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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 ...
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Brazil cracks down on protesting truckers, most roads open

Reuters: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police cracked down on striking truckers on Sunday, arresting protesters and ending roadblocks in all but two states after demonstrations turned violent and slowed food deliveries in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

TechCrunch: Editor's note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com. Baidu got one of their apps kicked off of Google Play in Brazil this week for calling antivirus startup Psafe a virus. The Chinese search giant no longer ...

Pastor on '15 Most Wanted' list nabbed in Brazil

USA TODAY: "Through an extensive fugitive investigation, information was developed that Barnard was living in Brazil," the service said in a statement. It said the service coordinated efforts with law enforcement and military in Brazil, and "Barnard was taken ...

Brazil Arrests US Cult Leader Victor Arden Barnard, Wanted on Child Sex Charges

NBCNews.com: The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He was being held in the city of Natal to await extradition to face charges in the U.S., The Associated Press ...

Fugitive American minister caught in Brazil

CNN: (CNN) Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted for 59 counts of sexual assaults in Minnesota, was arrested by Brazilian authorities on Friday, the office of the governor for the State of Rio Grande do Norte said Saturday. The 53-year-old suspect ...

Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges - AOL.com

AOL News: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. A statement posted ...

Brazilian police arrest fugitive self-styled pastor from Minnesota

Reuters: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police have arrested a fugitive self-styled church leader wanted in Minnesota for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens of young girls, a police spokeswoman said on Saturday. Victor Barnard, a 53-year-old self-proclaimed ...

Brazil Arrests US Sect Leader Wanted on Sex Charges

Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted in Minnesota for alleged sexual abuse of girls

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Brazil's Unemployment Jumps in January

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's unemployment rate jumped to the highest level in more than a year in January, raising pressure on President Dilma Rousseff as her government is increasing taxes and reducing spending. The jobless rate in six of Brazil's major ...

UPDATE 3-Truck strike hits Brazil fuel supplies, soy exports

Reuters: President Dilma Rousseff called an emergency meeting, hoping to defuse the strikes, which threaten the agricultural exports Brazil needs to close a trade deficit and avoid a deeper economic downturn. The government said it was prepared to open talks ...

Truck strike hits Brazil fuel supplies, soy exports

Reuters UK: President Dilma Rousseff called an emergency meeting, hoping to defuse the strikes, which threaten the agricultural exports Brazil needs to close a trade deficit and avoid a deeper economic downturn. The government said it was prepared to open talks ...

Katia Abreu to become Brazil's new Minister of Agriculture

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff named Senator Katia Abreu, a high-profile politician who has vocally defended farmers from claims they cut down the rainforest, as the country's new agriculture minister on Tuesday. Abreu is ...

Asia Unbound » Alisha Sud: China's Investments in Brazil

... (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend the official photo China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend a meeting of China and CELAC at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on July 17, 2014.

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As Brazil Tightens Belt, Other Woes Follow

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—President Dilma Rousseff 's administration, fearful of a potential loss of Brazil's investment-grade debt rating, is stepping up austerity measures, angering supporters and exacerbating an already painful economic slowdown. The government on ...

Whatapp's Near-Suspension in Brazil Highlights Legal Concerns for Web Firms

SAO PAULO, Brazil—The decision by a county judge that nearly forced the suspension of Facebook Inc.'s Whatsapp throughout Brazil this week has added to legal concerns for Web firms in the fast-growing market. Judge Luiz Moura Correia, who presides ...

Brazil Truckers Jar Soybean Markets

Wall Street Journal: A widespread work stoppage by Brazilian truckers is roiling global soybean markets, boosting prices that had been deflated for months by soaring production of the oilseeds. U.S. soybean futures surged to a six-week high on Tuesday as truckers across ...

In Brazil, 'Surfer Angel' Is Considered for Sainthood

Wall Street Journal: RIO DE JANEIRO—Praying for waves? Have faith: the Catholic Church is considering a surfer for sainthood. The would-be patron saint of good vibes is Guido Schäffer, a Brazilian priest-in-training who was 34 and about to be ordained when he drowned ...

PRIMARY BUDGET SURPLUS..

UPDATE 1-Brazil posts lowest central government surplus in 7 years

Reuters: (Recasts with surplus results, adds official comments and budget data). By Alonso Soto. BRASILIA Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government posted its lowest primary budget surplus for the month of January in seven years, Treasury data showed on ...

Brazil's primary budget surplus beats expectations in January

Brazil recorded a bigger-than-expected primary budget surplus in January, central bank data showed on Friday, in the first sign that the government's belt-tightening drive was starting to improve its troubled finances. Brazil posted a primary budget surplus of 21.063 billion reais ($7.35 billion) in January, above analysts' expectations for a surplus of 18.250 billion reais. The country also ...

IN BRAZIL..

Minnesota cult leader charged with felony sexual assault arrested in Brazil

An international manhunt has led to the capture of a fugitive Minnesota cult leader who has been charged with molesting his young female followers. FOX 9 reports that Victor Barnard, 53, has been taken into custody by authorities in Brazil. Quoting ...

Fugitive Minnesota cult head captured in Brazil beach lair

A Minnesota cult leader who had been the subject of a yearlong global manhunt was arrested Saturday in a beach town in Brazil. Victor Arden Barnard, 53, was wanted on 59 counts of sexual assault on girls and young women in the isolated religious ...

UPDATE 2-Some roads reopened in Brazil though truck strike persists

Reuters: By late Friday, blockages were up slightly from earlier in the day. Still, a spokesman for Paranagua port said 514 soy trucks had arrived on Friday, up from 255 trucks the same time on Thursday. Brazil is the world's No. 2 soy producer and a top global ...

Brazil's Gullane, Universal Channel Team on 'Basic Health Center'

Variety: Fresh off its Sundance actress prize and Berlin Panorama Audience Award for “The Second Mother,” Gullane Filmes, run by Fabiano and Caio Gullane and a Brazilian movie powerhouse, is partnering with Universal Channel in Brazil on a groundbreaking ...

Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscle

Workers at a General Motors Co car factory in Brazil ended a six-day strike on Thursday after the company dropped plans to lay off 800 employees, the union said, ending the latest labor standoff in the troubled Brazilian auto industry. The re-elected leadership, which also organized a strike against planemaker Embraer SA last year, credited its hardline reputation and consistent criticism of ...

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks down, real tumbles after Petrobras cut to junk

Latin American financial markets fell on Wednesday, dragged down by losses in Brazil as the country's currency tumbled and shares of state-run oil firm Petrobras sank after Moody's cut its investment grade ...

Matt Dwyer: Chasing Redemption in Brazil | UFC ® - News - UFC.com

In Dwyer's mind, with the chips stacked up against him, a victory over Macario in Brazil will only provide further proof that he belongs in the UFC. If he has to go to another hemisphere and beat down a local favorite to put a ...

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