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Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

Marina Silva

Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil’s Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazil party replacing candidate who died in plane crash

In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, left, and his running mate Marina Silva, pose for a photo with the National Confederation of Agriculture President Joao Martins da Silva Junior, in Brasilia, Brazil. The death of Campos in a plane that smashed into a white-collar neighborhood in the port city of Santos Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, is reshuffling the candidates and voter preferences. AP

Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election.

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

Brazil presidential candidate, 6 others die in plane crash

Rescuers work on the site of the crash of the Cessna 560XL aircraft carrying the presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party Eduardo Campos in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The plane failed to land and crashed into a gymnasium and two homes.  AFP PHOTO/RICARDO NOGUEIRA

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a City Hall official there said.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Small plane crashes into Brazilian house, kills 5


A single-engine plane carrying an elderly patient to a hospital has crashed into a house in northeastern Brazil, killing the five people aboard.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Subic execs stop iron ore shipments as bay polluted


The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has suspended the iron ore transshipment operations of a Brazilian company after residents in nearby Olongapo City recently complained of spillage and water discoloration in Subic Bay during strong rains.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »