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Wednesday 18 October 2017

This old Catholic ritual is giving Brazil’s economy a small boost, one Virgin Mary statuette at a time

Brazilians are moving away from Catholicism. Today, fewer than 50 percent of Brazilians identify as Roman Catholic, down...

Brazil’s Miss BumBum 2017 competition show off perfect derrieres

Striding down the streets of Sao Paulo in their black swimsuits, these glamorous models have been stopping the...

São Paulo Destroys Crackland and Offers Instead Forced Hospitalization for Drug Addicts

It was a rainy Sunday morning when São Paulo’s “Crackland” was destroyed. On May 21, 500 civil and military...

Cops Break Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship for No Good Reason

(Q24N) Some Canadian cops apparently have nothing better to do than ruin the weekend for hundreds of martial...

Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

(Q24N)  Prensa Latina - Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the...

Pirates Threatening Brazilian Amazon Highlight Regional Security Concern

Q24N BRAZIL (Insightcrime.org) Marauding pirates represent a growing threat along the Amazon river in Brazil, the New York...

Battle for Impeachment of Brazil’s Rousseff is Being Waged in Courts

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Olympic Flame Starts Tour in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Brazil WhatsApp Ban Highlights Tech Controversies in Crime Probes

(Q24N) A drug trafficking investigation in Brazil has exploded in a row over internet privacy and civil liberties...

Brazilian Chamber Resumes Discussion of Impeachment against Rousseff

Q24N (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil is scheduled to resume today the...

Pictures Capture Daily Battle Against Zika Mosquitoes

(Q24N) By Becky Little, National Geographic -  How do you stop disease-carrying mosquitoes from multiplying? That’s the question...

Brazilian Armed Forces Wage War on Mosquito Tied to Zika Virus

(Q24N) Diaologo-Americas.com -  The Armed Forces of Brazil are waging war against Aedes aegypti , a mosquito that...

Brazil’s President Urges Latin America To Settle Political Differences

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - Latin America has the capacity to settle its political differences and needs greater cooperation,...

Inmates Run the Show In Brazil

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Police Killings Up 37% in Brazil

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How Soccer Fans and Violence Mix in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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‘Crime without Punishment’: Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

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Brazil Arrests Narco-Plane Suppliers for Venezuela-Honduras Route

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Rousseff Takes 15 of 26 States in Winning Brazil Election

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Brazilian prostitutes and Christian evangelicals play soccer match on World Cup sidelines

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World Cup is the theme of the Projeto 4km mural, to be Latin America’s largest open-air graffiti exhibit

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World Cup: Rents in Brazil Skyrocket

(TODAY BRAZIL) RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rents in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup are priced...

Brazil targets synthetic drug designers

ANVISA is streamlining its chemical prohibition process to prevent narco-traffickers from circumventing the law with similar drugs. (TODAY BRAZIL)...

Armed Forces Could Ensure World Cup Safety

(TODAY BRAZIL) BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the Armed Forces could be deployed to break...

Brazil: War against marijuana in the hinterlands

  TODAY BRAZIL - SALGUEIRO, Brazil – The Marijuana Polygon has many sides. Brazil’s Federal Police (PF), which gave...

Salvador: The sad side of the ‘capital of happiness’

TODAY BRAZIL - Famous for its party atmosphere, Bahia’s capital city of Salvador suffers from violence, drug trafficking...

Brazil: River pirates of the Amazon

TODAY BRAZIL - Pirates aren’t limited to operating on the high seas. Even on the rivers of the...

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