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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

- 1 month 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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Brazil Prison Riot Leaves at Least 7 Dead

ABC News: A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left at least seven dead after a fight between two gangs escalated and led to about 70 people, many visiting family members, being held hostage for several hours. It's not yet clear if all seven killed were inmates.

Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante slated for UFC 190 in Brazil

MMAjunkie.com: He looks to rebound against Cavalcante, a 35-year-old Brazilian knockout artist who's been inconsistent since his move from Strikeforce, where he was a 205-pound champ, to the UFC in 2013. After a UFC-debut loss to Thiago Silva, which earned “Fight of ...

Economists cut Brazil's 2015 growth view, raise inflation forecast

Reuters: BRASILIA, May 25 Brazil's economy will probably shrink more than previously expected and will face higher inflation this year, according to a weekly central bank poll of economists on Monday. The median forecast of about 100 economists surveyed ...

Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms

Financial Times: Brazil's economy is expected to contract by nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms due to a depreciating currency and a deepening recession, according to government figures. Brazil's planning ministry revealed in a budget presentation that gross ...

Bond Market's $80 Billion Green Revolution Gets Brazil Convert

Bloomberg: Brazil's biggest food company has its eyes set on going green. BRF SA, which makes more than 5,000 processed-food products from frozen pizzas to lasagnas, is looking to sell so-called green bonds in Europe after it meets with investors next week. It ...

Beheaded for Exposing Corruption

Daily Beast: Traffic heading into the Brazilian town of Padre Paraiso was at a standstill on Easter Sunday as I drove up. The sun had just set over the hills, but a crowd was visible around a bus, gawking at something on the ground. Later that night, a grisly photo ...

Brazil Ministers Spar Over Potential Timing of Recovery

Bloomberg: Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy doesn't expect the economy to recover before 2016, in contrast to Budget Minister Nelson Barbosa's more optimistic forecast of a comeback in the second half of this year, said a government official with knowledge ...

China using Brazil resources as lever against Australia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed $US50 billion ($63.5 billion) worth of deals during a state visit to Brazil last week, including a loan facility to help iron ore miner Vale increase production. In a sign that Beijing is increasingly looking towards ...

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CHINESE PREMIER LI KEQIANG..

China and Peru considering rail link across Brazil

Beijing: China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5300 km transcontinental rail link to connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast. The agreement came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Peru, on the ...

Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China ties

Financial Times: When Chinese premier Li Keqiang swept through Brazil this week, he and his Brazilian counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff, sought to make an impression by unveiling deals worth $53bn. Much of this package, however, consisted of old announcements ...

China and Brazil confirm trade and investment deals worth billions

The Guardian: Chinese premier Li Keqiang lifted the wraps Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar series of trade and investment deals with Brazil, as Beijing looks to invest $50bn in South America's largest economy. The news unveiled on the Chinese official visit is a ...

PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

Brazil Opposition Accuses Dilma Rousseff of Crimes Related to Public Finances

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazil´s main opposition party plans to pursue a criminal complaint against President Dilma Rousseff for accounting maneuvers that helped shore up the country´s fiscal results in recent years. In a statement, the Brazilian Social Democracy ...

China's Li brings investment pledge to struggling Brazil

Reuters: On his first official trip to Latin America, Li will meet President Dilma Rousseff and attend the signing of a raft of agreements ranging from a $1 billion purchase of passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer to the lifting of an import ban on Brazilian ...

Brazil's president names progressive lawyer to Supreme Court

President Dilma Rousseff nominated a law professor close to leftist social groups on Tuesday to sit on Brazil's Supreme Court as it begins to investigate dozens of ruling coalition politicians for corruption. If confirmed by the Senate, Luiz Edson Fachin, a civil law expert from Parana state, will take the seat of Joaquim Barbosa, the former chief justice who retired last year after leading ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL..

Brazil to Offer Leniency Deals to Spur Energy Industry

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—With a corruption scandal at state-controlled energy giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA weighing on Brazil's fragile economy, the government is advancing leniency deals for several private firms linked to the scandal, according to officials ...

Brazil's Economic Downturn, Corruption Scandals Shake Leader

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA— Dilma Rousseff survived torture and cancer to become Brazil's first female president. Now the former leftist-militant faces another challenge: saving her presidency and stanching the deterioration of Latin America's biggest economy. Her ...

Brazil's Itaú Unibanco Plans 3-Year Overseas Bond Issue

Wall Street Journal: Earlier this year, Brazilian cement and concrete producer Votorantim Cimentos SA became the first Brazilian player to tap the international debt market this year, after local companies shied away from capital markets amid domestic political turmoil ...

Orange Juice Futures Climb on Brazil Crop Forecast

Wall Street Journal: A smaller orange-crop forecast for Brazil emboldened investors Tuesday, pushing orange-juice futures off an almost two-month low. The July frozen concentrated orange juice contract rose 4.1% to end at $1.1335 a pound on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange, ...

BlackBerry Messenger helped catch allegedly corrupt officials in Brazil

Prosecutors in Brazil have used BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to expose alleged corruption, the Wall Street Journal reports. Alongside confessions from insiders at energy corporation Petroleo Brasileiro, information was ...

RIO DE JANEIRO..

China and Brazil are becoming BFFs. Should we be worried?

RIO DE JANEIRO — The big question after the announcement of a potential $53 billion investment agreement between Brazil and China on Tuesday is whether it should be a cause for concern, especially as the deal includes discussions about defense, ...

Chinese Plan Investments and Loans for Brazil

New York Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — Extending a lifeline to the beleaguered Brazilian president, Chinese officials announced a sweeping list of investment plans and loans in Brazil on Tuesday totaling dozens of billions of dollars, including in a contentious project for ...

Brazil says squad selection done solely by coach, not marketing partners

ESPN FC: RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian Football Confederation says a marketing company that pays $1.05 million for the commercial rights to each international friendly match does not have the power to select the team. The CBF responded on Monday to a report ...

Brazil more than beans as Michelin probes Latino dishes

So say the experts from the revered Michelin guide, who have edited their first Brazil edition covering the megacities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The guide reviews 145 restaurants, the first Michelin has ever selected in Latin America. Just one received the accolade of two stars -- chef Alex Atala's D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, known for its use of Amazonian ingredients such as the ants, which ...

With BG purchase, Shell takes on Brazil partnership challenge

By Stephen Eisenhammer and Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell's agreed purchase of smaller rival BG Group will create a powerful player in Brazil's budding subsalt region with the money and technology to drive forward delayed projects with troubled partner, state-run Petrobras. Buying BG will make Shell by far the second-largest producer of oil in Brazil, with a dominant ...

IN BRAZIL..

Cruzeiro draws Ponte Preta 1-1, remains winless in Brazil

Washington Times: Gremio, in its first match since former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following the team's poor results, defeated Figueirense 1-0 at the Arena Gremio in Porto Alegre for its first win, while Rio de Janeiro's Vasco da Gama was held to its ...

In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity

Los Angeles Times: Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth ...

Failing My Way to Success in Brazil

Huffington Post: According to the World Bank Group, Brazil ranks 120th in the world for ease of doing business and 167th for ease of starting a business. That puts it behind Uganda and just ahead of Ethiopia towards the bottom of the 189 nation list. Knowing this I ...

The man standing up for young offenders in Brazil

BBC News: The number of children held in young offender institutions in Brazil has grown by almost 40% in the last five years to 23,000. Young people are being increasingly arrested at a similar rate to adults, preliminary figures from the Brazilian government ...

Brazil February retail sales post sharpest drop since 2003

The latest retail data underscored expectations of an economic recession in Brazil this year as President Dilma Rousseff raises taxes and cuts spending to limit public debt and safeguard the country's investment-grade rating. Furniture and home appliance sales also tumbled 10.4 percent from a year earlier and declined 1.3 percent from January, as borrowing costs rose due to a series of interest ...

Rising Inflation Fails to Deter Equity Markets in Brazil

Stock markets in Brazil were up on April 8, despite a rise in the inflation rate for March.

Kim Kardashian Flaunts Curves In Tight Black Dress In Brazil From

Although Kim Kardashian, 34, was relatively covered up when she stepped out in Brazil , the focus of her fashionable look was her hourglass figure — she's one hot mama! The star stepped out at Shopping Iguatemi in Sao ...

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