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Brazil looks to London to help prepare for the 2016 Olympics

August 15, 2012

Even though the London Olympics just ended, Brazil is already getting ready to take its turn as the next host of the Summer Games in 2016. Read Article »

Brazil will take on Mexico for the Olympic Gold in soccer

August 8, 2012

On Tuesday, Brazil defeated South Korea on the football field at the 2012 London Olympics soccer semifinals, which means they will now have the chance to compete for the gold medal. Read Article »

Brazil breaks medal-free streak in Olympic boxing

August 7, 2012

Even though the boxing finals are not over yet, Brazil is celebrating as the athletes have secured two guaranteed spots in the winner's circle. Read Article »

More than 500 dead penguins on Brazilian shores worry biologists

July 18, 2012

A slew of dead penguins have washed up on Brazil's shores, and Brazilian biologists are currently investigating the reason these birds died. Read Article »

Homeless couple finds $10,000 and hands it over to authorities

July 10, 2012

Earlier this week, a homeless couple turned in $10,000 they found on the street in Sao Paulo. Read Article »

Brazilian Valentine's Day kicks off with extra police and a World Cup countdown

June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, marked Brazilian Valentine's Day and as lovers celebrated, police in Sao Paulo were on hand to keep them safe. Read Article »

Brazil demolishes US 4-1 in friendly game

May 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Brazil and the U.S. went head-to-head in an exhibition game that left the American team reconsidering their defensive strategy. Read Article »

Xuxa tells story of passing up the chance to marry Michael Jackson

May 24, 2012

Brazilian superstar Xuxa recently revealed during a televised interview that American pop star Michael Jackson's manager had attempted to get the two pop stars to wed. Read Article »

Brazil to host international X Games events in 2013

May 3, 2012

The X Games, formerly a U.S.-based exhibition of extreme sports, will now include three international events in Brazil, Germany and Spain. Read Article »

Brazil's Health Ministry finds weight gain and obesity to be growing problems

April 12, 2012

As a whole, Brazilians are gaining weight at an alarming rate. A recent study by the Brazilian Health Ministry found that the amount of overweight Brazilians increased nearly 6 percent from 42.7 percent in 2006 to 48.5 percent last year, according to the AFP. Read Article »

Brazilian president will visit U.S. to discuss trade

April 6, 2012

Early next week, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will pay her first official visit to Washington D.C., according to Bloomberg. Read Article »

FIFA assures fans 2014 World Cup will be a success

March 29, 2012

After Brazilian football federation president Ricardo Teixeira stepped down from his positions in the organization and the FIFA executive committee, the football community has been worried about his replacement and the impact of his resignation on the World Cup. Read Article »

Brazilian beachgoers save stranded dolphin pod

March 23, 2012

A few weeks ago, a group of about 30 dolphins swam a little too close to the shore and got stranded in the surf on a Brazilian beach. Read Article »

Teixeira resigns as head of Brazil's football federation

March 13, 2012

Ricardo Teixeira has officially resigned from his role as the head of the Brazilian football federation and as a member of the 2014 World Cup planning committee. Read Article »

Brazilian bishop and wife murdered recently

February 29, 2012

Edward Robinson Cavalcanti, the Anglican bishop of Pernambuco and his wife Miriam were found dead in their Olinda home over the weekend. Read Article »

Bebeto and Ronaldo to work on the Word Cup organizational committee

February 17, 2012

Brazil has been chosen to host the 2014 World Cup, and preparations for the event are already well underway. Read Article »

Brazil's Carnival set to kick off this weekend

February 15, 2012

Carnival is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in Brazil, and this year's festivities will start around the nation on Friday. Read Article »

Police strike ends before Brazil's Carnival

February 13, 2012

After a week and a half, Bahia police have finally ended their strike. Read Article »

Bahai police strike endangers citizens, threatens national events

February 7, 2012

Bahai, Brazil's third-largest city, has recently been in turmoil since the majority of the police force has gone on strike. Read Article »

Brazilian fashion designers now offer plus-size swimwear options

January 31, 2012

Brazil's fashion world is growing, literally. Read Article »

UFC fighter Vitor Belfort returns home to Brazil for Saturday's fight

January 13, 2012

Tomorrow night, Brazilian UFC fighter Vitor Belfort will return to his home country to take on American Anthony Johnson. Read Article »

Floods cause disasters in Brazil

January 5, 2012

Recent flooding in Brazil has caused destruction in many towns and villages throughout the south-eastern region of the nation. Read Article »

Rousseff's first year in office benefits women in the nation

December 30, 2011

Dilma Rousseff is closing out her first year as Brazils' first female president, and her time in office has been seen as widely beneficial. Read Article »

Least rainforest destruction in Brazil in 23 years

December 29, 2011

Amazon deforestation has reached an all-time low in Brazil this year, which shows that preservation efforts are growing more effective. Read Article »

Matthew McConaughey proposes to Brazilian model girlfriend on Christmas

December 29, 2011

American actor Matthew McConaughey proposed to his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves on Sunday. Read Article »

Second two-headed baby to be born in Brazil is healthy

December 22, 2011

A child born with two heads is a rare occurrence, and Brazil recently welcomed the second two-headed human baby of the year at a small hospital in Anajas. Read Article »

Brazil may use 2014 World Cup as anti-gun platform

December 15, 2011

Brazilian officials are considering using the 2014 World Cup as a platform for the battle against gun use. Read Article »

Brazilian community finds success in long distance learning program

December 9, 2011

Students who live in more remote regions of Brazil are finding new ways to learn and pursue their education. Read Article »

Brazil's Ronaldo named official ambassador of 2014 World Cup

December 1, 2011

Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, retired from playing football last February but he will stay involved with the sport. Read Article »

Brazil makes a splash at Art Basel Miami Beach festival

November 30, 2011

The 10th annual Art Basel Miami Beach festival is currently going in in Florida, and The Associated Press reports that Brazilian artists are the hot ticket this year. Read Article »

Brazilian GP was a bumpy ride for many drivers

November 29, 2011

Mark Webber was crowned the victor of the Brazilian Grand Prix over the weekend. Read Article »

World's largest floating Christmas tree lights up the sky over Rio de Janeiro

November 28, 2011

On Saturday, the 16th annual floating Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read Article »

Massachusetts governor will lead delegation to Brazil next month

November 16, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick of Masschusetts is planning to travel to South America next month to meet with government, university and business leaders. Read Article »

Former Brazilian president diagnosed with throat cancer, will begin treatment right away

October 31, 2011

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, who stepped down as Brazil's leader earlier this year, will soon be undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Read Article »

Brazil almost loses a gold medal on a technicality at Pan Am Games

October 19, 2011

Brazil took the gold in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the Pan American Games on Monday, but the first-place award was nearly lost. Read Article »

Mimes direct traffic in Latin America

October 11, 2011

Traffic is a major problem in many Latin American cities, and government officials have decided to try a new approach to solving the problem - mimes. Read Article »

Bieber and Gomez take Brazil by storm

October 7, 2011

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are visiting Brazil and thrilling fans with special performances. Read Article »

Post-menopausal pregnancy causes controversy in Brazil

September 26, 2011

A 61-year-old Brazilian woman is preparing to give birth in November, and her pregnancy has been the cause of much controversy. Read Article »

Brazil takes steps to improve international study options for science majors

September 21, 2011

Brazil is home to the tenth largest economy in the world, and is ranked 13th in scientific production, but they are striving to climb the ranks. Read Article »

Brazil counts down 1,000 days to the 2014 World Cup

September 19, 2011

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is due to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and September 17 marked 1,000 days until the games begin. Read Article »