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Brazil dismantles large deforestation gang active in Amazon rain forest

The "largest deforestation gang" active in Brazil's Amazon rain forest has been dismantled, authorities said Thursday.
Investors watching Brazil's elections

- 2 days earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Brazilian markets are bullish on the surge of a candidate who could take the presidency in October's election.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

- 23 hours earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest

- 23 hours earlier @ bbc.com: The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest. The gang is accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally ...

Brazil Dismantles Large Deforestation Gang

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Brazil Dismantles Large Deforestation Gang

Brazil dismantles large deforestation gang active in Amazon rain forest

Brazil's Mantega says opposition win could wreck economy

By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's finance minister waded into the country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers' Party. The comments by Guido Mantega, which the opposition and some analysts criticized as unbecoming of a sitting ...

Brazil GDP Probably Shrank Most in 5 Years as Vote Nears

Brazil’s economy probably contracted in the second quarter by the most since the global financial crisis as policy makers struggle to revive growth before October’s presidential election.

Brazil 2015 Primary Surplus Target Wider Than 2014, Budget Shows

Brazil’s government will aim for a primary surplus next year of at least 114.7 billion reais ($50.9 billion), up from 99 billion reais this year.

Brazil telecom battle heats up as Oi tries to buy, split TIM

RIO DE JANEIRO/PARIS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals. Oi said it hired Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA to explore alternatives to acquire Telecom Italia SpA's ...

Brazil's valley of beauties appeals for single men

Telegraph.co.uk: The situation has led some of the women, who are known throughout Brazil for their beauty, to put out an appeal for single men. “Here, the only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us; everyone is a cousin,” said Nelma Fernandes, 23.

Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest

BBC News: The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest. The gang is accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally ...

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Prisoner transfer begins after rioters decapitate inmates

CNN: Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) -- Brazilian authorities say they have begun transferring inmates from a prison in the southern city of Cascavel after riots inside turned deadly -- with two inmates decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block ...

Brazil prisoners decapitated in Cascavel jail riot

BBC News: Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others. Two of the victims were decapitated while two more died after they were pushed off the roof of the building. The ...

Deadly riot in southern Brazil jail - The Punch

Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others. Two of the victims were decapitated and others were pushed from the roof of the building, two of ...

BRAZIL INDEX ETF SHARES COULD RISE..

3 Reasons iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF Shares Could Rise

NASDAQ: Yet when it comes to countries that investors typically flock to, you'll often find Brazil near the top of the list. And it's no surprise, as Brazil is the seventh-largest economy in the world with a 2012 gross domestic product of $2.25 trillion ...

3 Reasons iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF Shares Could Rise

Motley Fool: Yet when it comes to countries that investors typically flock to, you'll often find Brazil near the top of the list. And it's no surprise, as Brazil is the seventh-largest economy in the world with a 2012 gross domestic product of $2.25 trillion ...

3 Reasons iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF Shares Could Rise

3 Reasons iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF Shares Could Rise

ANTONIO ERMIRIO DE MORAES..

Brazil's Antonio Ermirio De Moraes, One Of FORBES' Original Billionaires, Dead

Forbes: Antonio Ermirio de Moraes, a Brazilian billionaire and former chairman of family-owned Grupo Votorantim, Latin America's fifth-largest diversified industrial conglomerate, died this Sunday from heart failure at his home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 86 ...

IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL..

Brazil Prison Revolt Ends After Deal Is Reached

New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — A bloody prison uprising in southern Brazil that left at least five inmates dead at the hands of fellow prisoners, including two who were beheaded, ended on Tuesday morning after negotiators said they had reached an agreement with the ...

At Least 4 Inmates Are Killed During Bloody Prison Uprising in Brazil

New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — A bloody prison uprising in southern Brazil that left at least four inmates dead at the hands of fellow prisoners, including two by beheading, seemed to ease on Monday after negot iators said they had reached an agreement with the ...

Inmates beheaded in prison riot in southern Brazil

Deutsche Welle: Brazil currently has more than half a million prisoners and faces severe overcrowding. In January, the United Nations called for an investigation into a wave of violence at Brazil's Pedrinhas prison after a video was released showing several ...

Deadly riot in southern Brazil jail

Police in Brazil say four prisoners have been killed - two of them decapitated - in a riot in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel.

2 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil say two inmates have been beheaded and more injured in a prison riot in the southern city of Cascavel.

WALL STREET JOURNAL..

Marina Silva Shines in Brazil's First Presidential Campaign Debate

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil Socialist Party candidate Marina Silva, now the front-runner in the nation's presidential race, according to polls, added to her momentum with a strong showing in the first televised campaign debate Tuesday. Ms. Silva, who officially ...

Brazil's Oi Hires Bank to Study Purchase of Stake in TIM

Wall Street Journal: Telecom Italia Shares Up On Interest In Brazil Unit Telecom Italia shares soar after Brazilian phone co Oi says it's hired a bank to study the purchase of shares in the Italian firm's Brazilian unit, TIM Participacoes. Investors seem to think this ...

Rising Political Star Upends Brazil Presidential Race

Wall Street Journal: Ms. Rousseff leads the survey in the first round of balloting, scheduled for Oct. 5, with 34% of the prospective vote, according to Ibope, compared with 29% for Ms. Silva and 19% for Aecio Neves, a pro-business candidate with the Brazilian Social ...

Brazil Hotel Chain on the Block

Wall Street Journal: GTIS Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm, is part of a group offering 19 reais ($8.30) a share in a tender offer for the country's third-largest hotel chain, with more than 9,000 rooms in Brazil, according to documents describing the tender ...

PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

Brazil holds TV presidential election debate

BBC News: Candidates in Brazil's presidential election have taken part in the first televised debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff went head to head with main rivals Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and Aecio Neves of the ...

Brazil's presidential campaign

The Economist: IN HIS presidential bid Eduardo Campos, the former governor of Pernambuco, set out to break the mould of Brazilian politics, polarised between the ruling left-wing Workers' Party (PT) of President Dilma Rousseff and the centre-right Party of Brazilian ...

New Brazil poll shows Silva beating Rousseff in runoff

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva would handily beat President Dilma Rousseff if Brazil's October election goes to a runoff, a poll showed on Wednesday, an outcome that seemed unimaginable just a few weeks ago and one that would put an end to 12 years of Workers' Party rule. Silva would win 43.7 percent of the votes to 37.8 percent for Rousseff in a runoff ...

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