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Designer Sparks Racial Controversy in Brazil With Afro Wigs

ABC News: Activists in Brazil have accused the celebrated stylist and fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes during Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. Along with makeup artist Marcos Costa, Fraga chose to complement a series of designs ...
Large protests across Brazil seek ouster of president

- 1 week ago @ yahoo.com: SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday for anti-government demonstrations across the continent-sized country.

Gisele Bundchen struts catwalk one final time at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

- 3 days ago @ nydailynews.com: It was a made in Brazil moment. Gisele Bundchen sipped from a straw poked through a coconut, looking radiant and cool just before the fashion icon took to the runway one last time Wednesday at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. "Almost ready!!" she wrote in an ...

Floods hit Sao Paulo in midst of Brazil drought

- 2 days ago @ euronews.com: In Brazil a Sao Paulo suburb has been hit by severe flooding following heavy rains. Houses were destroyed and whole districts turned into rivers. The country's southeastern region is experiencing its worst drought for 80 years but the floods – the ...

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Brazil Announces Roster For 2015 World Junior Championships

SwimSwam: After announcing their roster for both the Pan Am Games and the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia, the Brazilian Aquatics Federation (CBDA) announced their squad for the upcoming junior world championships. Stock Photo via Tim ...

Brazil's Most Trusted Official Says Petrobras Has 'Turned Page'

Forbes: Brazil's most trusted official, Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, says beleaguered oil giant Petrobras has turned the page. And the upcoming release of Petrobras earnings will prove it. “Petrobras has given us signs of reorienting itself to some degree ...

Brazil legend Ronaldo would love chance to play with Real Madrid talisman

Daily Mail: Brazil icon Ronaldo has claimed he would relish playing alongside his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo if he had the chance to play in the modern era. The 38-year-old, one of the most decorated footballers ever, ended his illustrious playing career in 2011, ...

The foodie traveller in … São Paulo state, Brazil

The Guardian: The words “restaurant” and “chef” don't really apply to O Leão Vermelho, a unique and whimsical new dining-meets-art experience in the small town of São João da Boa Vista in São Paulo state, Brazil. After leaving El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia, aged ...

​Brazil to sue Facebook for blocking photo of indigenous woman from 1909

RT: The Brazilian Ministry of Culture has announced plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for blocking a photograph made back in 1909 showing an Indian with her breasts exposed. The Ministry said on Friday that Facebook is promoting censorship in the ...

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 to Send 25 Swimmers to 2015 World Championships

SwimSwam: That includes the defending World Champion in the 50 free and 50 fly Cesar Cielo, although he will enter this meet without having won a single title at the Maria Lenk Trophy (Brazil's long course national championship meet) for the first time since he ...

Is Brazil's 'Lava Jato' Money Hiding In Miami?

Forbes: For the past several months now, Brazilians have been bombarded with the latest developments in the country's largest ever corporate scandal. Known as “Lava Jato” — or Car Wash — the scandal involves the state-owned oil company Petrobras and its ...

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IPHONE INVESTMENT FALLS SHORT ON PROMISES..

Brazil's iPhone investment falls short on promises of jobs, lower prices

Reuters: That Brazil has so little to show for the Foxconn investment underscores the shortcomings of its industrial policy, defined by costly tax incentives that have driven a widening government budget deficit without spurring growth. The economy currently ...

Brazil's iPhone investment falls short on promises of jobs, lower prices

By Brad Haynes ITU, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era. When Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group agreed in April 2011 to make Apple products here, President Dilma Rousseff and her advisers promised that up to $12 billion in investments over six years would transform the Brazilian technology sector, putting it on the cutting edge of touch screen development. Foxconn ...

BRAZIL POLICE..

Brazil Police Arrest Workers' Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari Neto

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—A widening investigation into alleged corruption at Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA took a step closer to President Dilma Rousseff Wednesday morning when police arrested her political party's treasurer, João ...

Brazil police force squatters from intended Olympics luxury hotel

The Guardian: But it attracted attention because the building, owned by popular Rio soccer club Flamengo, was leased a few years ago by Brazil's then-richest man, Eike Batista. The flamboyant magnate, who at his peak hit No 7 on the Forbes millionaires list, said he ...

Brazil police oust squatters from would-be Olympic hotel

U-T San Diego: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chaos has erupted as Brazilian police dislodged squatters from a building slated for use as a luxury hotel for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. More than 100 squatters had agreed to leave of their own accord Tuesday.

Brazil police oust squatters from would-be Olympic hotel

Chaos erupts as Brazil police oust squatters from would-be Olympic hotel.                

Brazil police arrest 3 ex-congressmen, broaden corruption probe

By Sergio Spagnuolo CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police arrested three former congressmen on Friday, broadening their corruption investigation beyond state-run oil firm Petrobras to state lender Caixa Economica Federal and the federal health ministry. A federal judge in the southern city of Curitiba ordered the arrest of André Vargas, former congressman for the ruling Workers' Party ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL..

Brazil City Calls In Army to Fight Dengue

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's biggest city has called in the army to help combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Soldiers will next week begin going door-to-door in some of São Paulo's hardest-hit ...

Brazil Scandal Sends Multinationals Running to Attorneys

The bribery investigation known as “Operation Carwash,” which has already sent Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SAPBR -1.24% into a tailspin, is spreading across the country's largest construction companies and its third largest bank. Brazilian ...

Brazil Sees Economy Shrinking 0.9% in 2015, Expanding 1.3% in 2016

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—Brazil's economy will contract 0.9% in 2015 and grow 1.3% in 2016, according to forecasts for the country's 2016 budget proposal, released Wednesday by the planning and budget ministry. The government sends the guidelines to Brazil's ...

An Escalating Corruption Scandal Rocks Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Former Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves speaks for a lot of his compatriots when he says President Dilma Rousseff's Workers' Party (PT) used stolen funds to defeat him in Brazil's runoff presidential election in October. In an interview in ...

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 ...

OIL COMPANY PETROBRAS..

Investors tiptoe back into Brazil markets as inflation peaks

Reuters: Meanwhile, state-run oil company Petrobras is expected to this month post financial statements that have been delayed by a huge corruption scandal, greatly reducing the risk of a major debt crisis that could have cost Brazil its investment grade credit ...

Brazil probe of Petrobras seen spurring positive business agenda

A corruption probe at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras is likely to promote less government intervention and more transparency, economists and analysts said on Tuesday. The investigation could, however, also stir more political infighting, extend the scandal to other state companies and even put the brakes on an expected economic recovery next year, said Chris Garman, head of Latin ...

FOX NEWS LATINO..

Brazil: Ukraine conflict jeopardizing its satellite program

Fox News Latino: The Ukrainian conflict has caused major disruptions to a satellite-launch program that Brazil is jointly carrying out with Kiev, Brazil's defense minister said here Wednesday. "In the case of withdrawal (on Ukraine's part), or the collapse of the ...

Brazil intends to rent Russian defense systems for Olympics

Fox News Latino: The Brazilian minister said at a press conference held at the LAAD defense fair that the effort to buy the systems "is being maintained" but he admitted that Brasilia had suffered setbacks that make it impossible for the anti-aircraft batteries to be ...

Brazil's economy will contract this year, minister acknowledges

Fox News Latino: "That is the current market assessment and we use market information in our analyses," Levy said, referring to estimates released by the IMF that coincide with those of private Brazilian analysts, who expect a 1 percent contraction in Brazil's economy ...

Analysts revise 2015 Brazil inflation forecast downward

Fox News Latino: Analysts have revised their 2015 inflation forecasts for Brazil downward, but they still expect Latin America's largest economy to contract by 1.01 percent this year, the Central Bank said Monday. The inflation and gross domestic product (GDP ...

IN BRAZIL..

Photo of trans woman beaten by police inspires a movement in Brazil

Fusion: SAO PAULO, Brazil — Before last Sunday, every photo available online of Verônica Bolina, including the hundreds on her public Instagram account, showed a woman who paid special attention to how her face and body looked. But in a photo that went viral ...

Floods hit Sao Paulo in midst of Brazil drought

euronews: In Brazil a Sao Paulo suburb has been hit by severe flooding following heavy rains. Houses were destroyed and whole districts turned into rivers. The country's southeastern region is experiencing its worst drought for 80 years but the floods – the ...

Tropical tea party

The Economist: BY NEARLY any standard, the protests to denounce the president, Dilma Rousseff, and to rail against corruption in Brazil were huge. Some 660,000 people turned out on April 12th, in 152 cities. Yet that is compared with roughly 2m Brazilians who rallied ...

Gisele Bundchen struts catwalk one final time at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

New York Daily News: It was a made in Brazil moment. Gisele Bundchen sipped from a straw poked through a coconut, looking radiant and cool just before the fashion icon took to the runway one last time Wednesday at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. "Almost ready!!" she wrote in an ...

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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