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,...

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...

Armed Forces Could Ensure World Cup Safety

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

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

LATIN AMERICA  - An investigation into Brazil's massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the...

Olympic Flame Starts Tour in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Q24N (Prensa Latina) The Olympic Games flame, which will light the sports activities during the 2016 Games, will...

Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

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

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

A new system implemented by the World Bank to measure the number of people who live below the...

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

The odd mix-up occurred after pension office administrators in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo indicated that the...

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

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Brazil’s Miss BumBum 2017 competition show off perfect derrieres

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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...

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...

Inmates Run the Show In Brazil

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqIl3XpReuY] Q24N - (São Paulo) The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has effectively turned over its vastly overcrowded prisons...

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...

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...

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 targets synthetic drug designers

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Brazil Arrests Narco-Plane Suppliers for Venezuela-Honduras Route

SOUTH AMERICA NEWS (InsightCrime) -- In an operation that saw dozens arrested across four states, authorities in Brazil...

Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts

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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: War against marijuana in the hinterlands

  TODAY BRAZIL - SALGUEIRO, Brazil – The Marijuana Polygon has many sides. Brazil’s Federal Police (PF), which gave...
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(Q24N) A drug trafficking investigation in Brazil has exploded in a row over internet privacy and civil liberties...

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 Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff,...

Brazil: River pirates of the Amazon

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

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 fan groups best known...

Rousseff Takes 15 of 26 States in Winning Brazil Election

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Today Brazil) -- Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, the winner of Brazil’s presidential election, took 15 of...

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...

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 Saturday in World Cup...

Police Killings Up 37% in Brazil

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

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