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Op-Ed: How an innocent smile disturbed Brazil

An innocent smile at a funeral, courtesy former Brazilian Environment Minister, Marina Silva, that was wrongly reported online and that spread over the Internet in Brazil, only makes one wonder how many people judge too quickly a book by its cover.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 4 comments

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: poll

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's October presidential vote, a poll found Monday, a stunning political twist after Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 130,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.A line of mourners stretching some three kilometers (1....
In the Media by AFP

Brazil vote veers into unknown with candidate's death

Bras - The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 3 comments

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Santos - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather, killing all seven people on board and setting buildings alight.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Sao Paulo teachers need a Pap smear? You're kidding, right?

Believe it or not, and this is a shocker, but in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman must hand in the results of a pap smear test, or a letter from her doctor proving her virginity before being hired as a teacher.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Cochabamba - Bolivia has canceled a visa exemption agreement and declared Israel a "terrorist state" in protest of its deadly war in Gaza.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 40 comments

Isolated Amazonian tribe makes contact with outside

Rio De Janeiro - Members of an isolated tribe have emerged from the Amazon rainforest and made contact with the outside world in a video released by Brazil's indigenous authority.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

RoboCup 2014 competition attracts experts and inspires learning

RoboCup 2014 has a bit in common with FIFA's World Cup. Robots are now playing soccer (football) in Brazil instead of humans but international glory is still on the line.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Rio judge orders 23 anti-World Cup protesters jailed

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered 23 people jailed for "violence" during ant-World Cup protests, including those arrested before the Argentina-Germany final.
In the Media by AFP

FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.
In the Media by Milton Este

British World Cup ticket exec turns himself in: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday after a manhunt, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Isolated Russia has friends at multipolar-pushing BRICS

Fortaleza - The summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies this week defies the Western push to isolate Russia, the latest sign of the increasingly multipolar world order the bloc demands.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas

Rio De Janeiro - Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protesters who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final.
In the Media by AFP

Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas

Rio De Janeiro - Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protestors who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final.
In the Media by AFP

China's leader Xi departs for South America visit

Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
In the Media by AFP

World Cup to put Ukraine, Russia leaders in same arena

- The leaders of Ukraine and Russia will attend the World Cup final on Sunday amid conflict between Kiev troops and pro-Moscow separatists as Brazil kicks off a flurry of diplomacy.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Ukraine leader to attend World Cup final, as will Putin

Bras - Ukraine's leader has accepted an invitation to attend Sunday's World Cup final, with Russian President Vladimir Putin also among the spectators, amid a crisis between their countries, Brazilian officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Missing World Cup ticket executive not 'fugitive' - Firm

Rio De Janeiro - A World Cup ticketing excutive who fled a Rio de Janeiro hotel just before police arrived to detain him is not "a fugitive," his company said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

Rio De Janeiro - An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Op-Ed: Brazil v. Germany — Why the Seleção lost

Toronto - The calamitous end to Brazil's uninspiring World Cup campaign was a disaster waiting to happen as the Seleção struggled against all the teams they faced, save for Cameroon, a crisis-riven team more concerned with unpaid bonuses than playing football.
In the Media by Farid Omar - 2 comments

Economic worries trounce Cup shame in Brazil election

Bras - With elections looming, President Dilma Rousseff now faces Brazilians angry at their World Cup humiliation, but her bigger worry will be convincing voters she can jumpstart the economy.
In the Media by Moises Avila (AFP)

Joachim Low outwits Scolari as Germany batters Brazil

Germany’s victory over Brazil will be remembered for years to come in what proved to be a straightforward tactical battle.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 6 comments

World Cup 2014 Preview: Brazil vs Germany

The last time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari guided the hosts to their fifth triumph in Japan.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Brazil launches election campaign amid Cup fever

Bras - Playing second fiddle to the injury woes of soccer star Neymar and the host country's bid for World Cup glory, Brazil on Sunday kicked off its campaign for October 5 general elections.
In the Media by Rosa Sulleiro (AFP)

Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin will next week begin a major Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to counter Russia's growing international isolation over the Ukraine crisis.
In the Media by AFP

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

Belo Horizonte - An unfinished highway overpass being built for the World Cup in Brazil collapsed in the city due to hold a semifinal match, killing at least two people and injuring 19.
In the Media by AFP

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

Belo Horizonte - An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup crashed down on several vehicles in Brazil's southeastern city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring 22.
In the Media by AFP
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The Brazilian military has been called out to protect their people from well-equipped cartels. They ...
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The Brazilian military has been called out to protect their people from well-equipped cartels. They may be needed more than ever after this incident.
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The beef dish  Bife Brasilero  is hearty  flavorful  satisfying and delicious. I also recommend the ...
The beef dish "Bife Brasilero" is hearty, flavorful, satisfying and delicious. I also recommend the coconut flan.
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The Awá of Tiracambu community  Brazil.
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The Awá of Tiracambu community, Brazil.
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Workers stand near a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium  known as  Itaq...
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Workers stand near a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Itaquerao", which will host the opening soccer match of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo November 27, 2013, killing at least three people
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In the middle of the Amazon Rainforest at Urubu River  state of Amazonas  Brazil.
In the middle of the Amazon Rainforest at Urubu River, state of Amazonas, Brazil.
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Brazil s Amazon region.
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Brazil's Amazon region.
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Six of Brazil s 2013 World Cup stadiums will not be finished by the end of December as ordered by FI...
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Six of Brazil's 2013 World Cup stadiums will not be finished by the end of December as ordered by FIFA. This venue is the Arena Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil
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View of the downtown area of the city of Maringá  State of Paraná  Brazil  from the observatory of...
View of the downtown area of the city of Maringá, State of Paraná, Brazil, from the observatory of the Cathedral-Basilica of Maringá.
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The Rocinha favela  or shanty town  in Rio is one of South America s largest.
The Rocinha favela, or shanty town, in Rio is one of South America's largest.
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Anaconda regurgitates whole cow
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Anaconda regurgitates whole cow
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Global coverage of the newly-released photos
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Global coverage of the newly-released photos has pushed the Peruvian government into action. ©www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilphotos
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Meandering at Urubu River tributary of Rio Negro that empties its waters to mighty Amazon River  Ama...
Meandering at Urubu River,tributary of Rio Negro that empties its waters to mighty Amazon River, Amazonas, Brazil.
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Brazilian star Ronaldhino in a match  playing for his country.
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Brazilian star Ronaldhino in a match, playing for his country.
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View of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus  Brazil.
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View of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus, Brazil.
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Street vendor of hats on the stairs of Cathedral Basilica  Salvador de Bahia  Brazil.
Street vendor of hats on the stairs of Cathedral Basilica, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
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Soya fields in the Amazon
Soya fields in the Amazon
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Majestic  misty Iguazu Falls
Majestic, misty Iguazu Falls
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Cathedral-Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Glória in Maringá  Paraná  Brazil.
Cathedral-Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Glória in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
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Yours truly during relaxing time while enjoying Canoa Quebrada.
Yours truly during relaxing time while enjoying Canoa Quebrada.
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