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Biblical Soap Opera Enjoying Ungodly Success in Brazil

ABC News: The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. The scene oozes with over-the-top drama that makes Brazil's prime-time ...
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Need a favorite? Can't go wrong with Argentina, Brazil

USA TODAY: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you're trying to pick a winner in the Under-20 World Cup, you may not need to look much further than Latin America. Argentina has won it six times. Brazil has won five, the last in 2011. The two countries have also been ...

Head of Brazilian federation flees Switzerland ahead of FIFA presidential vote

USA TODAY: World soccer's corruption scandal took another bizarre twist on Thursday when the head of Brazil's national federation fled Switzerland on the eve of the presidential vote that will decide whether Sepp Blatter remains in charge of FIFA. Marco Polo Del ...

Brazil to 'only benefit' from corruption probe - Roussef

ESPN FC: Brazil president promises benefits from probe; CBF chief returns home. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti and Shaka Hislop discuss the repercussions of FIFA sponsorships if Sepp Blatter is to be reelected, but both agree their stance does not change as sponsors ...

Brazil, Argentina Probe Soccer Industry - WSJ

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil and Argentina, two of the world's major soccer powers, initiated probes against local executives in tandem with the U.S.-led bribery case that has targeted international soccer organizations and shaken the sports world. In Brazil ...

FIFA arrests spur Brazil to probe soccer corruption

Reuters: Either these guys all go to prison or they will continue sucking the blood out of Brazilian football until its final death," said Romario, who led Brazil's national team to World Cup victory in 1994 and has since become an outspoken critic of ...

Haitian Migrants Fill Shelters In Brazil's Border Towns

And migrant shelters are filling up not just in Miami or Puerto Rico – but in the border towns and cities of Brazil. In the northwest state of Acre, migrants arrive by the busload every day with hopes of finding permanent homes and stable jobs in the ...

Stellar new bistro-bar brings Brazil to Cleveland (photos)

cleveland.com: "When I saw it, I knew this was the place," says Batista, who moved from Brazil in 2000, when she was 19. "Right away, I imagined myself cooking for people as if they were friends coming over to my own home." On Saturday, the place felt like a home ...

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In Brazil, Restored Credibility Will Eventually Lift Market

Forbes: Who's running this country anyway? Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has seemingly gone AWOL and no one minds. At least no one in the markets at least. Under new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, credibility is being restored. Levy announced fresh cuts ...

Brazil's president names progressive lawyer to Supreme Court

President Dilma Rousseff nominated a law professor close to leftist social groups on Tuesday to sit on Brazil's Supreme Court as it begins to investigate dozens of ruling coalition politicians for corruption. If confirmed by the Senate, Luiz Edson Fachin, a civil law expert from Parana state, will take the seat of Joaquim Barbosa, the former chief justice who retired last year after leading ...

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Brazil's Petrobras Unveils Details Of Debentures Issue - WSJ

Wall Street Journal: Petrobras' free cash flow remains deeply negative as it continues to invest heavily to develop ultra-deep-water oil reserves off the coast of Brazil. Earlier this month, the company said interest and amortization on existing debt are expected to cost ...

Brazil's Petrobras Unveils Details Of Debentures Issue

Wall Street Journal: Petrobras' free cash flow remains deeply negative as it continues to invest heavily to develop ultra-deep-water oil reserves off the coast of Brazil. Earlier this month, the company said interest and amortization on existing debt are expected to cost ...

Brazil's Senate Clears Second Austerity Bill

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—The Brazilian Senate on Wednesday approved a controversial bill meant to save taxpayer money by reducing pension payments to widows. The measure is part of a broader effort to reduce the government's high debt levels, which are threatening ...

Brazil's Senate Clears Second Austerity Bill - WSJ

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—The Brazilian Senate on Wednesday approved a controversial bill meant to save taxpayer money by reducing pension payments to widows. The measure is part of a broader effort to reduce the government's high debt levels, which are threatening ...

BlackBerry Messenger helped catch allegedly corrupt officials in Brazil

Prosecutors in Brazil have used BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to expose alleged corruption, the Wall Street Journal reports. Alongside confessions from insiders at energy corporation Petroleo Brasileiro, information was ...

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Brazil leads way in Latin America in taking Syrian refugees

U-T San Diego: In this May 15, 2015 photo, Syrian refugee Abdulhannan Mouhammed, second from left, attends Friday prayer at a mosque in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Two years after the Syrian civil war broke out, Brazil adopted measures that made it easier for Syrians to be ...

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil assets rally on politics, Fed hopes

Brazil's stocks and currency led gains in Latin America on Wednesday as hopes that President Dilma Rousseff would improve ties with her allies in Congress added to expectations that the Federal Reserve may take longer to raise U.S. interest rates. The real rallied more than 2 percent to its strongest intraday level in a month after Rousseff tasked Vice President Michel Temer, who is from the ...

IN BRAZIL..

US tackles Brazil's dirty game

Financial Times: Before this week, José Maria Marin was best known in Brazil for getting caught on camera in 2012 furtively pocketing a gold medal at a junior soccer awards ceremony. The former head of Brazil's football federation, the CBF, later barked at journalists ...

FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

NPR: One day after a string of bribery arrests and indictments was revealed to center on FIFA, the soccer organization's president, Sepp Blatter, says he will not resign. Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA emerged just two days before Blatter is set ...

Linchpin of Brazil soccer business central to FIFA corruption sweep

Reuters: His hefty commissions were divvied up as kickbacks for soccer officials in Brazil and throughout the Americas, Hawilla told U.S. investigators as part of plea deal in which he also agreed to forfeit over $151 million. In an indictment released by the ...

Journalist Who Denounced Drug Trafficking Murdered in Brazil

ABC News: A radio journalist known for denouncing drug traffickers and organized crime groups was murdered in northeastern Brazil, police said Wednesday. Three men armed with machine guns and pistols killed Djalma Santos da Conceicao Saturday night in the ...

Brazil February retail sales post sharpest drop since 2003

The latest retail data underscored expectations of an economic recession in Brazil this year as President Dilma Rousseff raises taxes and cuts spending to limit public debt and safeguard the country's investment-grade rating. Furniture and home appliance sales also tumbled 10.4 percent from a year earlier and declined 1.3 percent from January, as borrowing costs rose due to a series of interest ...

Rising Inflation Fails to Deter Equity Markets in Brazil

Stock markets in Brazil were up on April 8, despite a rise in the inflation rate for March.

Kim Kardashian Flaunts Curves In Tight Black Dress In Brazil From

Although Kim Kardashian, 34, was relatively covered up when she stepped out in Brazil , the focus of her fashionable look was her hourglass figure — she's one hot mama! The star stepped out at Shopping Iguatemi in Sao ...

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