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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 removed from UN World Hunger Map

- 22 hours ago @ yahoo.com: SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.

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Brazil State to Have Solar Auction as It Seeks Local Panel Plant

Brazil will hold its second regional solar energy auction amid an effort to spur local panel manufacturing.

Brazil call up uncapped duo Dodo and Mário Fernandes

The Guardian: Dunga's post-World Cup rebuilding plans gathered pace as he called up the uncapped duo Dodo and Mário Fernandes for Brazil's friendlies with Argentina and Japan and again omitted Marcelo and Dani Alves. Fernandes, 23, is a right-back who can also ...

Brazil's largest company, Petrobras, accused of political kickbacks

The Guardian: This is more than just a Brazilian rerun of George Bush and Big Oil versus Al Gore and climate concern, because state-run Petrobras is no ordinary company and – with the company also mired in a massive corruption scandal – this is no ordinary time.

Fitch: Brazil's Automotive Captives Leading Car Loan Expansion

Brazil's automotive captive finance lenders should continue to expand their market penetration, despite macroeconomic-driven production and sales slowdowns in light and heavy vehicles, according to Fitch Ratings.

JPMorgan Writes Off Brazil Bond Pickup as Elections Loom

Companies in Brazil are shunning the local bond market on speculation President Dilma Rousseff, who’s presided over an economy plagued by surging inflation and a lack of growth, will be re-elected.

Recoleo professionalizes vegetable oil recycling in Brazil

Forbes: Recoleo vans, with their signature cartoon oil drop, collect over 400,000 liters of vegetable oil from 1,500 homes and 3,500 businesses each month across four Brazilian states to process into biodiesel for over 5,000 clients. Later this month, the ...

Coffee experts fear for Brazil harvest

Financial Times: Divining the health of branches, floral buds and roots of coffee trees in Brazil has become key to millions of dollars being made or lost after a devastating drought hit the country at the start of the year. Recent discussions among roasters, analysts ...

Brazil election could shift diplomatic direction away from Latin America, toward US and Europe

More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.

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Brazil Beats Spain in Davis Cup Playoff

ABC News: Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996 ...

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Silva Would Tie Rousseff in Brazil Election Runoff, Poll Shows

Bloomberg: Brazil President Dilma Rousseff is tied with Marina Silva for an Oct. 26 election runoff, according to a Vox Populi poll released yesterday. Rousseff would have 41 percent support in a second-round vote, statistically tied with 42 percent for Silva ...

Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey by the Ibope polling firm said support for Silva, a renowned environmentalist, has remained unchanged at 43 percent, but Rousseff has ...

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Brazil beat Spain and return to World Group

Reuters UK: (Reuters) - Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets on Sunday to give Brazil a 3-1 Davis Cup victory that relegated the Spaniards from the World Group for the first time since 1996. It was also Spain's first defeat on ...

Brazil beat Spain to return to World Group

Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets on Sunday (today NZ time) to give Brazil a 3-1 Davis Cup victory that relegated the Spaniards from the World Group for the first time since 1996.

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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

Chron.com: Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, PSB, left, and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), look on, prior to a presidential debate organized by Brazil's ...

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.

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Brazil Removed From UN World Hunger Map

ABC News: The Brazilian government Tuesday hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map. "Leaving the Hunger Map is a historic milestone for Brazil. We are very proud because ...

Brazil removed from UN World Hunger Map

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.

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Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise

Los Angeles Times: ... clashes between riot police and people squatting in a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A bus burns Tuesday after being set ablaze during clashes between riot police and people squatting in a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Nelson Almeida / AFP/Getty ...

Indians in Brazil say gov't deceived them about dam project

Fox News Latino: Brazil's Munduruku Indians charged Tuesday that the government deceived them and defied a requirement to consult with the tribe before approving the construction of a new hydroelectric dam in the Amazon jungle. A statement distributed by the Missionary ...

Armed robbers in Brazil snatch Rio archbishop's crucifix

The Guardian: Cardinal Orani João Tempesta was confronted by the three men on Monday en route to a radio station in Brazil's second-largest city, said his spokesman, Adionel Carlos da Cunha. The assailants recognised Tempesta, apologised for the attack, but went ...

Downsized Nextel Operator Is Not Giving Up The Fight In Brazil

Business Insider: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc is hanging on to its Brazilian unit even though the welterweight mobile carrier has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and sold off other Latin American operations. To pull off a ...

Silva Would Tie Rousseff in Brazil Runoff, Vox Populi Poll Shows

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff is tied with Marina Silva for an Oct. 26 election runoff, according to a Vox Populi poll released today.

Brazil's Amazon skyscraper

At 1,066 feet, a tower rising in Brazil will be taller than New York City's Chrysler Building—or any skyscraper in South America—but it won't have any neighbors in sight.

UFC plans at least seven ‘bigger events’ in Brazil in 2015

The UFC has three more events scheduled for Brazil this year, and they won’t slow down in 2015. At the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, UFC executive Grace Tourinho announced  the date and city for the last UFC card of the year during the UFC Fight Night 51 post-fight press conference. The Nov. 8 card will be headlined by Mauricio Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa, and also features Rafael ...

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