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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 Graft Cases: Beginning of Impunity's End?

- 3 days ago @ abcnews.go.com: A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system. And in perhaps the most ...

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Brazil's president to shake up Petrobras but keep CEO

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that she would fire top executives at state-owned oil giant Petrobras but keep the scandal-plagued firm's chief, Graca Foster. Petrobras, Brazil's biggest company, has been embroiled in controversy since March, when a former director was arrested for corruption and told investigators about a kickback scheme worth billions of dollars reaching deep ...

The USWNT's performances in Brazil were far from impressive

The U.S. women's national team's performances in the tournament in Brazil were far from impressive, and the team has a lot of work to do before the World Cup in Canada next summer.

China, Brazil have banner year

Chinadaily USA: In review of the relationship between China and Brazil over the past year, Chinese Latin-America watchers used the word "fruitful". During Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Brazil in July, the two leading emerging economies consolidated their ...

Brazil's Rousseff stands by Petrobras CEO, says pessimism overblown

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she has no plans to replace the chief executive officer of state-run oil firm Petrobras, saying there was no evidence that senior management was involved ...

Brazil's $680 Million Cuban Bet Vindicated by Obama's Deal With Castro

Bloomberg: A $1 billion port project near Havana built by Brazil's biggest infrastructure company and sponsored by the Brazilian government is suddenly looking like a smart-money bet as the U.S. moves to normalize relations with the Castro regime. Odebrecht SA ...

Real Fluctuates as Intervention Offsets Dimmed Brazilian Outlook

Bloomberg: The real swung between gains and losses as Brazil's plan to continue swap auctions supporting the currency offset reduced forecasts for economic growth from analysts surveyed by the central bank. The real fell less than 0.1 percent to 2.6597 per dollar ...

Brazil’s Real Climbs to One-Week High as Commodity Prices Gain

Brazil’s real rose along with Russia’s ruble and other emerging-market currencies as a gain in commodities offset reduced prospects for Latin America’s largest economy.

Ibovespa Declines After Economists Reduce Brazil Growth Forecast

Bloomberg: The Ibovespa fell as analysts covering Brazil reduced their estimates for economic growth, dimming the prospects for companies that depend on domestic demand. Lender Itau Unibanco Holding SA contributed the most to the gauge's decline. Meatpacker ...

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Brazil draws with US to win home tournament

Charlotte Observer: BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil's women's soccer team held on for a 0-0 draw with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday. Brazil had the tiebreaker in the final because it finished with the best result in group play at the ...

Brazil ties USA to win home tourney

ESPN: BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's women's soccer team held on for a 0-0 draw with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday. Brazil had the tiebreaker in the final because it finished with the best result in group play at ...

USA vs. Brazil Women's Soccer: Date, Start Time, Live Stream and Preview

Bleacher Report: USA will be looking to oust hosts Brazil when the two sides face off for the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday at the Mane Garrincha Stadium. Team USA beat Argentina 7-0 in their final round-robin group match which, paired ...

Sports in Brief: Brazil women win title after draw with U.S.

Brazil's women's soccer team held on for a 0-0 draw with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday.

Brazil draws with US to win home tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's women's soccer team held on for a 0-0 draw with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday.

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Brazil cracks down on corruption

Macleans.ca: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a “cartel” to profit from the city's subway system.

Brazil Graft Cases: Beginning of Impunity's End?

ABC News: A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system. And in perhaps the most ...

Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit ...

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Brazil plans to study possibility of legalizing the use of medical marijuana

Fox News Latino: 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. ANVISA, the country's Health Surveillance Agency says in a statement posted on its website ...

Brazil to Study Legalization of Medical Marijuana

New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures. ANVISA, the country's Health Surveillance Agency says in a statement posted on its website that ...

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.

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Brazil's Rousseff to slash budget to regain confidence

CNBC: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is planning a package of budget cuts and tax increases worth as much as 100 billion reais ($36 billion) in an aggressive attempt to recover investor confidence at a time of growing strain on emerging markets, senior ...

Brazil Raising Long-Term Rate in Move to Reduce Credit Subsidies

Brazil’s government will increase the long- term interest rate for the first time in more than 10 years after President Dilma Rousseff pledged to reduce the nation’s debt and slow inflation in her second term.

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Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

SunHerald.com: FELIPE DANA/ASSOCIATED PRESSArena da Amazonia stands in Manaus, Brazil. The 44,000-capacity stadium in the jungle city of Manaus, which has no teams in the first, second or third divisions, hosted 11 events since the end of the World Cup in July.

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

Las Vegas Sun: Now, Brazil's brand new arenas are having to host weddings, children's parties and religious events to generate revenue. Nearly six months after the final at the revamped Maracana, Brazil is still trying to find ways to take advantage of some of its ...

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

USA TODAY: SAO PAULO (AP) — It's white elephant time for World Cup stadiums — again. When the World Cup ended, Brazil was left with a sense of pride after successfully hosting soccer's showcase tournament. It was also left with 12 modern facilities that ...

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

SAO PAULO (AP) -- It's white elephant time for World Cup stadiums - again.

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Brazil seeking uses for stadiums

Albany Times Union: When the World Cup ended, Brazil was left with a sense of pride after successfully hosting soccer's showcase tournament. It was also left with 12 modern facilities that officials said would help revitalize the sport in the country. Now, Brazil's brand ...

Brazil confident of Copa America success

Goal.com: CBF President Jose Maria Marin is confident Brazil are well placed to claim the Copa America in Chile next year. The Selecao were left reeling from a World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany in July but spirits are once again high after new coach Dunga ...

Brazil capitulate under 64 years of expectation

Reuters UK: Brazil resembled a team playing a kick about in the park as their defence imploded and conceded four goals in six minutes during the first half of their World Cup semi-final against Germany, leaving them 5-0 behind after half an hour. It was arguably ...

Brazil's World Cup legacy: carnival of the animals on the Amazon

Brazil's World Cup stadium in Manaus recently played host to Boi, the festival of the ox. Donna Bowater joined the party

Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - A superb World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport's history, Germany's fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world's best were among the soccer highlights of 2014. Real Madrid's long-awaited tenth European crown -- 'la decima' -- secured after they equalised late in normal time before winning the ...

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