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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 FinMin Levy An 'Island In Sea Of Mediocrity'

- 3 days ago @ forbes.com: Brazil's new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy is an island in a sea of mediocrity, says ex-Central Banker Arminio Fraga in an interview this weekend with Brazilian daily Estado de Sao Paulo. The FinMin job almost belonged to Fraga. But his chosen horse ...

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Rocket Fuel Opens Office in Brazil as Central Connection to Latin American Market

Rocket Fuel , a leading provider of artificial intelligence advertising and marketing solutions for global agencies and brands, today announced its expansion to L

TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

Yahoo News: SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share ...

TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

UPDATED: 5 Brazil residents face felony kidnapping, criminal confinement

Brazil Times: Four Brazil residents have been arrested and another is on the lam after police say the group kidnapped an adult male, and beat him with a frying pan, baton and machete. Arrested for their parts in the alleged crimes were Richelle Moize, 39, Taylor ...

Brazil's Petrobras decides not to take graft writedown - paper

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras decided on Tuesday not to take a corruption-related charge against earnings on its delayed third-quarter results after the board failed to agree on the extent that graft has inflated the value of its assets, the Globo newspaper reported citing an unnamed company source. Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA), as Petrobras is formally known, was supposed to ...

Brazilian Drought Leaves Carnival Awash in Doubt

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil's epic drought, which has inflicted blackouts, withered crops and left millions short of drinking water, now is threatening the country's most beloved institution: the riotous annual street festival known as Carnival. Already, 15 ...

Brazil's Rousseff backs austerity and ending corruption

Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff, elected to a second term in October despite overseeing four years of sluggish growth, Tuesday stressed the need for lower spending to balance the books and urged an end to corruption. Rousseff, who has faced a battle with some sections of her Workers Party (PT) over the need to use austerity to stem rising inflation boost growth, also demanded an end to ...

Brazil's Rousseff says austerity needed to lift economy

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a cabinet meeting at the official residence Granja do Torto in Brasilia, on January 27, 2015

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