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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 ...
Miss Butt Brazil 2014

- 4 days ago @ And the winner of the battle of the bums is ... Indianara Carvalho! This blond bombshell from Santa Catarina state poses after winning the Miss Butt Brazil 2014 pageant in Sao Paulo on Nov. 17, 2014. Carvalho, a curvy model from the south state of ...

Founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

- 1 day ago @ SAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.

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Brazil Government Reduces 2014 Economic Growth Forecast

Wall Street Journal: A weekly central-bank survey with about 100 economists Monday said Brazil will grow just 0.2% in 2014, compared with 2.5% last year. The ministry, on the other hand, increased its forecast for consumer-price increase, saying inflation will end this ...

Mourinho talks Oscar and fitness as Brazil boss Dunga visits Cobham

It would appear that there's little chance of the sort of miscommunication and mistrust and suspicion, even, that's plaguing Chelsea and Mourinho's relationship with the Spanish national team and their head coach Vicente Del Bosque repeating itself ...

Banker to be named Brazil finance minister -newspapers

Reuters: Levy, head of the asset management arm of Brazil's second largest private bank Bradesco SA and a former government treasury secretary, emerged as a candidate for the job on Thursday after Bradesco's chief executive reportedly turned it down.

Brazilian Probe Into Petrobras Sparks Worries Over Olympics

Wall Street Journal: Mascots of previous Olympics Games pose on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Games. The Rio mascot will be revealed on Monday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. RIO DE JANEIRO—A corruption probe in Brazil is raising questions about the ...

Telecom Italia to Explore Oi SA Deal in Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Telecom Italia SpA said Friday it will explore options to integrate its Brazilian unit, Tim Participacoes , with Oi SA as Brazil's telecom sector undergoes a major shake-up. People close to the matter said Telecom Italia is only looking at possible ...

Brazil government slashes 2014 budget surplus goal

Reuters: Brazil's original 2014 budget law allowed the government to deduct up to 67 billion reais from the goal. The primary surplus, or excess of revenue over expenditure before debt payments, is closely watched by markets and serves as a gauge of the country ...

Jewish founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

The Times of Israel: After a few years living in Germany, he arrived in Brazil in 1952 and settled in the Sao Paulo industrial suburb of Sao Caetano where he sold clothing door-to-door, allowing customers to pay for merchandise in monthly installments. He founded his first ...

Killer can't afford lawyer in Brazil Tony Ellis, who has represented Smith in New Zealand, has been trying to arrange a Brazilian lawyer to visit him in jail in Rio de Janeiro. But they all want payment upfront. One had asked for a business-class airfare to New Zealand to discuss the case ...



Petrobras Case Sets Back Brazil's Leader

Wall Street Journal: The situation increases uncertainty at a time of sputtering economic growth and rapidly rising prices. Brazil's gross domestic product is likely to expand only 0.2% this year, according to a central-bank survey of economists, while the 12-month ...

Brazil Official Sees Alleged Petrobras Corruption Scheme Reaching $1.6 Billion

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—The alleged corruption scheme said to involve kickbacks from contracts at Brazil's state-controlled energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras , may have totaled as much as 4 billion Brazilian reais ($1.6 billion), according to the ...

Divided Congress Tests Brazil's Leader

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—After her narrow re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces a more divided Congress than ever, testing plans to push through her party's agenda. A record 28 parties will be angling for influence as Ms. Rousseff's center-left ...

Brazil May Buy Over 100 Gripen Jets

Wall Street Journal: LONDON— Saab AB's deal to sell Gripen NG jets to Brazil could more than triple to eventually include the purchase of over 100 aircraft before the country has satisfied its demand for combat planes, a senior Brazilian military officer said Tuesday ...


HSBC sees improved Brazil risk, reward as Rousseff adjusts policies

Reuters: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Strategists at HSBC Securities are recommending investors take on additional risk in Brazil, where equity markets sank about 30 percent from this year's peaks, on signs that President Dilma Rousseff will undertake gradual, more ...

Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage

By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff expects a bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with arrests possible for some political allies and potentially serious damage to an economy that is already struggling. Prosecutors say corrupt officials siphoned billions of dollars from Petroleo ...


Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing

PRI: Jack Andrade of Rio de Janeiro parades by a panel of judges for Miss Black Power Brazil. Judges included writers, designers, a university professor, and a model, who evaluated the candidates according to “diverse criteria, including political ...


Brazil meat company JBS to buy Australia's Primo for $1.25 bln

Reuters: The company will also buy food company Grupo Big Frango in Brazil for 430 million reais, ($165 million), stepping up the pace of acquisitions that have played a big part in its growth from a small family-run business into an international food company.

Chefs Meet In Brazil To Discuss Food Biodiversity

NPR: Some of the world's top chefs are joining forces to incorporate biodiversity into meals. It's no coincidence the meeting is in Brazil — Latin America is one of the world's most bio-diverse places. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...

Telefonica Ready to Take Part in Further Brazil M&A Deals

Telefonica SA (TEF) , owner of the largest wireless carrier in Brazil , is prepared to take part in further consolidation in the country’s phone-service market as rivals consider combinations.


Bank executive among finalists to be Brazil finance minister

Reuters: Investors hope Rousseff will name a market-friendly figure such as Levy, who would signal a shift away from the leftist, interventionist policies they blame for Brazil's stagnant economic growth in recent years. The other contenders are central bank ...

Brazil's Rousseff 'close' to naming finance minister, official says

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is "close" to naming a new finance minister, a government official said on Wednesday, a pick that will help define whether she takes a more market-friendly approach ...


Environmentalists: Brazil's Greenhouse Gases Rise

ABC News: Emissions of greenhouse gases in Brazil, Latin America's biggest country, were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a network of more than 30 environmental groups said Wednesday. The Observatorio do Clima, or Climate Observatory, said ...

Environmentalists: Brazil's greenhouse gases rise

FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, people drive their cars along 23 de Maio Avenue during a subway strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one ...

Environmentalists: Brazil's greenhouse gases rise

SAO PAULO (AP) — Emissions of greenhouse gases in Brazil, Latin America's biggest country, were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a network of more than 30 environmental groups said Wednesday.


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