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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 ...
Brazil's presidential election enters its final week amid Petrobras scandal

- 18 hours ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: JC Finley SAO PAULO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- As Brazil's presidential race enters its final week, attention is focused on a corruption scandal involving the government-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

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Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

Reuters: Brazil's currency and stock markets extended losses earlier on Monday after the MDA poll showed Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party lost momentum. Brazilian markets have been extremely volatile throughout the campaign, surging with each poll ...

Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself

By Brian Winter BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president." Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 68, is back on the campaign trail after a brief hiatus, hoping that a burst of his signature charisma and rapport with the poor will be enough to push his chosen successor ...

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new poll shows that Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground over her rival in a tight re-election race.

YouTube videos teach Brazil about bagels, subway

SFGate: Photo: Snack, AP This undated screenshot provided by Snack, a web video company, shows Seth Kugel, right, bothering a fellow rider with his outburst on a New York City subway train as part of a new YouTube video series teaching Brazilian visitors about ...

CORRECTED-Brazil's GVO bonds sink on restructuring fears

Reuters: (Corrects 12th paragraph to clarify role of oil subsidies). By Davide Scigliuzzo. NEW YORK, Oct 20 (IFR) - Grupo Virgolino de Oliveira (GVO) bonds slid deeper into distressed territory Monday as the cash-strapped Brazilian sugar and ethanol giant gets ...

In Brazil, Digital Divide Shrinks Even As Costs Become Prohibitive

Forbes: The digital divide is shrinking in Brazil. But if you're low income, which is nearly half the population, good luck paying for a wireless data plan. Sure, the smartphone world in a country like Brazil is really one geared towards the middle class and ...

Poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

Reuters: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a survey by pollster MDA showed on Monday.

YouTube Videos Teach Brazil About Bagels, Subway

ABC News: New Yorker Seth Kugel is getting a lot of attention in Brazil as the star of a new YouTube series educating Brazilian tourists about New York City. The "Amigo Gringo" videos offer a humorous mirror back on New York culture, showcasing everything from ...

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Brazil seeing conservatives gain more power in Congress amid shaky economy

Fox News Latino: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling ...

Brazil: Evangelical lawmakers worry gay activists

StarNewsOnline.com: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling ...

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

ABC News: With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise ...

Conservatives gaining force in Brazil Congress

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next administration, regardless of who wins the presidency.

Brazil: Evangelical lawmakers worry gay activists

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next administration, regardless of who wins the presidency.

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Brazil's Rousseff Admits There Was Wrongdoing at Petrobras

Wall Street Journal: BRASILIA—Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday that there was embezzlement at government-controlled oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro SA . The company, known as Petrobras, has been at the center of a corruption scandal allegedly involving ...

Brazil election poll gives Neves wide advantage over Rousseff

Reuters: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves would defeat President Dilma Rousseff by almost 13 percentage points in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, according to a poll published on Friday. The poll was conducted by ...

Long-term investors ready to buy Brazil after election

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Long-term foreign investors are growing more optimistic about Brazil no matter who wins this month's presidential election but they say an opposition victory could unleash a flood of new money. The tight and fast-changing election campaign has sent Brazil's financial markets on a wild ride with big gains whenever leftist President Dilma Rousseff loses ...

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Police detain 6 people after fan death in Brazil

USA TODAY: SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have detained six people after a confrontation that left a 21-year-old football fan dead this weekend, marking the third death involving rival supporter groups in Sao Paulo this year. Authorities said Monday that the ...

Drought threatens to leave Neves high and dry in Brazil election

Financial Times: Brazil's water utility Sabesp says there is no rationing anywhere in the region. Pushed on the issue during a parliamentary inquiry this month, Sabesp blamed “reduced water pressure” for any problems, adding that only very high-altitude areas were ...

1 dead after fan fighting in Brazil

USA TODAY: SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man died after a confrontation between rival football fan groups in Brazil on Sunday. Authorities say the man was run over by a car after he and other Palmeiras fans went onto a major highway to try to ambush ...

Polls: Opposition Has Slight Lead in Brazil Presidential Runoff

Voice of America: SANTIAGO—. Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch. After a sudden surge ...

Evogene Subsidiary and Embrapa to Cooperate on Advancing Castor Cultivation in Brazil

REHOVOT, Israel and CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil -- The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil's leading agricultural research institution, and Evogene Ltd. , a leading plant genomics ...

Electoral success of evangelical lawmakers in Brazil worries advocates for gay rights

With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion.

LeBron James Works Out In Public In Brazil

LeBron James went on a run and worked out on Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro while unsuspecting beachgoers looked on early last Thursday morning. ESPN's Brian Windhorst says it was like that Nike commercial ...

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A Human Pulp-Fiction Factory Becomes a Cult Hero

New York Times: Then there is R. F. Lucchetti, Brazil's eminence of pulp fiction, who boasts of publishing no fewer than 1,547 books over a long career, employing an array of pseudonyms, including Vincent Lugosi, Brian Stockler and Isadora Highsmith. Mr. Lucchetti ...

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Ouro Fino Becomes Brazil's First IPO for 2014

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazilian veterinary-products maker Ouro Fino Saude Animal Participacoes SA on Friday priced shares through its initial public offering, which will be the country's first IPO this year. The IPO came amid a challenging environment in the ...

Brazil's Ouro Fino IPO seen pricing at top of range -sources

Brazilian veterinary products maker Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações SA's initial public offering will price at the top of the suggested price range later on Friday, two sources said, as investor demand for the nation's first IPO of the year was stronger than expected. Ouro Fino estimates that almost 45 percent of its shares will be publicly traded should an extra 4.7 million shares be sold ...

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