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Brazil, Barca striker Neymar says back almost fully recovered

Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.
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Brazil pin-up Neymar mobbed in Japan

Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" on Thursday when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital sporting sunglasses, baseball cap and designer stubble on a whistle-stop visit to sign a sponsorship deal with a bed manufacturer. "My back is getting better and I'm hoping to join up with my team-mates as soon as possible," Neymar told reporters later as he perched on a foam mattress the makers ...

World Cup drinking in Brazil gives beer company AB InBev big boost

The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beers experienced a sharp surge in sales in Brazil during the World Cup with the month-long contest leading to consumption of an extra 140 million litres or 2 million barrels. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said on Thursday this helped it to earn more than expected in the second quarter, along with strength in China and Mexico ...

Isolated indigenous tribe make contact with outside world in Brazil

Telegraph.co.uk: After the native people made initial contact with the Ashaninka on June 26, a team from Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) traveled to the area and filmed a second encounter on June 30, according to news portal G1, which posted the video online.

Brazil's Bradesco beats quarterly profit estimates, keeps guidance

Banco Bradesco SA, Brazil's second-largest private-sector lender, beat second-quarter profit estimates by a large margin on Wednesday after managing to incorporate the impact of higher borrowing costs ...

Gaza Crisis: El Salvador Joins Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru to Recall

El Salvador has joined four Latin American countries in recalling its Israel ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest at the military's ground and air offensive in the Gaza Strip. Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have all recalled their diplomatic ...

Brazil hosts OCEARCH Shark Expedition

PARK CITY, Utah -- OCEARCH is bringing its unique research vessel to Brazilian waters to study great sharks with Brazil's top shark scientists, along with a team of collaborative researchers and crew aboard ...

Brazil Development Bank Will Allow Solar Cell Imports to 2020

Brazil’s BNDES development bank will allow solar developers to import photovoltaic cells until 2020 as part of efforts to spur domestic solar manufacturing capacity.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL..

Brazil's Sao Martinho Cuts Cane-Harvest Forecast

Wall Street Journal: São Paulo produces more than half of Brazil's sugar cane. The state suffered from the worst drought in decades in the beginning of this year, hurting the development of cane and reducing the size of the harvest. However, the drought also left fields ...

Brazil Central Government Has Primary Deficit of 1.9 Billion Reais in June

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's central government had a primary budget deficit of 1.9 billion reais ($840 million) in June, the country's treasury said Wednesday. In the first six months of the year, the central government, including the central bank and social ...

Banco Santander's Brazil Unit Fires Analyst, Others After Political Comment

Wall Street Journal: Santander is one of Brazil's largest banks and earned almost $2.5 billion in profit in Brazil last year. In a note posted on its website Monday, the bank apologized to its Brazilian customers. It said "political or partisan bias" has no place in its ...

Brazil's Lula Campaigns for Chosen Heir, Legacy

Wall Street Journal: For the past few months, Brazil's former leader has crisscrossed the country, pressing hands, posing for photos and boasting of his past accomplishments ahead of the nation's October presidential elections. In Praia Grande he addressed a congress of ...

NEW BRAZIL COACH..

Neymar Criticised by New Brazil Coach Dunga for Dyed Hair, Wearing Caps

Bleacher Report: The relationship between new Brazil coach Dunga and the team's talisman, Neymar, could be one to watch, with the manager criticising the forward over his dyed hair and choice of hats. Central to Dunga's criticism, it seems, is his desire to make sure ...

New Brazil coach criticizes Neymar over choice of hats, hair dye

SB Nation: Brazil had a disastrous World Cup, being eliminated by Germany in a 7-1 thumping that left the country in shock. Clearly, changes needed to be made, and Brazil's solution was to hire Dunga as manager. That is the same Dunga who they fired just four ...

New Brazil coach criticizes Neymar over choice of hats, hair dye

Dunga has a lot of thoughts on Neymar, who didn't even play when Brazil got thumped by Germany. Brazil had a disastrous World Cup, being eliminated by Germany in a 7-1 thumping that left the country in shock. Clearly, changes needed to be made, and Brazil's solution was to hire Dunga as manager. That is the same Dunga who they fired just four years ago. Dunga got the boot for a variety of ...

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Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Forbes: Brazil's economy might be growing near zero, and it's currency isn't as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn't stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone. In fact, according to ...

Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Brazil's economy might be growing near zero, and it's currency isn't as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn't stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone. In fact, according to The Economist magazine's latest edition of the Big Mac index, Brazil's currency is overvalued, and is third behind mega rich nations like Norway ...

PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'

MiamiHerald.com: BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre." Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the comment while speaking with local media outlets Monday from the presidential residence in Brasilia. In an article ...

Brazil's Leader Calls Gaza Conflict 'A Massacre'

ABC News: Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre." Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the comment while speaking with local media outlets Monday from the presidential residence in Brasilia. In an article posted on the website ...

Brazil Candidate Says Weaker Real ’Essential’ to Help Companies

Aecio Neves, the closest challenger to Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff ahead of October elections, said a weaker currency seems essential to help boost domestic output.

LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI..

Brazil World Cup coach Luiz Felipe Scolari takes charge at Grêmio

The Guardian: He had returned for a second spell as Brazil's coach in November 2012, saying his team had “a duty” to win a sixth World Cup on home soil. But, despite reaching the semi-finals, they did not cope with the pressure and capitulated to an astonishing 7-1 ...

Scolari back with Brazil club Gremio for 3rd stint

Yahoo Sports: FILE - In this Friday, July 11, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari smiles during a press conference a day before his team's World Cup third-place soccer match against the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Luiz ...

Scolari back with Brazil club Gremio for 3rd stint

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) -- Luiz Felipe Scolari is returning to Gremio for his third coaching stint with the Brazilian club two weeks after resigning as Brazil's national coach.

IN BRAZIL..

Apple TV launches channel in Brazil

ZDNet: The Apple set-top box is available for purchase in Brazil for R$399 ($177) — by comparison, it retails for $99 in the US. A more affordable media streamer is Google's Chromecast — launched locally last month — available to Brazilian consumers for R ...

Italy to extradite convicted organ-trafficker to Brazil

Fox News Latino: Italy has agreed to extradite an Israeli army reservist who was convicted in Brazil of organ trafficking, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. Officers are on their way to Rome to take custody of Maj. Gedalya Tauber and escort him back to the South ...

Activists in Brazil are fighting to protect the environment — and their lives

Xavante indigenous activist Hiparidi Toptiro has been fighting to keep his tribe's protected forests, in Mato Grosso state, safe from farmers looking to expand their soy fields. Toptiro has bullet scars testifying to the dangers of sticking up for the ...

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

MiamiHerald.com: SAO PAULO -- Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in an emailed statement that it found evidence showing that since ...

Isolated Indians make contact with outside world in Brazil

Isolated native people likely fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world, according to a video released by the country's indigenous authority. The Indians, part of the "Pano" linguistic group, made contact with the Ashaninka native people of northern Brazil in late June. The meeting was documented in a video released ...

Solar Farms Register 10.8 Gigawatts for Brazil Auction

Solar energy developers in Brazil applied to sell power from 400 power plants in the country’s first national energy auction with a specific category for photovoltaic projects.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

SAO PAULO (AP) — Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.

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