Up - Does it Spell Doom for the Brazilian Thong?

Although known for their perfect beach bodies, statistics are beginning to prove what is already becoming evident to an observer on the beach, Brazilians are getting fat. continue reading »

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Argentina announced Tuesday a three-year suspension of the automotive portion of a 2002 economic accord with Mexico, citing the impact on the Argentine auto sector of a side agreement Mexico City signed in March with Brazil. continue reading »

Brazil’s Fashion Network/Sharing Site Coming to U.S. - Pinterest, Look Out!

Brazil’s Fashion Network/Sharing Site Coming to U.S. - Pinterest, Look Out!

With more than a million users, the fashion social network Fashion.me arrives in the United States to provide Fashionistas greater facility in discussing and generating fashion trends. With investment from Intel Capital, Fashion.me is positioned as a niche Social Networ continue reading »

Brazilian Inmates Able to Write Book Reports to Shorten Prison Sentences

Brazilian Inmates Able to Write Book Reports to Shorten Prison Sentences

Inmates in a number of Brazilian prisons will now be able to shorten their sentences by improving their minds. Four federal prisons in Brazil are now offering inmates the opportunity to shorten their sentences by as many continue reading »

Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

A teacher handed himself over to police in the southern Brazilian city of Alvorada after two days on the run with a 14-year-old student with whom he had apparently been romantically involved for several months. The teacher showed up Sunday morning at the girl's home to return her to her parents and then headed for the police station, but before he could get there the student's relatives attacked the 46-year-old educator. continue reading »

US and Brazil Launch Platform for Urban Sustainability Investments

US and Brazil Launch Platform for Urban Sustainability Investments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Brazilian Minister for the Environment Izabella Teixeira today announced a new online tool that highlights key links between policies, funding and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment around the world. The benefits of sustainable urban infrastructure include healthier air and water, job creation and economic development. Jackson and Teixeira announced the web platform, which was developed under the US Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS), during the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. continue reading »

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez landed in Sao Paulo, where she was greeted by a big turnout of fans, to give her first concert in Brazil as part of the Pop Music Festival, an event at which American socialite Paris Hilton will be making her DJ debut. continue reading »

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile's LAN Airlines and Brazil's TAM announced Friday they have completed the process of creating a single parent company, LATAM Airlines Group, Latin American's largest air carrier with a market value of more than $12.5 billion. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »