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First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

New social business enterprised launched in Brazil has obtained financing to roll out innovative early childhood development program benefitting as many as 224,000 pre-school children in Brazil continue reading »

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

‘Big Brother Brasil’ Shows Footage of Housemate Allegedly Raping Another While She is Unconscious

Brazil’s version of the reality/game show worldwide crossover hit Big Brother is in serious trouble after a show participant claims she was sexually assaulted by a housemate while the production team sat back and watched. continue reading »

Gisele Bundchen Highlights Energy Poverty in Kenya, While Hubby Tom Brady Defeats Tebow

Gisele Bundchen Highlights Energy Poverty in Kenya, While Hubby Tom Brady Defeats Tebow

While Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is working as a UN Advocate her hubby Patriot quarterback Tom Brady gave a sounding defeat to Tim Tebow's Denver Bronco's last night in a 45-10 blowout game. continue reading »

U.S. Visa Demand from Brazil, Already up 50% in 2012

U.S. Visa Demand from Brazil, Already up 50% in 2012

Visa processing in Brazil and China jumped more than 50 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 from the same period in 2011. At the same time, our Missions in China and Brazil decreased the wait for visa interviews. continue reading »

Orange Juice From Brazil to be Tested for Fungicide

Orange Juice From Brazil to be Tested for Fungicide

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Wednesday to Efe that it will test all imports of orange juice after detecting low quantities of a fungicide in a batch coming from Brazil. continue reading »

Google Map Street View Shows Woman Face Down on the Sidewalk in Brazil. What Happened?! (VIDEO)

Google Map Street View Shows Woman Face Down on the Sidewalk in Brazil. What Happened?! (VIDEO)

“Easter eggs” have been found in a number of things, but one found of a Brazilian street view on Google Maps has us wondering, what happened? While Easter eggs are generally intentionally hidden messages continue reading »

Allegations of Amazon Indian Child ‘Burned Alive’ by Loggers Surfaces

Allegations of Amazon Indian Child ‘Burned Alive’ by Loggers Surfaces

Loggers have invaded the Amazon home of uncontacted Awá Indians, one of whom has reportedly been ‘burned alive’. continue reading »

Speaker John Boehner Leads Delegation to Latin America, Brazil First Stop

Speaker John Boehner Leads Delegation to Latin America, Brazil First Stop

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday praised the pacification program being carried out in "favelas," the shantytowns de Brazil's second-largest city, during a visit to one of those neighborhoods. continue reading »

Bus Accident in Brazil Leaves 7 Dead, 15 Injured

Bus Accident in Brazil Leaves 7 Dead, 15 Injured

At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured when a truck collided with a bus in a city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba, police said. continue reading »

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Heads From Brazil to Uruguay

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Heads From Brazil to Uruguay

In the last few weeks, Facebook found Mark Zuckerberg has gone from the U.S. to Vietnam to Brazil and is now in Uruguay with his girlfriend and a reported group of seven friends. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Visit National Shrine of Aparecida in Brazil, World’s Largest Marian Shrine

Nearly 11 Million Visit National Shrine of Aparecida in Brazil, World’s Largest Marian Shrine

The National Shrine of Aparecida, which is located in the northern city of Aparecida (São Paulo State), welcomed a total of 10,885,878 million visitors in 2011. continue reading »

Auto Sales in Brazil Reach Record High

Auto Sales in Brazil Reach Record High

More than 3.63 million new cars, pick-up trucks, vans, large trucks and buses were sold last year in Brazil, an increase of 3.63 percent over 2010 and a new record, the Fenabrave distributors' association said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil has More Than One Million Child Workers, Plans to Eliminate Practice by 2020

Brazil has More Than One Million Child Workers, Plans to Eliminate Practice by 2020

According to the latest figures of the population census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), over a million children aged between 10 and 14 continue to work in the country, despite government measures against child exploitation. continue reading »

Brazil Overtakes Britain as World’s 6th Largest Economy (VIDEO)

Brazil Overtakes Britain as World’s 6th Largest Economy (VIDEO)

A leading economic research group says Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth-largest economy. The London-based Center for Economics and Business continue reading »

Gang Stealing Hair From Brazilian Salons

Gang Stealing Hair From Brazilian Salons

Police are investigating a gang that has been targeting beauty salons here in Brazil's largest city to steal the natural locks used for hair extensions, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »