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Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that after beating cancer, he plans to return to public life "to help Brazil continue growing and developing." continue reading »

Brazilian Wetlands Inspire Gucci Accessories Collection

Brazilian Wetlands Inspire Gucci Accessories Collection

Gucci has taken inspiration from Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands with its latest collection. With bright color, foliage and macaws adorning the luxury brand's new limit continue reading »

Son of Brazil’s Richest Man Kills Cyclist With Sports Car

Son of Brazil’s Richest Man Kills Cyclist With Sports Car

The son of Brazil’s richest man is being investigated on suspicion of manslaughter after his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car struck and killed a cyclist in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Announces First Ever Concerts in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez Announces First Ever Concerts in Brazil

On the actress-singer's website, Jennifer Lopez writes: Hello Brazil! I am coming back in June. For the first time ever I will be performing in Brazil at the Pop Music Festival continue reading »

‘Gang of Blondes’ Believed to Have Kidnapped Dozens in Brazil Have Been Arrested

‘Gang of Blondes’ Believed to Have Kidnapped Dozens in Brazil Have Been Arrested

Six women suspected of being be part of Brazil’s kidnapping “Gang of Blondes” have been identified by police thanks to information from the dozens of victims. Over the weekend, three members of the gang w continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

Brazilian Rapunzel Says She’s Ready to Cut Off her Impressive 5-Foot, 2-Inch Hair

At just 12 years old, a Brazilian girl nicknamed Rapunzel does not just have long hair, she has LONG hair. Though Natasha Moraes de Andrade is just 5 feet, 4 inches tall, her hair is 5 feet, 2 inch continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed Monday in a gunbattle between drug gangs in a Rio slum that has been under police occupation for four months, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

A Brazilian court has barred 17 executives of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country in the wake of two recent oil leaks in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazilians Spent More than Any Other International Tourist, Averaging $5,400 per Person

Brazilians Spent More than Any Other International Tourist, Averaging $5,400 per Person

The United States is now witnessing a turn of the tables as many Brazilians come here for the latest shopping deals. In 2010, according to statistics, Brazilians spent $5.9 billion in the United States and as a result, spend more than any other international tourist spending an average $5,400 per person continue reading »

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have the most suitable environment for climate-related investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a preview of the Climatescope 2012, an upcoming report continue reading »

Chevron Detects New Oil Leak in Brazil

Chevron Detects New Oil Leak in Brazil

U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred last November. Company spokespersons said they detected a "small new seep" at the Frade field, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in the Campos basin, Brazil's largest oil region. continue reading »

Brazil Praised for First Prosecution of Human Rights Abuses During ‘70s Military Dictatorship

Brazil Praised for First Prosecution of Human Rights Abuses During ‘70s Military Dictatorship

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the prosecution of a retired Brazilian army colonel for disappearances during the country’s military dictatorship as a “first and crucial step” in fighting the impunity that surrounds that period. continue reading »

Singer Michel Telo Says He’s Not Worried About Song Authorship Case

Singer Michel Telo Says He’s Not Worried About Song Authorship Case

Brazilian singer Michel Telo said that he is not in favor of a court blockade on the money collected from sales of his hit "Ai se eu te pego" until the controversy over the authorship of the song is resolved. continue reading »

Police in Taubaté, Brazil Hire Batman to Help Fight Crime

Police in Taubaté, Brazil Hire Batman to Help Fight Crime

Though we have a feeling he won't have the really cool gadgets associated with the caped superhero, Batman will now be helping to keep Taubaté, Brazil a safer place. continue reading »