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Could Brazil’s 20-Year-Old Soccer Star, Neymar, be the Next Messi? (VIDEO)

Could Brazil’s 20-Year-Old Soccer Star, Neymar, be the Next Messi? (VIDEO)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, more commonly known as just Neymar, may be barely 20 but that hasn't stopped some from comparing him to Barcelona's Lionel Messi. continue reading »

Incredible Dolphin Rescue in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil (VIDEO)

Incredible Dolphin Rescue in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil (VIDEO)

A beach at Arraial do Cabo in Brazil was the sight of a worrisome and extraordinary scene this week when a pod of dolphins beached themselves. It appears that about 30 dolphins we continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil and Argentina to Discuss Children’s Issues

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil and Argentina to Discuss Children’s Issues

Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues, is traveling to Brazil and Argentina March 5-9, 2012. While in Brazil, Ambassador Jacobs will participate in the second meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Working Group on Children’s Issues continue reading »

Prince Harry Visits Belize Before Heading to Brazil as Part of Diamond Jubilee Tour (VIDEO)

Prince Harry Visits Belize Before Heading to Brazil as Part of Diamond Jubilee Tour (VIDEO)

Saturday, Prince Harry visited the Xunantunich Mayan Temple in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize as part of his Diamond Jubilee tour in the Caribbean and Central America. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, diagnosed last October with cancer of the larynx, is back in Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital with a "slight lung infection," the medical center said. continue reading »

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. continue reading »

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

A man carrying a fake ID with U.S. actor Jack Nicholson's photograph on it was arrested when he tried to open a bank account in the Brazilian city of Recife, police said. continue reading »

Brazil: 30 Tourists Robbed During Hiking Trip

About 30 tourists were robbed over the weekend by six armed men while hiking in Tijuca National Park in the southern section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Two Brazilian soldiers died and another was injured in a fire at the Comandante Ferraz research base that Brazil maintains in Antarctica, officials said. continue reading »

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

A state legislator and two other people died in a plane crash in the northern Brazilian state of Para, officials said. continue reading »

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

Metal Pieces Possibly from Space Rocket Land in Northern Brazil

An unidentified metal object that could have come from a space rocket caused a huge commotion when it fell to earth at a small town in northern Brazil, the press said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today. continue reading »

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations continue reading »

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

A musical troupe that sets Beatles tunes to Brazilian beats on Monday drew 60,000 people to a Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings. continue reading »