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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

Brazil troops enter Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian reconnaissance troops entered a sprawling slum district near Rio's international airport early Wednesday ahead of a larger operation to secure the crime-ridden area ahead of the World Cup.The federal troops joined police in the deployment in ...
In the Media by Claire De Oliveira Neto (AFP)

Stadium debates rage as FIFA returns to Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Heated debate on the cost of temporary World Cup stadium facilities saw lawmakers in the southern Brazilian state of Porto Alegre back a plan for tax incentives to pay for temporary stadium facilities.Lawmakers voted late Tuesday, to pass a package off...
In the Media by AFP

Brazil unions backing Cup

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's two biggest unions on Tuesday lent their backing to the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Games on the grounds they would "generate tax receipts and jobs" for the hosts."Large events open the possibility of numerous public and private investments, wh...
In the Media by AFP

Analysts concerned after Brazil rating downgrade

Bras - Brazil must convince markets that it can grow its economy while also slash spending and curtail inflation, analysts said after the country's credit rating sunk to near junk status.The Central Bank said Brazil would respond "robustly" to global economic...
In the Media by Natalia Ramos (AFP)
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