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CDC Warns About Yellow Fever Outbreak in Urban Areas of Brazil

Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to...

Brazil’s President Left Without a Pension After Failing to Prove He’s Alive

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Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts

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An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line

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

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Brazil’s Miss BumBum 2017 competition show off perfect derrieres

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

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,...

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

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Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

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

Pirates Threatening Brazilian Amazon Highlight Regional Security Concern

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

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

BRASILIA (Prensa Latina) The battle unleashed by the process of impeachment against the deposed...

Olympic Flame Starts Tour in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Q24N (Prensa Latina) The Olympic Games flame, which will light the sports activities during...
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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...

Brazilian Chamber Resumes Discussion of Impeachment against Rousseff

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

Pictures Capture Daily Battle Against Zika Mosquitoes

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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...

Brazil’s President Urges Latin America To Settle Political Differences

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - Latin America has the capacity to settle its political differences...

Inmates Run the Show In Brazil

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Police Killings Up 37% in Brazil

LATIN AMERICAN NEWS - Meanwhile, the south remains Brazil's least violent region. This includes...

How Soccer Fans and Violence Mix in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Among soccer fans worldwide, Argentina's "barras bravas," Italian "ultras," and British hooligans are the...

‘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

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Today Brazil) -- Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, the winner of Brazil’s presidential...

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

TODAY BRAZIL - Brazilian prostitutes and a Christian evangelical group played a football match...

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...

Brazil targets synthetic drug designers

ANVISA is streamlining its chemical prohibition process to prevent narco-traffickers from circumventing the law...

Armed Forces Could Ensure World Cup Safety

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

Brazil: War against marijuana in the hinterlands

  TODAY BRAZIL - SALGUEIRO, Brazil – The Marijuana Polygon has many sides. Brazil’s Federal...

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

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

Brazil: River pirates of the Amazon

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

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Nicaragua Tells Costa Rica To Mind It’s Own Business. Diplomatically Of Course!

After the director general of Costa Rican Foreign Policy, Christian Guillermet expressed concern of the violence in Nicaragua since Thursday, the Nicaragua Foreign Ministry...

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The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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The Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (Fedefutbol) - the national soccer association of Costa Rica  - has been fine US$13,329 dollars by the FIFA for...

Costa Rica Is An “Overrated” Destination, Says Huff

In his article David Landsell, published on Monday April 8, 2013 in the Huffington Post, includes Costa Rica in the list of the "10...

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While the candidates of major parties are using social networks, television and print advertising and other means to capture votes, Hector Monestel of the...

5.7 Quake Rocked Nosara On Sunday

An earthquake registering 5.7 on the Richter Scale, with the epicentre in Nosara, Guanacaste, was recorded at 2pm Sunday  by the Observatorio Vulcanológico y...