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Brazilian Police Bust Paraguayan Organization Trafficking Drugs, Guns

Brazilian Police Bust Paraguayan Organization Trafficking Drugs, Guns

Brazilian police on Thursday broke up a criminal organization that distributed drugs and guns from neighboring Paraguay to gangs operating in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Brazilian Authorities Rescue Kidnapped Italian Teenage Girl

Brazilian Authorities Rescue Kidnapped Italian Teenage Girl

Police in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday morning rescued an Italian teenage girl who had been kidnapped four days ago in the seaside resort of Arraial do Cabo. continue reading »

Brazil Assures Stadiums Will be Ready for World Cup

Brazil Assures Stadiums Will be Ready for World Cup

The Brazilian stadiums scheduled to host 2014 World Cup matches will be ready in time for the June 12 kickoff of the tournament, the country's sports minister said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Reduces Extreme Poverty by Nearly 90 Percent in a Decade

Brazil Reduces Extreme Poverty by Nearly 90 Percent in a Decade

Brazil reduced the number of its citizens living in extreme poverty by 89 percent in the 10 years that the assistance program known as Bolsa Familia has been in existence, the minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger said Monday. continue reading »

$4 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme Discovered in Brazil

$4 Billion Money-Laundering Scheme Discovered in Brazil

Brazil's Federal Police on Monday broke up a band accused of laundering some 10 billion reais (about $4.35 billion) in illegally-earned funds in an operation that mobilized some 400 agents in seven different Brazilian states, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Paradise Fernando de Noronha Island Facing Worse Drought in 50 Years

Brazil’s Paradise Fernando de Noronha Island Facing Worse Drought in 50 Years

Almost 340 kilometers (211 miles) out to sea, where one can no longer see the Brazilian coast, the island of Fernando de Noronha, a natural paradise protected by the country's environmental laws, is suffering through its worse drought of the past 50 years, a dry spell that has virtually exhausted the island's only fresh water spring. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Player Rivaldo Retires, Age 41

Brazilian Soccer Player Rivaldo Retires, Age 41

Soccer star Rivaldo, the 1999 world player of the year and a key member of Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning squad, announced Saturday that he is retiring from the sport at age 41. continue reading »

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made public a letter sent to him by former Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in which he emphasizes the need for dialogue "with all democrats" at a time when the Andean country is facing a wave of protests. continue reading »

Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

Brazilian President Says Investors Are More Confident

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said during a ceremony Wednesday in which private companies signed contracts to manage two major federal highways that the South American giant was inspiring confidence among private-sector investors. continue reading »

Brazilian Auto Production Rises

Brazilian Auto Production Rises

Brazilian vehicle production rose 16.9 percent last month compared to output in February 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the auto industry trade group. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Ricky Martin Arrives in Brazil to Film Promo for World Cup

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin is here to film a promotional video for this year's World Cup soccer tourney in Brazil and will remain in Rio de Janeiro for several days, Brazilian media said Monday. continue reading »

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

2 Foreigners Found Suffocated in Brazil, Murder Investigation Underway

The bodies of a Croatian man and a Swedish man were found inside a house in Jenipabu, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte state, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Officials of the Labor and Employment Ministry found 17 Peruvians working in conditions of slavery at a sewing workshop in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil’s Ruling Party Offers “Continuity with Changes”

Brazil's governing center-left Workers Party will pursue an agenda of "continuity with changes" if - as expected - President Dilma Rousseff wins a second term in the October elections, party chairman Rui Falcao said here Friday. continue reading »

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

A Uruguayan woman attending Brazil's Universidad Federal Latinoamericana who went missing last weekend was found dead with signs of being strangled, the university, known as Unila, said Friday. continue reading »