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21 min ago | Reuters

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports

BrazilA s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

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4 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

Leading military and industry experts to meet in Rio de Janeiro in...

Leading military and industry experts to meet in Rio de Janeiro in August at MilSatCom Latin America Conference ________________________________________ While the rest of the world is facing cuts in military spending, in South America there was a growth of 3.8% in the last few years.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News

8 hrs ago | Resource Investing News

Vale to Expand Operations at Carajas with $2.8 Billion Loan

Mining.com reported that top iron ore producer Vale SA will expand operations at its mine in Carajas, Brazil.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

French Playwright Mohamed Kacimi's Holy Land Receives U.S. Premiere at Here, Now thru 5/10

The U.S. premiere of renowned French playwright Mohamed Kacimi's acclaimed play Holy Land will be presented at HERE in NYC this spring, running from today, April 18-May 10. What if bombs & gunfire was the daily soundtrack to your life? Welcome, to Holy Land...a raw and evocative tale of two families in a war ravaged city, trying to find humor when ... (more)

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CNN

Pope washes feet of disabled as part of Easter celebrations

The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus' time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis' decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests' feet, to include women and non-Christians in the symbolic ceremony.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, World News, Brazil

Anchorage Daily News

Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

In a Dec. 9, 2013, file photo Chelsea Clinton speaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - A girl practices shooting a pistol at a computerized firing range at the Meari Shooting Gallery in Pyongyang on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Missourian

Gene Vance Neff Paterson enjoyed voluteerism, studied at Stephens College

She was born July 4, 1923, to William N. and Gladys V. Neff in Abingdon, Va. She married Robert Paterson on Sept.

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Hypebeast.com

Nike Opens First Football-Only Store in Brasil

Coinciding with this year's World Cup, Nike has opened its first football-only store in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana district.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Japan Times

Nissan chief sees 'bright spots' for sales, higher demand from Europe

Global carmakers will face rising demand this year as sales in China and the U.S. expand and Europe starts to grow again, Nissan Motor Co.

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Institute for Southern Studies

Meet the NC officials who promoted a far-right conspiracy theory to...

North Carolina elected officials have joined with far-right groups such as the John Birch Society to promote a conspiracy theory about the United Nation's environmental sustainability plan for the 21st century.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Environment, Science, World News, Brazil, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Washington Times

Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor

Today I pay tribute to my mentors. You know, those rare people in life who take the time to help you, quite often redefining the path ahead.

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Related Topix: Physics, South America, World News, Brazil

Skift

The World Cup Hospitality Experiments Taking Place in Rio's Slums

The 26-year-old is renting his studio apartment in Brazil's biggest slum for the month-long duration of the soccer World Cup that ends July 13. He's expecting to collect 4,000 reais from guests willing to sample life in Rio de Janeiro, where federal troops are joining police to combat attacks by drug gangs.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, University of Virginia

Reuters

UPDATE 1-BHP Billiton lifts annual iron ore production guidance

BHP Billiton is lifting its iron ore production this year to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient, amid strong competition from rivals in Australia and Brazil.

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The Times

Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility

GALLIANO -- Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.

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The Rio Times

Misfits are Back at Circo Voador on April 20th

Punk rock fans in Rio de Janeiro are in for a treat as the iconic American band the Misfits return to the city this Sunday, April 20th bringing with them their legendary horror film influenced punk rock to Lapa's Circo Voador stage.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Rio Times

Renting a Scooter in Rio de Janeiro

Being in Rio with a desire to move around the city and take in as much of the scenery as possible, one quickly notices that taxis can get expensive, and other public transportation can seem limited and time consuming.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Scooters, South America, Travel, Brazil Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, World News, South America Travel, Brazil

Silicon Alley Insider

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

Travel and food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain traveled to Brazil's Rio de Janeiro a few years ago to sample the local cuisine on his Travel Channel show No Reservations .

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-BNDES to spend $1.35 bln to boost Brazil venture-capital markets

Brazil's state development bank, BNDES, says it plans to spend up to 3 billion reais on stakes in buyout investment vehicles and share offerings by small- and mid-sized companies to help foster new funding sources in local capital markets.

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