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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 ...
Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

- 10 hours ago @ abcnews.go.com: The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by ...

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Brazil Said to Consider Reversing 2010-11 Steps Slowing Credit

Brazil’s central bank should consider unwinding measures that reduced credit in 2010 and 2011 to stimulate investments and lending that are being crimped by slower growth, said a government official with knowledge of monetary policy.

Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership. On the first visit to Brazil in a decade by a Japanese prime minister, Japanese banks extended $700 million in loans to boost Brazilian soy and corn exports to ...

Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

ABC News: The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border. The encounter took place within the last two weeks, but the video was released today by ...

Pátria Investments Raises $1.8 Billion Private Equity Fund in Brazil

New York Times: SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The Brazilian firm Pátria Investments has closed a new $1.8 billion private equity fund, its largest ever, in yet another sign that investors still find Brazil attractive despite the nation's many macroeconomic challenges. The São ...

Brazil posts fifth straight monthly trade surplus in July

Brazil recorded its fifth straight monthly trade surplus in July, government data showed on Friday, but its trade balance stayed in the red for the year, hit by a drop in prices for its main exports. In the first seven months of the year, the commodities powerhouse has accumulated a trade deficit of $914 million, less than a fifth of the $4.972 billion deficit in the same period in 2013. Brazil ...

Brazil secures $700 mn in loans during Japanese PM's visit

Fox News Latino: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met here Friday with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff as part of a visit in which loan deals amounting to $700 million were signed for Brazil's agri-business and oil sectors. The leaders presided over the signing of ...

Japan and Brazil sign mutual cooperation treaties

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Japan's prime minister wrapped up a meeting with Brazil's president Friday by endorsing loans that will help the South American nation develop offshore oil production and expand its soybean and corn crops.

No Brazil 'blacklist' for new coach Dunga

Brasília (AFP) - New Brazil coach Dunga declared on Friday that competence is all that matters to him and added that there is no "blacklist" for players who underperformed at the World Cup. "Competence is all that matters when it comes to choosing a national team, not friendship or marketing," said the former midfielder, who captained Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994 and then coached the ...

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COMPETENCE IS ALL THAT MATTERS..

No Brazil 'blacklist' for new coach Dunga

SuperSport (blog): New Brazil coach Dunga declared on Friday that competence is all that matters to him and added that there is no "blacklist" for players who underperformed at the World Cup. "Competence is all that matters when it comes to choosing a national team, not ...

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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 ...

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Brazil Posts Primary Budget Gap for Second Straight Month

Bloomberg: Brazil posted a primary budget deficit for the second straight month, as policy makers struggle to fortify fiscal accounts during an economic slowdown. The nominal budget gap in June narrowed to 20.8 billion reais ($9.2 billion) from 32.4 billion reais ...

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 ...

Brazil posts 2nd straight primary budget deficit in June

Brazil posted its second straight primary budget deficit in June, a weaker-than-expected result that raises fears that the government of President Dilma Rousseff could miss its key fiscal target for a third year. Brazil had a primary deficit of 2.1 billion reais ($900 million) in June, the first gap for the month of June in at least a decade, according to central bank data released on Thursday ...

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Brazil Threatens Banks for Honesty

Bloomberg View: After Brazil's 7-1 flameout against Germany in the World Cup semifinals, one irate fan was caught on film smashing his television. That's one way to go. Now Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has found another. When a foreign-owned bank posted a note ...

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.

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Arabica Coffee Futures Jump on Brazil Production Forecasts

Wall Street Journal: NEW YORK-Arabica-coffee prices surged Thursday to the highest level in 2½ months as traders and investors continued to worry about the size of Brazil's current and upcoming harvests. Arabica coffee for delivery in September on the ICE Futures U.S. ...

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 ...

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 ...

RIO DE JANEIRO..

El Nino Rains Won't Refill Brazil's Key Hydropower Dams

Bloomberg: The weather phenomena that's causing floods in Brazil's south won't travel far enough north to help refill reservoirs in Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo states, where 70 percent of Brazil's hydropower capacity is located ...

Brazil Development Bank to Allow Solar Imports Until 2020

Bloomberg: From 2020, local content rules will require developers to use components produced in Brazil to qualify for its low-cost financing, Antonio Carlos Tovar, head of renewable energy development for BNDES, said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro July 29.

Previously Banned, Brazilian Funk Music Takes Center Stage

NBCNews.com: NEW YORK, NY -- American audiences recently got their first taste of a new - and contagious - Brazilian street dancing style that has evolved from music born in the slums of Rio de Janeiro decades ago. For the creators of Passinho, dancing at New York ...

World Cup final: live Argentina v Germany webchat from Brazil

Daniel Taylor was online from Rio de Janeiro to answer your questions about the biggest match in the game.

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