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Brazilian Film Maker Carlos Diegues to Chair Jury for Cannes Film Festival

Brazilian Film Maker Carlos Diegues to Chair Jury for Cannes Film Festival

After Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem and Abbas Kiarostami, the demanding task of selecting the best new filmmaker this year falls to Carlos Diegues. continue reading »

UN Alarmed at Most Recent Killing of Brazilian Journalist

UN Alarmed at Most Recent Killing of Brazilian Journalist

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern at what it called a “disturbing” trend of killing journalists in Brazil, after another reporter was found dead earlier this week. continue reading »

Colin Firth’s Campaign to Save the Awa Tribe of Brazil’s Amazon

Colin Firth’s Campaign to Save the Awa Tribe of Brazil’s Amazon

Oscar-winning film star Colin Firth today launched a major Survival International campaign to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ – the Awá of the Brazilian Amazon. continue reading »

Prostitute Suing U.S. Embassy in Brasilia After Marines and Embassy Staff Push Her from Car

Prostitute Suing U.S. Embassy in Brasilia After Marines and Embassy Staff Push Her from Car

The U.S. government in once again faced with accusations that those under their command have engaged in inappropriate conduct with prostitutes in Latin America. continue reading »

Brazil and Spain Top Seeded Olympic Soccer Teams

Brazil and Spain Top Seeded Olympic Soccer Teams

In a stage draw this week, Spain, Brazil, and Britain were chosen as the top seeded teams for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. These teams will be separated in an effort to spread out the higher ranked teams and also keep European and Latin American teams apart. continue reading »

Brazil and Spain Top Seeded Olympic Soccer Teams

In a stage draw this week, Spain, Brazil, and Britain were chosen as the top seeded teams for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. These teams will be separated in an effort to spread out the higher ranked teams and also keep European and Latin American teams apart. continue reading »

Brazilian Actor dies after Accidentally Hanging Himself During Good Friday Reenactment

Brazilian Actor dies after Accidentally Hanging Himself During Good Friday Reenactment

Tiago Klimeck died on Sunday after spending over two weeks in a medically induced coma due to major brain injuries from a lack of oxygen after accidentally hanging himself during “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday. continue reading »

Closure of Rio Huge Dump Leaves 1200+ Scavengers Without Livelihood

Closure of Rio Huge Dump Leaves 1200+ Scavengers Without Livelihood

The closure of Latin America's largest dump will put some 1,200 people out of work who live by selling the reusable goods they find among the 8,400 tons of trash produced daily by Brazil's second city. The city dump with the bucolic name of Gramacho Garden continue reading »

Stunning 5-Year-Old Niece of Gisele Bundchen Launches Clothing Line in Brazil

Stunning 5-Year-Old Niece of Gisele Bundchen Launches Clothing Line in Brazil

The stunning niece of supermodel Gisele Bunchden is in the works to launch her own eco-friendly clothing line in partnership with Brandii Mundi, a Brazilian clothing brand. continue reading »

FOR REAL:  Mayor of “Presidente Kennedy” Nabbed for Corruption in Sting Dubbed “Oswald” in Brazil

FOR REAL:  Mayor of “Presidente Kennedy” Nabbed for Corruption in Sting Dubbed “Oswald” in Brazil

The mayor of the Brazilian city of Presidente Kennedy was arrested Thursday for corruption in a Federal Police operation ironically dubbed "Lee Harvey Oswald." continue reading »

Brazilian Cannibals Update: Made Home Movie of Crimes- More Victims Feared

Brazilian Cannibals Update: Made Home Movie of Crimes- More Victims Feared

Two of the three suspects arrested for murdering, dismembering and eating their victims in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco made a home movie of their crimes, including cannibalism scenes, media reports said. continue reading »

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

The uprising started during visiting hours Sunday at the Attorney Antonio Jacinto Filho Penitentiary Complex, where more than 150 police officers and prison guards have been deployed while officials negotiate with the inmates, the Sergipe Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil allows abortion when fetus has major brain damage

Brazil allows abortion when fetus has major brain damage

Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a fetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - is not a criminal offense. continue reading »

Esperanza Spalding Rocks It on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ (VIDEO)

Esperanza Spalding Rocks It on Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ (VIDEO)

New Artist of the Year Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding rocked it on last night’s ‘The Daily Show,” check out the video. continue reading »