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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 Real Climbs to One-Week High After Fed Signal on Rates

- 8 months ago @ The real climbed 1.3 percent to 2.6801 per dollar at 9:22 a.m. in Sao Paulo after tumbling on Dec. 16 to a nine-year low.

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

- 8 months ago @ SAO PAULO (AP) — It's white elephant time for World Cup stadiums — again.

Brazil population tops 200 million

- 2 days ago @ Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world in population and territory, now has 0.87 percent more inhabitants than it did last year, official sources said Friday. The city of Sao Paulo is the largest in the country, with 11.9 million people and a ...

Former Uruguayan presiden t speaks in Brazil

- 1 day ago @ SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has told a gathering in Brazil that political parties are necessary for democracy's survival. Mujica made his remarks on Saturday during a seminar on citizen participation in democracies held in ...

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This man is 'breathing life' into Brazil's 'lame duck president'

Business Insider: Either episode would have derailed many politicians but corruption allegations have not kept Calheiros, the 59-year-old president of Brazil's Senate, from making himself a go-to partner in the chaotic dance of Brazilian politics. President Dilma ...

Bayern sell Brazil defender Dante to Wolfsburg

SuperSport: Bayern Munich confirmed on Sunday they have sold Brazil centre-back Dante to Wolfsburg for an undisclosed fee with the 31-year-old set to sign a three-year contract. Dante has fallen out of favour with Bayern coach Pep Guardiola due to a lack of pace ...

Brazil's Rousseff drops plan to restore unpopular tax -media

Reuters: Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said on Saturday tax was needed to cope with Brazil's fiscal crunch in a recession. A senior government official told Reuters on Friday that Brazil will not reach its 2016 fiscal savings target unless the CPMF, was ...

Brazil defeats US men 3-1 in the USA Volleyball Cup

Yahoo News: The 25-20, 31-33, 25-18, 29-27 victory at the Bren Center on the UC Irvine campus was the third for Brazil in the four-match exhibition series against the United States. The Americans won their lone game in five sets at USC's Galen Center on Wednesday ...

Marcelo, Philippe Coutinho added to Brazil squad for friendlies

ESPN FC: Real Madrid full-back Marcelo and Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho are among four additions to the Brazil squad for September friendlies, the country's federation has announced. Coach Dunga announced his squad two weeks ago for games against ...

Brazil ex-president Lula makes political comeback

Yahoo News: São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazil's popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared that he is returning to the bruising political frontlines to defend his successor, the embattled Dilma Rousseff.

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil Fish carcasses litter the Jacarepagua lagoon shore in front of Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday. Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario ...

Former Uruguayan presiden t speaks in Brazil

Yahoo News: SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has told a gathering in Brazil that political parties are necessary for democracy's survival. Mujica made his remarks on Saturday during a seminar on citizen participation in democracies held in ...


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Brazil's Lula weighs 2018 presidential bid, concerned about left losing power

Fox News Latino: Rio de Janeiro – Former two-term President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva acknowledged Friday that he is weighing the possibility of seeking to return to Brazil's highest office in the 2018 elections. "I can't say that I am or that I'm not (a candidate ...


This is why Brazil is worried about China's shaky economy

PRI: “One of the main factors that led to the huge growth in the Brazilian economy between 2006 and 2010 was the Chinese imports from Brazil,” says Claudia Antunes, an independent journalist in Rio de Janeiro and former international editor at Folha de São ...

Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures.


Brazil Economy Plunges in Second Quarter

Wall Street Journal: RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil has entered its deepest economic downturn since the global financial meltdown of 2008-09, official data confirmed Friday. But unlike the previous crisis, economists say the current problems were caused by errant economic policy ...

How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Not long ago, Brazil stood as the leading example of how a developing nation could rise toward global prominence on the force of a China-driven commodity boom. As its economy surged, Brazil stormed the world stage—hosting a World Cup, ...

Brazil's Economy Shows More Signs of Weakness

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's troubled economy showed more signs of deterioration on Tuesday as consumer confidence sank to a record low, unemployment climbed, and the market plunged in China, the country's biggest trading partner. The blows fell on a ...

Brazil's Caixa Takes Step Toward IPO for Insurance Unit

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's state-owned lender Caixa Economica Federal took its first formal step toward holding an initial public offering for its insurance subsidiary as part of an effort to help the government improve its fiscal situation. Caixa filed a ...


Brazil Anticipates Renewable Energy Goals The subject of an agreement between Brazil and the United States, the production of energy via renewable resources has exploded in the country during the last few years-mainly due to investments in wind farms and the production of ethanol. Currently ...

Mobile operators unite against WhatsApp in Brazil

ZDNet: The largest telecom operators in Brazil are currently working on a report that aims at proving the irregularity of cross-platform messaging tool WhatsApp to the government. Three senior sources within the top telecom firms in the country told Reuters ...

Michael Jackson's Evil Dad, Joe, Had a Stroke in Brazil - Gawker

Joe Jackson, horrible father and slightly-less-horrible manager to the Jackson 5, has been hospitalized in São Paolo, Brazil , after suffering a stroke, USA Today reports. He was in the country to celebrate his 87th birthday.


Xiaomi adopts round-the-clock sales model in Brazil

ZDNet: Mobile phone maker Xiaomi announced that it will now sell its products round-the-clock rather than the sales events that marked the start of its operation in the country. Since the Chinese company began operations in Brazil in July, could only purchase ...

Enel Green Power big winner in Brazil solar auction

The contracted projects will lift Brazil's total installed solar capacity to 1.7GW, from just 15MW at present. In doing so, they will help hurtle Brazil into a position of solar leadership within Latin America, second only to early-mover Chile, which ...

Police investigate death of environmentalist in Brazil Amazon

Daily Mail: SAO PAULO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police are investigating the apparent murder of an environmentalist who defended one of the last virgin stretches of rain forest in the eastern Amazon. Police superintendent Alexandre Saraiva told Globo ...

These Women Want Black Lives To Matter in Brazil, Too

Refinery29: Police in Brazil have killed nearly as many people in the past five years as U.S. police have killed during the past 30 years, according to statistics from the FBI and the Brazilian Public Safety Forum. On average, Brazilian law enforcement killed six ...

Brazil February retail sales post sharpest drop since 2003

The latest retail data underscored expectations of an economic recession in Brazil this year as President Dilma Rousseff raises taxes and cuts spending to limit public debt and safeguard the country's investment-grade rating. Furniture and home appliance sales also tumbled 10.4 percent from a year earlier and declined 1.3 percent from January, as borrowing costs rose due to a series of interest ...

Too 'ugly' to rape: Brazil lawmaker comment sparks fury

Brasília (AFP) - A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation. "Stay here Maria do Rosario!" he yelled during a parliamentary session on December 9, the eve of International Human Rights Day. "It's been several days since you ...

Rain postpones women's soccer tournament in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Both women's games scheduled for Wednesday in the International Tournament of Brasilia have been postponed because of heavy rain in the Brazilian capital.


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