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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.

São Paulo: Subway strike worsens traffic ahead of World Cup

San Paulo - The residents of São Paulo, Brazil, are facing transportation chaos since early Thursday due to a strike by workers of the three major subway lines serving the metropolitan area of the city, one week ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup.

Brazilian crime gang threatens terror attacks at soccer World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - A notorious Brazilian crime syndicate issued threats, Tuesday, to disrupt next year’s soccer World Cup finals, hosted by Brazil, by launching terror-style attacks. It also threatened disruption of next year’s Brazilian presidential election.

Dramatic helmet cam video: Man steals motorbike, gets shot by cop

A Brazilian man was riding his motorbike in the city of Sao Paulo, wearing a helmet-mounted camera. As two men attempt to rob him in broad daylight, his helmet camera catches all the action.

Op-Ed: Protests in Brazil — What really lies behind

It all started with the 20-cent increase of the bus fares. A small increase that was going to have some serious consequences on people’s budget. A just cause worth fighting for.

Review: The Sao Paulo Zoological Park, a jungle in the city Special

San Paulo - Spread in an area of over 200 acres of original Atlantic forest, the Sao Paulo Zoo shelters about 3,200 animals from 444 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates and promotes public awareness about wildlife conservation.

IndyCar: Penske still perfect after Power wins in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Four races into the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series and Will Power is on a roll. On Sunday in Brazil, he became the first driver to win three straight IndyCar events since 2007.

Tragedy at elementary school in Brazil

A 10-year-old boy shot his teacher and then killed himself at a school in São Caetano do Sul, a district of São Paulo. The tragedy took place on Thursday shorty after lunch hour.

Drug smuggler caught with 72 capsules of cocaine in stomach

An Irishman arrested at a Brazilian airport was discovered to have allegedly swallowed 72 cocaine capsules which graphic x-rays revealed in his stomach.

'Heterosexual Pride Day' awaits mayor's signature in Sao Paulo

San Paulo - Sao Paulo's city council has approved a proposal to create Heterosexual Pride Day honoring straight people that will be celebrated yearly on the third Sunday of December if it gets a final stamp of approval from the mayor of South America's largest city.

March for Jesus Draws 5 Million People in Brazil

Brazil certainly is used to having large crowds at events every such as Carnaval. They also have an event each year known as the 'March for Jesus'. This year the crowd was estimated at 5 million.

End of ordeal for three "troublemaking" French seniors in Brazil

After more than two-and-a-half months away from families and friends, three French tourists detained by Brazilian authorities for "endangering" a São Paulo-Paris flight in early December last year are free to return home.

University reverses decision to expel girl over mini skirt

YouTube has video, the wire services and newspapers carried the story. It happened more than two weeks ago in Brazil; Yet it was big news around the world today. Within hours the Brazilian university reversed its decision to expel a mini-wearing student.

Rhythms of New Orleans resonate in São Paulo, Brazil

Bourbon Street Festival is Brazil's most important event dedicated to the music of New Orleans. The festival takes place in the Moema neighborhood of São Paulo and is centered around the local jazz/funk/R&B club, Bourbon Street.

Sao Paulo Takes Lead to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Economic prosperity has seen it become Brazil's California. And now as in other boom towns around the world, Sao Paulo too faces the perils of environmental emissions. But finally, it is doing something about it.

Challenge to Brazil billboard ban

A law aimed at banning all billboards and hoardings in Brazil's biggest city is facing an onslaught of legal challenges from angry ad companies.

''Ant trade'' In Drugs Swamps Brazilian Postal System

SAO PAULO (dpa) - It came as no shock recently when postal controller Joao Peres opened a carton and discovered 500 tablets of the illicit drug ecstasy hidden inside several Bibles.Over the past several months postal employees in the South American cou...
 

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Workers stand near a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium  known as  Itaq...
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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Sao Paulo Subway train at the station.
Sao Paulo Subway train at the station.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photograph courtesy of Mídia NINJA, Brazil.
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Crowded downtown Sao Paulo. About 11 million people live in the city; about 20 million in the Greate...
Crowded downtown Sao Paulo. About 11 million people live in the city; about 20 million in the Greater Sao Paulo area.
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On the metro in São Paulo  Brazil.
On the metro in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Sao Paulo International airport.
Photo taken: June 15  2012.
Sao Paulo International airport. Photo taken: June 15, 2012.
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View of a section of downtown Sao Paulo  financial center of Brazil.
View of a section of downtown Sao Paulo, financial center of Brazil.
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A man takes a picture of a crane that collapsed on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium  known as...
A man takes a picture of 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
With permission by Reuters / Nacho Doce
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Avenida Paulista  São Paulo  Brazil.
Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.
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On May 24  2014  the reservoir supplying water to Sao Paulo was already at a devastatingly low level...
On May 24, 2014, the reservoir supplying water to Sao Paulo was already at a devastatingly low level.
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A man catches a motorbike robbery in broad daylight on his helmet cam  including one of the robbers ...
A man catches a motorbike robbery in broad daylight on his helmet cam, including one of the robbers being shot by an undercover cop.
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Florentijn Hofman s Fat Monkey (São Paulo  2010)
Florentijn Hofman's Fat Monkey (São Paulo, 2010)
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Brazil slum, Sao Paulo
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Examples of Gil Vicente s drawings that show him as an assassin.
Examples of Gil Vicente's drawings that show him as an assassin.
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Downtown São Paulo  the main financial center of Brazil.  São Paulo is the home of the BOVESPA Sto...
Downtown São Paulo, the main financial center of Brazil. São Paulo is the home of the BOVESPA Stock and Futures Exchange, the fourth largest exchange in the Americas in terms of market capitalization.
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