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Toll-Road Operator Wins Brazil Highway Contract

Toll-Road Operator Wins Brazil Highway Contract

Brazilian toll-road operator Invepar on Friday was awarded a 30-year concession contract to operate a stretch of the BR-040 federal highway linking the capital, Brasilia, and the southeastern city of Juiz de Fora. continue reading »

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

Though Anderson Silva's middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman back in July was a major upset for the Silva, the former title holder, Saturday's rematch proved to be even more shocking. continue reading »

Brazilian President Visits Regions Affected by Floods

Brazilian President Visits Regions Affected by Floods

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff flew over flood-ravaged areas in her native state of Minas Gerais on Friday and announced more humanitarian aid for the victims of the torrential rains that up to now have left 41 people dead in the southeastern part of the country. continue reading »

Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Electronic Cigarettes

Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Electronic Cigarettes

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014. continue reading »

Brazil Rescues Spanish Tourists Lost in National Park

Brazil Rescues Spanish Tourists Lost in National Park

Brazilian firefighters on Thursday rescued two Spanish tourists who had gotten lost in the Tijuca Nature Park, an environmental preserve in the middle of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil Considering 8 Groups for Highway Concession

Brazil Considering 8 Groups for Highway Concession

Four companies and four consortiums have been authorized to compete for a concession to operate a stretch of Brazil's BR-040 federal highway. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Expedites Aid to Flood-Ravaged Areas in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Expedites Aid to Flood-Ravaged Areas in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday established new regulations reducing red tape and allowing regions affected by natural disasters, such as the heavy rains besetting the southeastern part of the country, to receive financial aid and other emergency resources more quickly. continue reading »

Heavy Rain in Brazil Leave 22 Dead

Heavy Rain in Brazil Leave 22 Dead

At least 22 people died and some 46,900 were forced to evacuate their homes after more than a week of torrential rains in southeastern Brazil, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Lottery Winner and His Brother Kidnapped in Brazil & Successfully Rescued

Lottery Winner and His Brother Kidnapped in Brazil & Successfully Rescued

A lottery winner and his brother were rescued Tuesday from kidnappers, police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo said. The brothers were found unharmed inside a residence in Guarulhos, a suburb of Sao Paulo city. continue reading »

12-year-old Girl Killed in Crossfire Between Cops and Gangs in Brazil Shantytown

12-year-old Girl Killed in Crossfire Between Cops and Gangs in Brazil Shantytown

A 12-year-old girl died Monday of a gunshot to the head during a shootout between police and members of a drug-trafficking gang in a shantytown here in Brazil's second city, authorities said.The incident occurred in Para Pedro, a "favela" in the area north of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Bus Plunges Down 32-Foot Ravine in Brazil Killing 14, Injuring 32

Bus Plunges Down 32-Foot Ravine in Brazil Killing 14, Injuring 32

At least 14 people were killed and 32 others injured when a bus went off a highway in Brazil's Sao Paulo state and plunged into a ravine, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Torrential Rains Lead to 3 Deaths

Torrential Rains Lead to 3 Deaths

At least three people died as a result of the heavy rains registered Thursday in the eastern coastal Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, government agencies said. continue reading »

Brazil to Establish Registry of Homeless Population

Brazil to Establish Registry of Homeless Population

President Dilma Rousseff announced here Thursday the creation of a registry of Brazil's homeless people with the aim of being able to develop "more appropriate" public policies for this segment of the population. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Deepwater Oil Find Off of Northeastern Brazil

Petrobras Announces Deepwater Oil Find Off of Northeastern Brazil

Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras announced the discovery of an oil accumulation in a deepwater area off the coast of the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. continue reading »

$400,000 Worth of Human Hair Seized by Brazilian Authorities

$400,000 Worth of Human Hair Seized by Brazilian Authorities

Brazilian custom authorities working out of the Sao Paulo International airport are reporting the seizure of one ton of human hair valued at $400,000. continue reading »