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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 ...
Large protests across Brazil seek ouster of president

- 2 months ago @ yahoo.com: SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday for anti-government demonstrations across the continent-sized country.

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Milan buy Brazil striker Luiz Adriano from Shakhtar Donetsk

The Guardian: The 28-year-old has played four matches for Brazil, having made his debut in last year's 4-0 friendly win over Turkey. “FC Shakhtar thanks Luiz Adriano for the years he has spent in the team, for the goals scored and records set,” said the club in a ...

UPDATE 4-Brazil police arrest another former Petrobras exec in probe

Reuters: (Updates with Vantage Drilling statement). By Asher Levine and Caroline Stauffer. SAO PAULO, July 2 (Reuters) - Brazilian police arrested Jorge Zelada, former director of Petrobras' international division, as part of an ongoing investigation into ...

Brazil probes currency market activity of 15 global banks

Reuters: In a document, Cade alleged that the banks colluded to influence benchmark currency rates in Brazil by aligning positions and pushing transactions in a way that deterred competitors from the market between 2007 and 2013, at least. Foreign exchange ...

Stuck in Brazil's Shadow, Four Latin Nations Seek a Way Out

Bloomberg: Long dwarfed by Brazil's capital market and economy, the members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc are looking to kick start their integrated equity platform to woo foreign investors who are increasingly picky about where they put their money ...

UPDATE 3-Brazil police arrest another former Petrobras exec in probe

Reuters: He was taken into custody early Thursday as part of the graft probe that has already ensnared dozens of Brazil's top executives. "This step concludes the analysis of Petrobras' principal directorships," Brazilian Federal prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos ...

Brazil Pledges on Climate Change, Zero Deforestation Are a 'Crushing

VICE News: Brazil announced to much fanfare on this week plans to zero illegal deforestation on its territory by 2030 and restore an area of rainforest the size of Pennsylvania. But experts say the plans are unambitious and activists called the promises "a ...

Brazil investigates currency market rigging by 15 global banks

Business Insider: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil antitrust watchdog Cade opened on Thursday an investigation over alleged currency rigging by a group of 15 global banks, the first of its kind in one of the world's busiest foreign exchange markets. In a statement, Cade ...

Brazil's congress reduces age of criminal responsibility to 16

The Guardian: Comments. 0. The lower house of Brazil's congress has approved a constitutional amendment that reduces the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years of age. Brazil's prison system faces 'profound deterioration' if youth crime law passes.

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BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks as President Barack Obama listens during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The president and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ...

Dilma Rousseff puts spying spat aside, seeks economic aid for Brazil on U.S. visit

Washington Times: President Obama took Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (second from right) on a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Ms. Rousseff's trip is also taking place as the world's seventh-largest economy is falling into recession ...

Brazil's President Seeks Investment During US Visit

Wall Street Journal: NEW YORK—This week's meeting of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington is expected to be short on splashy announcements, but it could go a long way to healing a breach between the leaders of the ...

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Copa America 2015: Kaka fears for Brazil's 'beautiful game'

CNN: Right now Brazil's Seleção is in its own dark place, having been dumped out of the Copa America almost a year after its World Cup dream was ripped apart. "Brazil is struggling," Kaka told CNN, pinpointing the nation's domestic league as one of the ...

Brazil forming council to better its football

ESPN FC: The confederation's announcement that it will form a counsel of former coaches comes less than a week after Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa America for the second consecutive time. It's also less than a year since Brazil's worst ...

Brazil to ask former coaches to help improve local football

Washington Times: The confederation's announcement that it will form a counsel of former coaches comes less than a week after Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa America for the second consecutive time. It's also less than a year since Brazil's worst ...

Brazil Boss Dunga Has Big Decisions to Make After Copa America Exit

Bleacher Report: Quite possibly, the most infuriating aspect of Brazil's limp Copa America elimination against Paraguay at the weekend was the meek manner in which they gave up the ghost. While debate continues to rage on the talent, or lack thereof, in this squad, and ...

No flair, no future: Dunga's Brazil going nowhere - Goal.com

Another year, another failure for Brazil's once-fantastic football team. After the humiliation of losing 7-1 at home to Germany in last year's World Cup, the Selecao have been knocked out of the Copa America on penalties by ...

Paraguay stuns Brazil again at Copa America |: The World Game

Paraguay returned to haunt Brazil once more at the Copa America, knocking out Dunga's side on penalties 4-3 in the quarter-finals in Concepcion.

Paraguay oust Brazil from Copa America on penalties | FOX

But in its own way, Brazil 's exit from the Copa America was just as crushing. This was a dismal, undistinguished campaign ended -- as Brazil's Copa America campaign had been in Argentina four years ago -- by Paraguay's ...

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Brazil and U.S. Working To Mend Ties

Patch.com: Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security ...

US Opening Market to Argentina, Brazil Beef Imports

ABC News: Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Tuesday that Mexico and Canada will also reopen their markets. The US ...

US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports

U-T San Diego: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Tuesday that Mexico and Canada will ...

In a major moment for climate policy, China, Brazil, and the US all announce

Washington Post: Brazil, the United States and China — three of the world's top 10 greenhouse gas emitters — all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western Hemisphere's two most ...

US And Brazil Pledge Jointly To Raise Renewable Energy To

The United States and Brazil have announced a joint agreement to bring their levels of renewable sources other than hydro to 20% by 2030.

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Xiaomi Launches Its First Smartphone Outside Asia

Wall Street Journal: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. announced its first foray outside Asia on Tuesday with the launch of its latest device, the Redmi 2, in Brazil. The decision to both manufacture and sell the phone in Brazil underscores the challenges companies face ...

Iran, Greece, Climate Change Dominate US-Brazil Meeting

Wall Street Journal: Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, said the Iran negotiations depend on verification—not trust—and that ultimately, Iranians will determine whether they can abide by the framework agreed to earlier this ...

Brazil's Petrobras Slashes Five-Year Investment Budget

Wall Street Journal: “All these years, and especially after the 'pre-salt' [oil reserves] announcement, Brazil experienced a situation of great euphoria and megalomania,” said Adriano Pires, president of the Brazilian Infrastructure Center, a consultancy. “Now the country ...

Lilly is Fined by Brazil for 'Sham' Litigation Over a Cancer Drug Patent

Eli Lilly LLY +1.24% was fined about $11 million by Brazilian authorities for pursuing “sham” patent litigation that was designed to extend exclusivity for its Gemzar cancer treatment, according to a statement from Brazil's Administrative Council for ...

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