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Homelessness in Rio Skyrockets, Creating Tensions and Violence.

One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face. Somebody — he didn't see the person, but believes it was a resident in the neighborhood — had slashed his nose with broken glass from a Vodka bottle. He awoke in a ...

- Voice of America - US

Venezuelan Migrants Pose Humanitarian Problem in Brazil.

Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil. Although work is scarce in the city of 300,000 people, slim prospects in Boa Vista appeal more to Rivera than life back home, where his ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S. Officials Probe Awarding of 2016 Olympics to Brazil.

U.S. law-enforcement officials are investigating allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Brazil.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Brazil appeals court schedules early decision on Lula appeal.

BRASILIA - A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Jan. 24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race.

- Reuters - US

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil.

Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.

- The Daily Star - LB

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world's third largest lending market.

After twelve years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around while at dinner with his Brazilian wife. Over dinner in their New York apartment one night in 2011 she casually ...

- TechCrunch - US

Rio's stray bullets give innocent nowhere to hide.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 12 — While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro's crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers, a growing number of the victims look quite different: Innocent, joyful children like Maria Eduarda....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug.

The country is the first in Latin America to make a blue pill called PrEP an integral part of its health care policy.

- New York Times - US

Mexico and Brazil compete for investors in deepwater projects.

Mexican national oil company Pemex blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite due to competition from recent auctions in Brazil and low oil prices. Mexico's oil regulator canceled a tender to pick an equity partner for Pemex's Nobilis-Maximino project, as ...

- MercoPress - FK

Rio's stray bullets give innocent nowhere to hide.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec 12 - While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro's crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers, a growing number of the victims look quite different: innocent, joyful children like Maria Eduarda. Firefights erupt in densely packed, poor favela neighborhoods, leaving ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

'Rio faces worst possible scenario over homelessness'.

Warm temperatures and long beaches have long made Brazil's most famous city a place with a large street population.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Peruvian president admits working for Odebrecht, as financial advisor or irrigation project

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company. Odebrecht is at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal and has admitted to paying ...

- MercoPress - FK

Recession Recoveries In Russia, Brazil Help Lift World Growth To Six-Year High

World economic growth rose this year to 3 percent, the strongest rate since 2011, aided by recoveries from recession in Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and NIgeria, the United Nations has estimated.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

RIO DE JANEIRO — One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face.Somebody — he didn't see the person, but believes it was a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brazilian lawmaker and professional clown won't run for reelection: he feels ashamed of his colleagues

A professional clown in Brazil who ran for congress and won by a huge margin says he will not stand again in 2018. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as Tiririca, is coming to the end of his second term in the Chamber of Deputies.

- MercoPress - FK

Sao Paulo governor named leader of PSDB and most likely presidential candidate

The centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, PSDB, elected four-time Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin as its leader on Saturday, making him its most likely presidential nominee in next year's elections. Alckmin threw the party's weight behind a social security overhaul that is currently before Congress and would cut ...

- MercoPress - FK

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face.

- FOX News - US

Brazil: Reject Abortion Ban

Expand People participate in the SlutWalk protest on Copacabana Beach, where pope Francis will celebrate mass at night, in Rio de Janeiro, July, 2013. The sign reads "No more criminalization of women, abortion is a right."  © REUTERS/Pilar Olivares – Brazilian lawmakers should reject a dangerous constitutional amendment ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Brazil Cuts Local Content Requirements to Attract Oil Investors

Brazil is looking to cut local content requirements for future oil E&P contracts in a bid to satisfy the demands of local suppliers and allow new customs breaks for oil majors active in the South American country. The proposal is already in place, it should be voted on this week and it will be compensation for the absence ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something...

- Deseret News - US

Airbus to pay $9.1 million in redress to kin of 2007 Sao Paulo crash dead

European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air ...

- The Japan Times - JP

PSG hope Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days

PARIS, Dec 12 ― Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days after he travelled home for personal reasons, coach Unai Emery said yesterday. We gave him permission to make this journey. I hope he will...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroad

SAO PAULO — A woman believed to be the first in Brazil to ask the state for permission to end a pregnancy that did not result from a rape or involve medical issues has had an abortion — in Colombia.Rebeca Mendes filed a case...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brazilian researchers uncover six new species of silky anteater

In a recent study published in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, a team of Brazilian researchers discovered six new species of silky anteater, a mammal that lives in tropical rain forests of the Amazon region and Central America.

- PhysOrg - NL

Bulgarians will Spend up to 24% of their Monthly Income for Christmas Gifts

Bulgarian households will spend up to 24% of the monthly income for Christmas gifts. This is the study of the Christmas Barometer 2017 by Feratum Group. By this indicator, Bulgaria is ranked fifth among the countries participating in the survey, which are 20. Mexico is the country where people will spend the most money for ...

- Novinite - BG

McLaren built a $1 million hypercar that it says is unlike any other vehicle in the world

McLaren The McLaren Senna hypercar debuted on Saturday. It's named after legendary Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. McLaren will on build only 500 Sennas with a price tag of $1 million each. The Senna is powered by a 789 horsepower twin-turbo V8. Ayrton Senna is arguably the greatest driver in Formula One history and one ...

- Business Insider - US

Brazilian President: Pension Vote Could Be Delayed to Early 2018

Brazilian President Michel Temer said a key vote on a bill streamlining the social security system could be delayed to early 2018 as the government struggles to gather support among lawmakers. Speaking to journalists in Buenos Aires on Sunday, Temer said he was confident that the bill, seen as crucial to reining in ...

- Voice of America - US

Brazilian 2017 inflation below target for the first time in two decades

Brazil's monthly inflation eased more-than-expected in November after accelerating in the previous month, mainly due to the continued fall in food prices, preliminary data from IBGE showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.28% month-on-month following 0.42% in October.

- MercoPress - FK

Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil

BOA VISTA, Brazil - Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil.

- Reuters - US

Gramado, Brazil: Where Christmas starts in October, in springtime

Brazilian newlyweds Júlia and Marcos Muniz found what they were looking for when they picked Gramado for their honeymoon: peace, quiet and a refreshing break from the heat and humidity back home in Rio de Janeiro.

- Stuff - NZ

Neymar headed to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is urgently travelling to Brazil due to "personal matters", the Brazilian company that manages the footballer's career said on Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Global Arms Sales Increase After 5 Years of Decline

2016 saw the first increase in arms sales since 2010 There was a 1.9 percent increase from 2015 to 2016 American companies accounted for 58 percent of all weapons sales Brazil, India, South Korea and Turkey are "emerging producers" of weapons Copyright © UPI, 2017. All Rights Reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

TZ losing out to Kenya in sisal exports

Tanzania is losing out to Brazil and Kenya in sisal exports despite putting in place plans to boost the current annual production of 36,000 tonnes to 80,000 tonnes by 2022.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Neymar headed to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Neymar was suspended for the 3-1 victory over Lille on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Bangtan Boys Wrap up Marathon World Tour

Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, wrapped up their 10-month "Wings" world tour with three concerts on Friday through Sunday at Gocheok Skydome in Seoul. The tour kicked off at the same venue in February and visited 19 cities in 11 countries including Brazil, China, Japan and the U.S. T...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Netflix drops super-charged trailer for Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Season 2

"If you say with great power comes great responsibility, I swear I'll throw up on you." Jessica Jones is back for a second season, with Netflix dropping a teaser trailer and premiere date at CCXP in Sao Paulo over the weekend. The Marvel series will return on March 8, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. PT in all locations where Netflix is ...

- Mashable! - US

Brazilian economy gradually picking up with growing confidence from investors

Brazil's economic recovery gained traction in the third quarter, supported by steady family consumption and a rebound in investment. GDP expanded 0.1% from the second quarter and 1.4% from the previous year, the national statistics agency said.

- MercoPress - FK

Brazilian auto industry recovering above expectations

Auto sales in Brazil are likely to beat prior forecasts and accelerate next year, national automakers association Anfavea said on Wednesday, underscoring the gathering strength of a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

- MercoPress - FK

Peru’s President Admits Working on Odebrecht Project

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged Saturday that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company. Odebrecht is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal and has ...

- Voice of America - US

From El Chapo to Rogério da Silva: Inside the deadly world of drug lords

The infamous Brazilian drug lord da Silva was arrested after years of hide and seek, joining the ranks of other kingpins who shook the world.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Milling money from cassava

Cassava is a commercial crop in Brazil, Thailand, China, Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique in a range of applications

- Daily Monitor - UG

Miles Morales makes his big screen debut in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse'

Yes, Miles Morales technically exists inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the other Spider-Man hasn't made an appearance in any of those movies, and he hasn't ever gotten one of his own. Until now. Sony's first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse premiered on Saturday at Brazil Comic-Con, starring Morales as ...

- Mashable! - US

Uber's Chinese rival Didi Chuxing likely to drive into Mexico next year

The second-most highly valued, venture-backed private firm has invested in several of Uber's rivals, including U.S.-based Lyft, Brazil-based 99 and India's Ola

- The Hindu - IN

Singer chased out of Congo enjoying life in Brazil

Isabel Antonio, a 16-year-old singer and refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, poses for a portrait at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 6, 2017. She lost her country and childhood in one of Africa's most terrible wars, but Congolese refugee Isabel Antonio has won the hearts of millions of ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Brazil's low interest rates could prove shortlived

It is premature for the government of Michel Temer to celebrate

- Financial Times - US

Mexico Blames Brazil For Failing Auction

The state-run oil company PEMEX blamed the failure of a recent deep-water Gulf of Mexico auction in the on competition from ongoing tenders in Brazil, according to a new report from Reuters. Weak investor appetite for Mexico's blocks was also due to low oil prices, the company added, although 30 oil companies had at least ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Prison Conditions Worsen in Brazil

Expand Yard at the Casa de Detenção , one of the facilities in the Pedrinhas prison complex. © 2015 Human Rights Watch In early 2015 I entered a humid, unsanitary cell with six cement bunks for 60 men who did not even have enough floor space to lie down. While visiting the prison, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, I ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Brazil pursues defence industrial co-operation with the UAE

Brazil's Defence Minister Raul Jungmann met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on 7 December, as part of a visit designed to boost defence industrial partnerships between the two

- Jane’s - US

Mexico Says Deepwater Oil Tender Doomed By Brazil Competition

Pemex blames the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite.

- Rigzone.com - US

In a rare court challenge to its abortion ban, Brazil grapples with its own version of Roe vs. Wade

Debate over abortion is nothing new in Latin America, where laws banning the procedure have driven millions of women to do it themselves or have it performed clandestinely. But for five days last month, the controversy had a face in Brazil: Rebeca Mendes Silva Leite, the first woman in this staunchly...

- Los Angeles Times - US

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