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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 ...
The start-up firm which wants to put Brazil to sleep

- 2 days ago @ bbc.co.uk: Brazilian entrepreneur Marcelo von Ancken remembers the dilemma which inspired his new business - he had nowhere to take his afternoon nap. The 51-year-old has a daily ritual at his office in downtown Sao Paulo - after eating lunch he likes to lean ...

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Poisonous pufferfish hospitalises eleven family members in Brazil

Telegraph.co.uk: She told Brazil's RJ TV: "The fish looked so tasty so we invited the whole family. We fried it and everyone tucked in. "My husband was the first to say he couldn't feel his tongue, then his face, and then his arms. Then his legs went dead and he couldn ...

Brazil poll rivals clash over corruption claim

Brazil's presidential candidates clashed over corruption allegations in a final debate, as incumbent Dilma Rousseff rejected a report that she knew about a kickback scheme at state oil giant Petrobras. The last debate before Sunday's run-off election was heated from the start as the report in conservative newsweekly Veja dominated opening exchanges before the candidates moved on to the economy ...

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades. In the final television debate of a bitter campaign, leftist President Dilma Rousseff and pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves sparred over who was ...

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.

In Brazil's Election, a Stark Vote on the Nation's Economy

New York Times: Sunday's presidential election in Brazil may be too close to call, but investors have already voted with their reais and dollars — and it's Aécio Neves in a landslide. Rarely, if ever, has such a pro-growth, market-friendly candidate emerged as a ...

Brazil Candidates Take Last Jabs Before Tight Election Race Ends

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO, Brazil—President Dilma Rousseff sought to widen her lead over conservative candidate Aécio Neves in the final sprint to Sunday's election, an event that carries big stakes for an economy sputtering amid global declines in commodity prices.

Rousseff up, Neves reeling as Brazil heads to run-off

After a no-holds-barred campaign, Brazil's leftist leader Dilma Rousseff is the favorite heading into a presidential run-off election Sunday against bruised center-right challenger Aecio Neves. As the hard-fought race to lead the world's seventh-largest economy entered the final stretch, two opinion polls released Thursday gave Rousseff -- looking to extend 12 years of Workers' Party (PT) rule ...

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Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil squad

USA TODAY: SAO PAULO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month. It's their first callups by Dunga since he became coach after the World Cup. Thiago Silva was captain ...

Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura return to Brazil squad

Goal.com: Paris Saint-German duo Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura were named in Dunga's latest Brazil squad on Thursday. The Selecao meet Turkey in Istanbul on November 11 before a clash with Austria in Vienna on November 18. Former captain Thiago Silva has ...

Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil squad

SAO PAULO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month.

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Brazil's president widens lead in polls ahead of Sunday vote

Reuters: BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday's presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday. In Brazil's tightest ...

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves as election nears

Reuters: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in another poll on Wednesday and looks like a slight favorite heading into what is expected to be the country's tightest election in decades.

Brazil's president widens lead in polls ahead of Sunday vote

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday's presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday. In Brazil's tightest election in decades, the leftist incumbent's aggressive campaign against pro-business senator Neves has succeeded in bolstering her ...

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Dunga Relies on 'Gringos' for Last Brazil Squad Announcement of 2014

Bleacher Report: It's time to give the gringos a go. As far as Brazilian footballers go, anyway. Dunga made his final squad announcement this year for the Selecao's upcoming friendlies against Turkey and Austria without a home-based player in sight. In addition, these ...

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Brazil real slumps to 2005 low, Bovespa erases 2014 gains

Reuters: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Brazilian real on Thursday slumped to a 9-1/2-year low while the Bovespa stock index erased its 2014 gains as investors feared President Dilma Rousseff may defeat market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday's ...

Dunga to announce Brazil squad on Thursday

Goal.com: On Thursday Brazil coach Dunga will announce his squad for the upcoming Gillette Brasil Global Tour friendlies with Turkey and Austria. The Selecao meet Turkey in Istanbul on November 11 before a clash with Austria in Vienna on November 18.

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Brazil Race Hinges on Appeal to Lower Middle Class

ABC News: The tightest and most unpredictable presidential election since Brazil's return to democracy three decades ago is now in the hands of lower middle class voters like those debating in Lena's Salon, who represent 35 percent of the electorate and remain ...

Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

IN BRAZIL..

Forecasting the Brazilian election

The runoff in the presidential election in Brazil will take place this weekend between the incumbent President Dilma Roussef (PT) and challenger Aécio Neves (PSDB). According to the conventional wisdom, the runoff is supposedly too close to call. Even ...

Brazil poll shows Neves leading election, at odds with major surveys

Reuters: The credibility of opinion polling in Brazil has taken a beating in this year's election. A flood of smaller surveys forecast results as much as 20 percentage points apart in the same week, and even big-time pollsters failed to capture the extent of ...

British man shot dead in Brazil bar robbery

Telegraph.co.uk: A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national on 22 October in Brazil and are providing consulate assistance to the family at this difficult time." The case was registered with police as robbery and is also being investigated by the ...

Brazil's election is a geopolitical turning point

The Guardian: One of the most popular novels in Brazil these days is the wonderfully titled I Would Receive the Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips. It tells the story of a journalist who travels to a Brazilian town dominated by a mining company, reminiscent of ...

Brazil ETFs Limp Into Election Weekend

By the looks of the recent price action in Brazil exchange traded funds, financial markets are pricing in the result of Sunday’s runoff election between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves. ...

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil

By Brian Winter MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era. Rousseff, a leftist, has a lead of about 4 percentage points in polls against Senator Aecio Neves of the centrist ...

Monsanto, soy exporter royalties dispute rages on in Brazil

The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co, threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country's soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Thursday. A small, local exporter told Reuters earlier this month it had agreed to police farmers' royalty payments on Monsanto's new Intacta RR2 Pro seeds in exchange for a fee ...

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