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Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio

Reuters: After navigating questions about hiccups that had raised concerns about preparations, the sports minister's eyes sparkled when asked about Brazil's medals aim at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first to be hosted by a South American country. "We have a ...
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Brazil's Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off

TechCrunch: Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coalition of international investors that are betting on the online video opportunity in Brazil. Brazil's e.bricks, Brazilian-Israeli firm Initial Capital ...

Brazilian Soccer's Financial Disarray Starts to Show on the Field

New York Times: SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Less than a year after its humiliating elimination from the World Cup, Brazilian soccer has a new crisis on its hands. Brazil's professional teams are drowning in debt, hemorrhaging players and playing in near-empty stadiums. Eight ...

Colombian Stock Exchange Favors Having Brazil in Integration

Bloomberg: Colombia's stock exchange informally discussed selling a stake to its Brazilian counterpart as part of a move toward an integrated regional market. Juan Pablo Cordoba, president of Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, said in an interview at Bloomberg's ...

Brazilian teams cruise, San Lorenzo out

ESPN FC (blog): Retaining the trophy always looked like a tough task, especially when they were drawn in the same group as Brazilian giants Corinthians and Sao Paulo. With only two slots available in the knockout stage, one of the big three had to fall by the wayside ...

Pele: World Cup was a 'disaster' for Brazil

ESPN FC: Pele acknowledges that last year's World Cup was a "disaster" for Brazil but is not surprised how quickly the likes of Oscar and Ramires have bounced back in the Premier League this season. Brazil were humiliated by Germany in a 7-1 semifinal defeat ...

UPDATE 1-Brazil's economy unexpectedly adds jobs in March

Reuters: Brazil's economy is expected to shrink 1 percent in 2015, according to market forecasts in a weekly central bank poll. The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 percent in February, according to the latest data available, up from 5.1 percent one year before.

What a US rate hike will mean for Brazil

CNBC: That's not Mexico or Canada—that's Brazil. And the country will likely take an economic hit if (or when) the Federal Reserve decides to tighten U.S. monetary policy, said John Kilduff, founding partner at investment management firm Again Capital ...

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Brazil removes 50 tons of dead fish from Olympic waters

Al Jazeera America: Tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon where Olympic events are to be held in 2016, sparking debate among officials and scientists over what caused the mass die-off, as well as fears that the water may be unsafe for athletes.

Priscila Souza dominates, claims inaugural Shooto Brazil women's

MMA Fighting: RIO DE JANEIRO -- Shooto Brazil returned to the Hebraica Club in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night to crown a new champion. The 25-year-old bantamweight Priscila Souza (8-4), nine years younger than her opponent Luciana Pereira (5-4-1), dominated the ...

Usain Bolt runs his slowest 100m final ever; Brazil TV simulates Bolt's dream

NBCSports.com: Usain Bolt's first 100m race of the season did not sit well with the fastest man of all time. Bolt won in 10.12 seconds in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, over U.S. Olympian Ryan Bailey, Netherlands Olympian Churandy Martina and a Brazilian. “I think it was ...

Brazil Aiming to Win When It Hosts Games

New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics. The nation was working hard to make sure its athletes can ...

Brazil more than beans as Michelin probes Latino dishes

So say the experts from the revered Michelin guide, who have edited their first Brazil edition covering the megacities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The guide reviews 145 restaurants, the first Michelin has ever selected in Latin America. Just one received the accolade of two stars -- chef Alex Atala's D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, known for its use of Amazonian ingredients such as the ants, which ...

With BG purchase, Shell takes on Brazil partnership challenge

By Stephen Eisenhammer and Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell's agreed purchase of smaller rival BG Group will create a powerful player in Brazil's budding subsalt region with the money and technology to drive forward delayed projects with troubled partner, state-run Petrobras. Buying BG will make Shell by far the second-largest producer of oil in Brazil, with a dominant ...

Rafael dos Anjos: Winning Belt for Brazil, 'I'm Rewriting History of

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian UFC champion with a heart residing in two disparate places – sunny Southern California, his physical home and training base the past three years, and his.

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Smartphones surpass PCs in Brazil for the first time

ZDNet: The number of smartphones has surpassed that of computers in use in Brazil, a study has found. There are 152 million computers in use in Brazil at present, 24 millions of which are tablet devices. In comparison, there are 154 million smartphones ...

Deadly tornado destroys parts of Xanxere city in Brazil (Video)

Severe storms dropped an intense tornado on the city of Xanxere in Brazil on Monday, which killed at least two people and left hundreds homeless. The massive, dark tornado was caught on video and shared on Facebook by Ronaldo de Oliveira. Oliveira ...

UPDATE 1-Brazil must remain vigilant in inflation battle -Levy

Reuters: "When you talk about 8 percent inflation, that includes the first three months in Brazil where you have a lot of realignment of prices," Levy said at an event sponsored by Bloomberg. "The central bank has to be vigilant, especially as you go through ...

Analysts see higher inflation, bigger drop in GDP in Brazil

Fox News Latino: Analysts have revised their 2015 inflation forecasts for Brazil higher and expect the economy to contract more than previously expected, the Central Bank said Monday. The inflation and gross domestic product (GDP) estimates were included in the Boletin ...

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.

Gisele Bundchen Lands In Brazil For Final Runway Show

Gisele Bundchen Lands In Brazil For Final Runway Show Gisele Bundchen keeps it casual while arriving on a flight at Sao Paulo Airport on Tuesday (April 14) in Brazil . On the same day, the 34-year-old Brazilian  ...

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Eight shot dead at Brazil's Sao Paulo football fan club

BBC News: Eight men have been killed at a football fan club in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, police say. They said the supporters of the Corinthians club were preparing banners ahead of a match when gunmen burst in. The attackers ordered seven fans to lie ...

Fresh protests across Brazil as hundreds of thousands call for president's impeachment

SAO PAULO – Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff swept Brazil for the second day in less than a month, though turnout at Sunday's protests appeared down, prompting questions about the future of the movement.

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Brazil's Petrobras Reports Nearly $17 Billion in Asset and Corruption Charges

Wall Street Journal: RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil's state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA put a price tag on a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political and economic turmoil, writing off $17 billion due to losses from graft and overvalued assets. The ...

Brazil's Vale 1Q Iron-Ore Output a Record

Wall Street Journal: Copper production surged 21% to 107,200 tons, also a record, thanks to the ramp-up of Vale's Salobo mine in northern Brazil. The Salobo mine also contributed to a record gold output of 103,000 ounces, up 39% on the year. Coal output fell 5.1% to 1.7 ...

A mining company set out to tame a small plot of Brazil's wilderness. It

CARAJAS NATIONAL FOREST, PARA, Brazil — The Zoo-Botanical Park maintained by the mammoth Brazilian minerals company called Vale sits in the midst of the Carajas Forest Amazon reserve. Here, in cages, were some of the same animals that roam ...

Some Creditors Pushing Brazil's Eneva For Debt-For-Equity Deal

Wall Street Journal: The Brazilian businessman sold a majority stake in the utility to E. ON SE in 2013, but maintained co-control of Eneva, a power generation and trading company, with businesses in natural gas exploration and production. Eneva filed for bankruptcy ...

Member of Brazil's Taekwondo team laughs at Anderson Silva's

Former UFC champ Anderson Silva's has been musing to the media about his wish to be on Brazil's national Tae Kwon Do team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Fro some reason that did not appeal all of the squad members.

Brazil's 'Cowboy' promises another show next time he's in UFC cage

With Donald Cerrone already cruising around, wearing a wide-brimmed cap and calling yourself "Cowboy" may seem like a bit of a mistake. Of course, when you fight like Alex Oliveira, you can get away with it.

Why Brazil's megadrought is a Wall Street failure - The Guardian

Brazil's recent drought shows that Wall Street is still baffled by the economic cost of environmental – and existential – risk.

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