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Discarded Waste from Tropical Fruit Acai to Supply Power Plants in Brazil

Discarded Waste from Tropical Fruit Acai to Supply Power Plants in Brazil

A $2 million pilot project backed by the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund will help poor families in northern Brazil become biomass suppliers to power plants by using waste from açai, a tropical fruit. continue reading »

Brazilian Cops on Strike, Supporters Confront Military

Brazilian Cops on Strike, Supporters Confront Military

Demonstrators supporting the policemen who have been on strike for six days in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia clashed briefly Monday with soldiers posted around the regional parliament in Salvador, which is occupied by disgruntled cops. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen May be Stealing Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Spotlight

Gisele Bundchen May be Stealing Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Spotlight

While Tom Brady is supposed to be the one getting all of the attention at the moment, his wife Gisele Bundchen seems to be stealing her husband’s Super Bowl spotlight. The 31 year old was featured topless in Versace’s new denim campaign. continue reading »

Victoria’s Secret Brazilian Model Adriana Lima Stars in TWO  Super Bowl Ads (Videos)

Victoria’s Secret Brazilian Model Adriana Lima Stars in TWO Super Bowl Ads (Videos)

The Super Bowl is tonight and you probably know a few people who are more interested in the commercials than the game. Several have already been uploaded on YouTube, but some companies, especially those in the auto industry, have decided to either upload extended clips or elaborate previews. Kia went the extra mile. The car company recruited the sexy Victoria’s Secret model Adirana Lima for their ad, called “Drive The Dream.” continue reading »

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Survival International has released close-up pictures of uncontacted Indians, exactly a year after aerial photos from Brazil astonished the world. The new photographs taken in south-east Peru show an uncontacted family from the Mashco Piro. continue reading »

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

The Cuban government has again denied dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez permission to leave the country, which on this occasion she requested for a trip to Brazil where she was invited to the premiere of a documentary. continue reading »

52 Brazilians Found to be Working as ‘Slaves’ in Amazon Region

52 Brazilians Found to be Working as ‘Slaves’ in Amazon Region

Brazilian authorities on Wednesday rescued 52 farm workers who were being held in slave-like conditions on three ranches in the Amazon state of Para, the government said. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Brazil’s President Rousseff in Cuba Chatting with Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro received Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at the Palace of the Revolution, where they discussed the bilateral agenda continue reading »

UN Expert Urging Brazil to Stop Evictions of Sao Paulo Settlements

UN Expert Urging Brazil to Stop Evictions of Sao Paulo Settlements

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Brazilian authorities to suspend evictions from the Pinheirinho settlement in São Paulo and find other solutions with residents. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro’s Building Collapse Death Toll Climbs to 17

Rio de Janeiro’s Building Collapse Death Toll Climbs to 17

The death toll from this week's collapse of three buildings in Rio de Janeiro's historic downtown has risen to 17, officials said Saturday. Despite steady rain that has fallen since Friday night, dozens of firefighters were still working amid the mountain of rubble to find the corpses of at least five people still believed to be missing. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot (VIDEO)

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Shoots Himself in the Foot (VIDEO)

An armed bank robber in Brazil made his own capture rather easy after he shot himself in the foot. On Monday, three men entered a bank in northern Parana, Brazil and demanded that tellers hand over money. continue reading »

Brazil Buildings Collapse, Claim At Least 3, With Many Still Missing

Brazil Buildings Collapse, Claim At Least 3, With Many Still Missing

The bodies of three people were found Thursday morning amid the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. continue reading »

Secretary Clinton to Receive Youth Ambassadors from Brazil

Secretary Clinton to Receive Youth Ambassadors from Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will welcome 45 Brazilian Youth Ambassadors to the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »

Brazil Returns 47 Tons of Hospital Waste to the U.S.

Brazil Returns 47 Tons of Hospital Waste to the U.S.

Brazil has returned to the United States 46.6 tons of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by customs agents, the Freight Terminal at the port of Suape said Sunday. continue reading »