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1 hr ago | Washington Times
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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5 hrs ago | Skift
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.
9 hrs ago | Reuters
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.
13 hrs ago | The Times
GALLIANO -- Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.
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.
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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Favelas. Shanty towns. Slums. These terms are often associated with Rio de Janeiro, defined by many as a cosmopolitan, cultural, beautiful beach town.
Three members of the Illustrious Sambistas outside the Ultimate Picture Palace at last year's carnival, from left, Phil Pritchett, Bethan Emmet and Peter Williams.
Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile on his way to attend the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach during World Youth Day celebrations on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The remains of 40 newborn babies and foetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities have said.
With famous beaches and world-renowned attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro has plenty to see even without the World Cup.
A view of the Brazilian Army Physical Training Center, where the England soccer squad will be training during the upcoming World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
AssociaA A o Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital, the Brazilian group representing the buyout industry, elected on Monday dealmaker Fernando Borges as new president for a three-year term.