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Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

A strike on Thursday disrupted metro service in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, leading to traffic backups and a riot by angry commuters at one station just a week before Sao Paulo is due to host the opening match of the 2014 soccer World Cup. continue reading »

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only six of the 12 stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Brazil will have WiFi so fans can use the Internet, telecom industry trade association Sinditelebrasil said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Unemployment in Brazil rose to 7.1 percent in the first quarter, the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, or IBGE, reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers' money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, who played left back for Brazil's 1974 World Cup team, has died from an intestinal hemorrhage, the Brazilian Soccer Federation, or CBF, said. He was 62. continue reading »

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

The retired army colonel slain last month after testifying that he tortured opponents of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship also admitted to engineering the "disappearance" of dissidents from Argentina, documents release Friday show. continue reading »

Brazil to Cut Imports, Pollution by Boosting Biodiesel Consumption

Brazil to Cut Imports, Pollution by Boosting Biodiesel Consumption

Brazil's fuel distributors will have to increase the percentage of biodiesel blended into regular diesel from 5 percent to 6 percent as of June as part of a push to cut fuel imports and reduce pollution, the government said. continue reading »

Brazilian Use Tear Gas on Anti-World Cup Protesters

Brazilian Use Tear Gas on Anti-World Cup Protesters

Brazilian police used tear gas and officers on horseback in Brasilia Tuesday to prevent some 2,000 anti-World Cup protesters from reaching the stadium where the coveted trophy was on display. continue reading »

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

Fifty Sao Paulo state police officers took part in an FBI course on controlling disturbances as Brazil's largest city prepares to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said Monday. The five-day course provided training in crowd control strategies, the use of force, decision-making continue reading »

Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

Sao Paulo Suffers Record 214-Mile Traffic Jam

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolis and one of the host cities for this summer's soccer World Cup, suffered a record traffic jam with 344 kilometers (214 miles) of streets where traffic was slowed almost to a standstill, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Awards Galvao Engenharia With Highway Concession

Brazil Awards Galvao Engenharia With Highway Concession

Brazilian firm Galvao Engenharia was awarded a 30-year contract Friday to operate a 624.8-kilometer (388-mile) stretch of the BR-153 federal highway linking northern Brazil's Tocantins state with Goias, in the center of the country. continue reading »

Brazil Gov’t to Spend $216 Million on Conservation Efforts in Amazon

Brazil Gov’t to Spend $216 Million on Conservation Efforts in Amazon

Brazil plans to spend 477 million reais (about $216 million) to bolster monitoring and conservation efforts in protected areas in the Amazon, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Sees Support Rising in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Sees Support Rising in Brazil

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff has a lead of 20 percentage points over her main challenger in the race for Brazil's Oct. 5 elections, a poll released Thursday shows. continue reading »

Sao Paulo’s Public Transportation Workers Go on Strike

Sao Paulo’s Public Transportation Workers Go on Strike

A surprise protest by public transportation workers on Tuesday paralyzed 14 of Sao Paulo's bus terminals and left thousands of residents in Brazil's largest city stranded while trying to return home at the end of the workday, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazilian Farmers Receive $70.5 Billion Credit Line from Government

Brazilian Farmers Receive $70.5 Billion Credit Line from Government

President Dilma Rousseff announced Monday that the government will make available to Brazil's farmers and ranchers a 156.1 billion reais ($70.5 billion) credit line, a hike of 14.7 percent over the previous season. continue reading »