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Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

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A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist zone.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazilians say women in revealing clothes deserve rape – poll

Screencap of the “Eu não mereço ser estuprada (I do not deserve to be raped)” campaign on Facebook.

In Brazil, the land of mini bikinis and voluptuous carnival dancers, most people say a woman who shows off her body deserves to be raped, according to a poll that has triggered outrage.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bus and truck collide, killing 14 in Brazil

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Police say 14 people were killed in a head-on collision between a dump truck and a minibus in northern Brazil.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil dogs take to waves on paddle boards

Cecilia Canetti practices yoga on a stand-up paddle board as her dog Polo accompanies her off Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Canetti is training her dog to accompany her as she stand-up paddle surfs, along with other paddle surfing dog owners preparing for an upcoming competition of paddle surfers who compete with their dogs. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Selva the surfer wore a lime-green life vest, but her colleagues braved the waters Thursday without protection. All could at least doggie paddle if they fell off their boards.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

14 killed in Brazil bus crash near Sao Paulo

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At least 14 people have died in a bus crash on a highway near Sao Paulo. Brazilian police said.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll from torrential rain in Brazil rises to 16

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The death toll from torrential weekend rain in northeastern Brazil has risen from 11 to 16, local authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 11 dead after heavy rains in northeast Brazil

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At least 11 people died and six were still missing after torrential rains lashed in Brazil’s northeastern Bahia state, a Civil Defense official said Monday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 dead, 40 hurt in Brazil bus crash

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Four people were killed and nearly 40 others hurt Sunday when a bus returning from Paraguay veered off a road and into a ravine in southern Brazil, local authorities said.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boat capsizes on Brazil’s Amazon river, killing 12

Rescue workers search for survivors in the capsized boat at the Amazon river near Macapa, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. The boat carrying Catholic pilgrims to take part in a festival commemorating Our Lady of Nazare capsized on Brazil's Amazon river Saturday Oct. 13, leaving at least 12 people dead and another six still missing. AP/Celiane Freitas

A boat carrying Roman Catholic pilgrims has capsized on Brazil’s Amazon river, killing at least 12 people and leaving six more missing.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Anarchist group turns teachers’ march in Rio violent

Demonstrators with their faces covered take cover behind a sign that reads "Memorias Postumas, Machado de Assis" or "The Posthumous Memoirs-Machado de Assis," near the Cinelandia square after a march in support of teachers on strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Teachers have been on strike demanding better pay for almost two months. AP

Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazil to test new vaccine against dengue fever

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Brazilian scientists will next month begin clinical tests on humans of a new vaccine against dengue fever, a leading Sao Paulo-based biomedical research institute said Thursday.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Emerging powers chide rich nations´ climate stance

In this Sept. 3, 2013 photo, Jacquelin Calvaire, 17, bathes using water from a fountain that taps mountain water in Petion-Ville, Haiti. Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean: the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region. AP FILE PHOTO

Brazil, China, India and South Africa on Monday chided developed nations for not doing enough to curb greenhouse gases and fund efforts to confront climate change.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents – report

Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, left, speaks to the Congressional Commission of Foreign Relations in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. De Aguiar Patriota said U.S. surveillance programs violate the sovereignty of countries whose emails and telephone calls have been targeted by the National Security Agency. AP Photo

The US National Security Agency spied on the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader’s emails before he was elected, Brazil’s Globo television reported.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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