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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

- 7 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

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

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Ronda Rousey to fight in Brazil on Saturday night

The Seattle Times: Ronda Rousey to fight in Brazil on Saturday night. Originally published July 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm Updated July 31, 2015 at 11:20 pm. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, left, and Bethe Correia of Brazil face off at Friday's weigh-in. (Matthew ...

Brazil says it has leniency deal with builder in corruption probes

Reuters: Earlier on Friday, two senior executives at Eletrobras told Reuters that they had requested leave as the corruption investigation sweeps Brazil's largest electric utility. They said they had no involvement in the bribery scheme. (Reporting by Anthony ...

Fred: Shakhtar star tested positive - Brazil Football Confederation

BBC Sport: Brazil midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile, the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed. The 22-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk player has denied using the substance hydrochlorothiazide. "I trust in my ...

Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance

Reuters UK: In a confusing statement, the CBF said they had sent organisers a list of the medicines Brazil was taking to the tournament and that the banned substance was not on it. However, they did not say whether Fred could have taken it without the ...

Brazil Lawyer Defending Corrupt Execs In Petrobras Scandal Steps Down, Cites

Forbes: She said that threats came after it was revealed by the courts that her construction client Camargo Correa had paid an embarrassing $5 million to Eduardo Cunho, president of Brazil's lower house of congress and member of the corrupt political party PMDB.

Bomb tossed at foundation of Brazil's former president

Yahoo News: Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Silva was paid to sway foreign leaders into awarding inflated contracts to the Odebrecht construction firm and push Brazil's state development bank to give the company over $1 billion in low-interest loans ...

Why Brazil's slowdown is almost as bad as China's

CNBC: Can it get any worse for Brazil? Last week the government lowered the country's growth output from a modest gain to a contraction of 1.49 percent. Unemployment, no doubt under-reported, is at 6.9 percent in June and rising. Dilma Rousseff, the country ...

RPT-S&P leaves Brazil wobbling on edge of junk

Reuters: (Repeats for wider distribution). By Paul Kilby. NEW YORK, July 30 (IFR) - Struggling Brazil took another blow to the chin this week when S&P put the country's BBB- credit rating on negative outlook, setting the stage for a potential downgrade to junk.


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Brazil government's recent data shows Olympic water 'unfit' for triathletes to

Fox News: Paratriathletes swim in the waters of Copacabana Beach during a training session, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. The Brazilian government's data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show water near where triathletes are preparing to ...

Ronda Rousey plans to leave her UFC belt in Brazil as a 'gift'

MMA Fighting: She received similar support from the Brazilian fans at UFC 190's announcement press conference in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year, and despite treading into what many assumed to be enemy territory, Rousey is expected to enter her match against ...


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real sinks on debt data; Mexico peso up on intervention

Reuters: By Asher Levine SAO PAULO, July 31 Brazil's currency sank its most in nearly three months on Friday after worse-than-expected government debt data raised investor fears of a credit downgrade, while Mexico's currency gained following new government ...

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real rises; Telefonica lifts Bovespa

Reuters: SAO PAULO, July 29 Brazil's currency, the real, rose on Wednesday after five sessions of losses as a recovery in Chinese stocks supported appetite for emerging markets in general, while shares of phone company Telefonica Brasil boosted the Brazilian ...

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real drops to weakest in 12 years on fiscal worries

Reuters: SAO PAULO, July 24 Brazil's currency, the real, plunged to its weakest level in 12 years on Friday as investors continued to digest the government's recent announcement that it would slash its fiscal savings goals. Other Latin American currencies sank ...

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets tumble after government slashes savings goal

Reuters: (Updates to close, adds other Latin American markets, new quote) SAO PAULO, July 23 Brazil's currency, the real, tumbled on Thursday after the government announced it would slash its fiscal savings goals for this year and next, raising investor fears ...


Brazil's Budget Hole Widens in June

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—Brazil announced Friday another setback to government efforts to increase savings and balance its books amid a deep economic contraction. The government posted a 9.3 billion Brazilian reais ($2.8 billion) primary deficit in June, the country ...

'We Got Brazil Wrong, ' Fund Managers Admit; Real Falls 27% This Year

Wall Street Journal: “We got Brazil wrong. We thought the authorities would do enough to prevent a downgrade,” said Richard House, head of emerging-market debt at Standard Life Investments. He began buying U.S. dollar-denominated government bonds earlier this year, only ...

AB InBev Profit Falls on Lower US, Brazil Sales

Wall Street Journal: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world's largest brewer, reported a sharp drop in net profit for the second quarter, as revenue fell in four of the company's six markets including the U.S. and Brazil. Belgium-based AB InBev said net profit fell 32% to $1.9 ...

Italy's Saipem Implicated in Petrobras Corruption Scandal in Brazil

Wall Street Journal: Brazilian federal prosecutors accused former Petrobras services director Renato Duque, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly taking part in the scheme and is currently in prison, of accepting bribes from João Bernardi, a sales representative ...


Brazil falls short of medal aims at Pan Am; bad omen for Rio - Washington Times

Washington Times: Brazil falls short of medal aims at Pan Am; bad omen for Rio. Brazil's Eliane Martins competes in the women's long. Brazil's Eliane Martins competes in the women's long jump during the Pan Am Games Friday, July 24, 2015, in Toronto.

United States falls to Brazil in final Pan-Am Games group match After picking up wins over Venezuela and Puerto Rico, the United States Pan-American Games team faced its stiffest test Thursday night as they took on Brazil. The Brazilians are a veteran group that plays well together, and that was certainly the case ...

Denzel Valentine scoreless as Brazil upsets USA in Pan Am Games - Detroit Free

Detroit Free Press: Brazil knocked off USA in the final pool-play game of the Pan Am Games men's basketball tournament Thursday in Toronto. Michigan State star Denzel Valentine played 2:38 and did not record a point, assist nor rebound. He didn't attempt a shot nor free ...

2015 Pan Am Games USA vs. Brazil: Game time, TV schedule, live online streaming

Testudo Times: Brazil put a beat-down on Puerto Rico in its first game, and beat Venezuela by 15 Wednesday night. Hot starts have been key for Brazil. It got out to a rediculous early lead against Puerto Rico, winning by 31-6 at the end of the first quarter. Afer one ...


Brazil's biggest party sticks with unpopular Rousseff - for now

Reuters: BRASILIA Brazil's largest party is standing by deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff for now despite the defection of one of its own leaders, but that could change if an expected recession stirs up social unrest, party leaders say. Rousseff is ...

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 ...


Brazil midfielder Fred 'failed doping test' during Copa América | Football

The Guardian: The Brazil midfielder Fred failed a doping test during the Copa América in Chile earlier this summer, according to reports in Brazil. The 22-year-old, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, played in Brazil's first two group stage games before ...

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