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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 joining Beijing-backed infrastructure investment bank

- 1 day ago @ yahoo.com: SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil says it has accepted China's invitation to join a Beijing-backed international infrastructure bank.

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Brazil wins come before style, says Dunga

The Selecao boss says that results must take priority over the quest for 'jogo bonito' and is unperturbed by the pressure faced from critics

Brazil is trying to reclaim an enormous cursed emerald from a bickering cast

Quartz: Tomorrow (March 30), a Los Angeles court will hear arguments that may determine the fate of an 840-pound (381 kg), boulder-sized emerald whose exact location is a closely-guarded secret. Much is disputed about the stone—most notably, ...

World Cup leaves Brazil with bus depots and empty stadiums

BBC Sport: Since exiting their own World Cup in unforgettably humiliating fashion, hammered 7-1 by eventual champions Germany, Brazil have recovered a degree of self-esteem with seven successive victories, most recen tly a 3-1 win over France on Thursday.

Why Rocket Internet's new beauty marketplace Vaniday is launching first in Brazil

The Next Web: German startup builder Rocket Internet is unveiling Vaniday, a beauty and wellness services marketplace. It is launching in Brazil today, with plans for fast international expansion. Vaniday will showcase personal services providers such as ...

Watch Brazil Vs. Chile Football Live Online: Start Time, Streaming Video Links

The Inquisitr: The host of last year's World Cup, Brazil was taken apart in a 7-1 loss to Germany and was then blanked 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third place playoff, but since then has reeled off seven wins in a row. On Thursday, Brazil defeated France 3-1 in Paris. </div> </font> </td>

Brazil rugby sevens under pressure as Rio spotlight looms

They are the only rugby sevens team to have secured a place at the Summer Olympics in Rio next year -- but host team Brazil face monumental hurdles to hold their own in a world-class field. Twelve sides will line up in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 as sevens makes its Olympic debut. They will include the top four teams from the Sevens World Series, plus others from regional qualifiers. Brazil ...

DUNGA: England the impossible job? Try Brazil, two defeats and you're out!

Daily Mail: He laughs when it is put to him that being England manager is 'the impossible job'. Try being in charge of Brazil. 'In England,' he says, 'the manager stays three or four years or sometimes even more. In Brazil, you lose a couple of matches and you are ...

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving inflated contracts between construction companies and state oil giant Petrobras, causing a storm after dozens of politicians were implicated. The new scandal, dubbed Operation Zeal, comes following a federal police probe into an alleged scam at CARF, an offshoot of Brazil's tax authority ...

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CAME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT FRANCE..

France lose for the first time since the 2014 World Cup

BBC Sport: Brazil recorded their seventh successive victory since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they came from behind to beat France in Paris. Raphael Varane powerfully headed in Mathieu Valbuena's left-wing corner to put the French ahead. But Oscar ...

Dunga delight as Brazil down France 3-1

Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form. The Selecao recovered from falling behind to a Raphael Varane header in the first half at the Stade de France to equalise through Oscar just prior to half-time, before goals from captain Neymar and ...

SCANDAL AT STATE..

UPDATE 2-Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud at Finance Ministry

Reuters: The news came in the midst of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal at state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA , known as Petrobras, that has rattled Brazil's political establishment and weighed on the fragile economy. In the latest case, federal ...

Brazilian ruling party treasurer Vaccari to stand trial over Petrobras scandal

Deutsche Welle: Brazilian ruling party treasurer Vaccari to stand trial over Petrobras scandal. Brazil's ruling Workers Party treasurer Joao Vaccari has been ensnared by the ongoing scandal at state oil giant Petrobras. President Dilma Rouseff has seen her popularity ...

Brazil stagnates in 2014, recession looms for 2015

Hosting the World Cup in June and July and gearing up for the Olympics next year failed to reverse the drag of rising inflation, a ballooning deficit and a $4-billion kickbacks scandal at state oil giant Petrobras that has tarnished Brazil's largest company and President Dilma Rousseff's party. Rousseff has never managed to match the blistering 7.6-percent GDP growth Brazil posted in 2010, the ...

WORLD CUP..

Coutinho primed to grasp Brazil chance

Liverpool FC: Simply being in and around the Brazil national squad is a dream accomplished for Philippe Coutinho, but that does not mean the Liverpool No.10 is going to settle for what he has. After the raw disappointment of missing out on the World Cup in his own ...

Brazil Defeats France in Exhibition

New York Times: Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France, 3-1, in an exhibition in Paris. Brazil remained unbeaten since hosting the World Cup last year, when it lost by 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals. A ...

France v Brazil preview: 7-1 World Cup mauling still on visitors' minds

Eurosport: Brazil manager Dunga could hand opportunities to a host of players who did not feature at the 2014 World Cup. He will likely field Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino alongside captain Neymar, with Diego Tardelli ruled out through injury ...

France v Brazil: Preview

ESPN FC: Former Brazil captain Thiago Silva is hopeful of starting his first international match since last summer's World Cup humiliation on 'home' soil when the Selecao take on France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday. The Paris St Germain centre-back looks ...

Sanchez plots revenge over Brazil

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez plans to make the most of home advantage as the Arsenal star plots on revenge against Brazil in Sunday's friendly at the Emirates Stadium. Sanchez is still smarting from Chile's World Cup exit at the hands of the hosts less than 12 months ago and he would love to make amends by leading his country to victory over their South American rivals at the home of his current ...

Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatised by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday. A 7-1 semi-final defeat by eventual world champions Germany, followed by a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in third-place playoff left Brazil in tatters but Thursday's friendly ...

Brazil snap France's unbeaten run after World Cup

Paris, March 27 (IANS) France were handed their first defeat since the World Cup in an international friendly hosting Brazil at the Stade de France here. Goals from Neymar and Luiz Gustavo after the interval on Thursday earned Dunga's side a comeback 3-1 triumph in a repeat of the 1998 World Cup final, reports Xinhua. Raphael Varane headed the hosts into an early lead, but the more confident ...

IN BRAZIL..

In Brazil, Some Inmates Get Therapy With Hallucinogenic Tea

New York Times: JI-PARANÁ, Brazil — As the night sky enveloped this outpost in Brazil's Amazon basin, the ceremony at the open-air temple began simply enough. Dozens of adults and children, all clad in white, stood in a line. A holy man handed each a cup of ayahuasca ...

Dengue fever in Brazil

The Economist: A MOIST March, combined with the wettest February in 20 years, has brought respite to Brazil's parched south-east. Last year's record drought in the region, where two in five Brazilians live and where more than half the country's output is produced ...

Massive Sinkhole Swallows a Bus in Brazil

People Magazine: According to the International Business Times, the accident occurred in northern Brazil along the Trans-Amazonian Highway between Itaituba and Ruropolis. The Washington Post noted that late summer rains flooded the Rio Tapajos, which intersects with ...

Video: Giant sinkhole, raging flood water swallows bus in Brazil

Flooding from periods of heavy rain in Brazil opened large sinkholes in a road, and prompted a tour to evacuate amid the precarious situation, right before it was swallowed into the sinkhole. After the bus evacuated, it fell into a sinkhole and was ...

Women in Brazil are pulling an amazing face to fend off street

THIS IS HOW you stop street harassment in Brazil , and it's an online campaign that is gathering momentum all the time. Last week, Brazilian woman Débora Adorno was walking through the streets of Belo Horizonte – a large ...

Illicit Consecration revealed by Rorate going on in Brazil at this

Why was it kept secret? Probably because those involved wished to present the event as a fait accompli. As Riposte Catholique also informs, the Nunciature in Brazil informed those involved of the canonical penalties that will ...

Bus crash kills 30 in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A bus plunged off a ridge in southern Brazil , killing at least 30 people, authorities said.

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