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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

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

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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 purchases to meet the...

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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

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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 , a mosquito that...

Brazil’s President Urges Latin America To Settle Political Differences

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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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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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