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Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest

Rio De Janeiro - Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach.
In the Media by Pierre Ausseill, Madeleine Pradel (AFP)

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Buses, cars burned in Brazil protest against police

Rio De Janeiro - Four buses, a truck and two cars were burned Saturday in Brazil when demonstrators took to the streets to protest the deaths of two young men during police actions.
In the Media by AFP

Female sports penis in sex-reversed newly discovered species

Lavras - Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects in Brazil with odd sexual habits. The troglodyte species has sex-reversed genitalia, the female sporting an elaborate spiked penis that penetrates an opening like a vagina in her male consort.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Brazil police strike ends after looting, 39 deaths

Salvador - Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal Brazilian metropolis for the football extravaganza.
In the Media by AFP

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Bras - Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.The goat, named "Gluca," is the first of its kind in South America.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil economy to grow 3% in 2015: official

Bras - Brazil's economy is forecast to expand by three percent next year, picking up briskly after years of stagnant growth, a top government economist said on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil president pledges thorough Petrobras probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's president on Monday promised authorities would carry out a thorough and complete probe of alleged money laundering at state oil giant Petrobras.
In the Media by AFP

Petrobras yields documents in money-laundering probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Petrobras has turned over documents requested in an investigation into a $4.5 million money-laundering operation, the latest in a series of problems to plague the state oil giant.
In the Media by AFP

Violent clashes as police evict squatters in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - At least seven people were injured Friday as authorities ousted squatters from an abandoned building and shacks surrounding it just steps from Rio's iconic Maracana stadium.
In the Media by AFP

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Soldiers occupy Brazil slum ahead of World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of soldiers in armored vehicles, trucks and on foot entered one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious slums Saturday to provide security less than three months before the World Cup.
In the Media by AFP

Total lunar eclipse coming to North, South American sky April 15

If you live in the North and South American regions then expect a total lunar eclipse to come your way in the wee hours or April 15. Safe to view with the naked eye, if there's a clear sky you'll see the moon in various shades of red and orange.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Peugeot, Citroen recall cars in Brazil over fire risk

Braz - French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen recalled 130,930 vehicles from both of its brands in Brazil due to the possible risk of fire, the company told AFP Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil hikes key rate to 11 percent

Braz - Brazil raised its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 11 percent, as Latin America's largest economy scrambled to contain inflation.
In the Media by AFP

Brazil economy to feel scant benefit from Cup: Moody's

Braz - Although some sectors in Brazil will gain a boost from the World Cup, the tournament will not have a major economic effect, Moody's rating agency forecast Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Rio police occupy vast favela in dawn operation

Rio De Janeiro - More than 1,000 police backed by the military and armored vehicles occupied the vast Mare favela near Rio's international airport at dawn Sunday, just 74 days before the World Cup.
In the Media by Pierre Ausseill (AFP)

FIFA says lessons to learn after Brazil delays

Bras - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Thursday the organization had to learn from delays which have posed a series of headaches in the run-up to the World Cup in Brazil.
In the Media by Chris Wright (AFP)

'Heaven or hell' Brazil open training center

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was warned Wednesday he faces a trip to "hell" if his team flop at the World Cup, as he watched his squad's training complex inaugurated.Brazilian Football Confederation chairman Jose Maria Marin opened the refurbished ...
In the Media by AFP
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