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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 ...
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Russia eyes Brazil for high technology cooperation — Russian deputy PM

ITAR-TASS: BRASILIA, December 18. /TASS/. Russia offers Brazil active cooperation in high-tech spheres, including in space exploration, shipbuilding and aviation sector, and expects adoption of important agreements related to missile defense technology, Russian ...

Carrefour May List Brazil Unit After Selling Stake to Diniz

Bloomberg: Selling a stake in the Brazil unit almost 40 years after entering the country will help Carrefour achieve a goal of giving operations greater local control with support from partners, Chief Executive Officer Georges Plassat has said. The retailer is ...

Nordic Yards targets Brazil

The Vitaly Yusufov-controlled company, which has three yards in Germany, has established Nordic Yards do Brasil with an unnamed Brazilian partner. It will construct a EUR 300m ($369m) plant in Camocim, Russian daily Vedomosti reported, citing a Nordic ...

Brazil 2014 - a World Cup to cherish

The 2014 World Cup was a captivating carnival of football, rated by many as the best yet, with high drama on and off the pitch, and, in Germany, champions worthy of the name.

Rain postpones women's soccer tournament in Brazil

USA TODAY: BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Both women's games scheduled for Wednesday in the International Tournament of Brasilia have been postponed because of heavy rain in the Brazilian capital. The U.S. was due to play Argentina and Brazil was scheduled to face ...

Rain postpones women's soccer tournament in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Both women's games scheduled for Wednesday in the International Tournament of Brasilia have been postponed because of heavy rain in the Brazilian capital.

UPDATE 1-Tycoon Diniz buys stake in Carrefour's Brazil unit, source says

Reuters: (Adds details throughout). By Guillermo Parra-Bernal. SAO PAULO Dec 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian billionaire Abilio Diniz agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in Carrefour SA's Brazilian unit, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday, ...

Brazil Raises Funds’ Overseas Investment Limits as Stocks Plunge

Brazil’s securities regulator gave greater leeway for mutual funds to invest abroad after local stocks plunged to a five-year low and volatility surged.

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Marta scores hat trick in Brazil's 3-2 win over US

USA TODAY: BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Five-time world player of the year Marta scored three goals to lead Brazil to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the U.S. women's soccer team in the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday. Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe ...

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

Bleacher Report: The U.S. women's national team began its bid to win this year's International Tournament of Brasilia with a rather tame 1-1 draw against China. Now the Americans face a tougher test from hosts Brazil. The USA will have to hope its talent, justified by ...

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Brazil prosecutor seeks indictment against former Petrobras CEO

Reuters: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro said on Tuesday that they were seeking to indict the former chief executive officer of Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) and a leading local construction and ...

Learning from Brazil's success with milk banks

Medical Xpress: Brazil's success has long interested Lisa Hammer, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan Health System. She recently led a group of U-M physicians and other health professionals to Rio de Janeiro to explore the possibility of adopting parts of ...

Rio protest: Brazil police demand tougher protection laws

BBC News: Hundreds of Brazilian police officers and their relatives have taken part in a protest in Rio de Janeiro to demander tougher legislation for crimes against the police. They are demanding changes in the penal code so that the killing of police officers ...

Woman says she survived attack by Brazil serial killer, recognized him on TV

Fox News Latino: Rio de Janeiro – A woman has told police in this Brazilian metropolis that she was attacked by a man who confessed this week to having killed 42 people, local media reported Saturday. The 22-year-old woman, identified as Cintia Ramos, went to the ...

Brazil: Best-butt runner-up hospitalized - AOL.com

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A 27-year-old Brazilian reality TV star who was runner-up in a best-buttocks competition has been hospitalized with complications from a cosmetic procedure to enlarge her thighs. The Conceicao ...

Brazil slams media 'manipulation' on Petrobras scandal - Business

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant ...

Petrobras graft probe could 'change Brazil forever': Rousseff

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff believes investigations into the corruption scandal rocking state-owned oil giant Petrobras could "change Brazil forever" by ending a culture of impunity, reports said ...

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Brazilian Real Declines to Nine-Year Low Amid Economic Weakness

Bloomberg: “Markets are waiting to know what the new economic team has in mind,” Joao Paulo de Gracia Correa, a trader at Correparti Corretora de Cambio in Curitiba, Brazil, said in a telephone interview. “Meanwhile, we have all this negative economic data ...

Brazil's Real Drops to Nine-Year Low on Concern Economy Slowing

Bloomberg: Brazil's real fell to a nine-year low as a gauge of Latin America's largest economy unexpectedly contracted in October, adding to concern that President Dilma Rousseff's new team will struggle to revive growth. The currency slid 0.5 percent to 2.6667 ...

Brazil’s Real Drops to Nine-Year Low on Concern Economy Slowing

Brazil’s real fell to a nine-year low as a report signaled Latin America’s largest economy unexpectedly contracted in October, adding to concern that President Dilma Rousseff will struggle to revive growth.

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Brazil's Real Rallies Most in a Month as Fed Supports Risk Bid

Bloomberg: Brazil's central bank president Alexandre Tombini reiterated today that details on the extension next year of currency swap auctions supporting the real will be announced in the days ahead, adding that daily offerings will range from $50 million to ...

Brazil Central Bank to Keep Currency-Strengthening Move

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO—Brazilian central bank President Alexandre Tombini said Tuesday the bank plans to continue its program of regularly auctioning currency-swap contracts, a move that could help prop up the country's rapidly weakening currency. The bank ...

Brazil October Economic Activity Below All Analyst Forecasts

Bloomberg: Brazil's economic activity in October unexpectedly declined, as the central bank continues to raise rates in the biggest emerging market after China. The seasonally adjusted economic index, a proxy for gross domestic product, fell 0.26 percent in ...

Brazil's Tombini says may reduce FX intervention in 2015

Brazil's central bank will keep intervening in the foreign exchange market next year but could reduce the scale of these operations, which are aimed at countering the slide in the country's currency, the ...

Brazil central bank director urges tighter fiscal policy

The Brazilian government needs to tighten fiscal policy to help bring down inflation and strengthen the country's economic framework, central bank director Luiz Awazu Pereira said on Monday. A surge in ...

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USWNT: Marta hat trick dooms US to 3-2 loss to Brazil at Brasilia

MLSsoccer.com: The US women's national team put themselves in a tough position at the Brasilia International Tournament on Sunday, blowing an early two-goal lead to fall 3-2 to Brazil and drop to third place at the tournament. Marta scored all three goals for Brazil ...

For Syrians seeking sanctuary, a door opens in Brazil

Brazil is accepting an increasing number of refugees from Syria's civil war and other trouble spots around the world. Syrians who make the trip to Brazil can apply on arrival for refugee status and virtually all succeed.

USWNT, Fans Get Wake-Up Call with 3-2 Loss to Brazil

Bleacher Report: The USWNT traveled to Brazil for a four-team tournament to close out 2014. They opened with an unexpected 1-1 draw against China. The Chinese national team fell on hard times in the past decade, but showed the U.S. they are much improved. Regardless ...

For Syrians seeking sanctuary, a door opens in Brazil

Brazil is accepting an increasing number of refugees from Syria's civil war and other trouble spots around the world. Syrians who make the trip to Brazil can apply on arrival for refugee status and virtually all succeed.    

Welcome to Brazil, Where a Computer Bug Condemns a Man to Death

The first computer bug, the story goes, was a moth squashed inside an old electromechanical computer. In Terry Gilliam's Brazil , one such bug gets stuck in a printer, resulting in a typo that leads to the killing of poor innocent ...

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