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1 hr ago | The Rio Times
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was one of three heads of states who paid homage to the late South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, with speeches at a memorial held at Soccer City stadium yesterday, December 10th, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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1 hr ago | The Rio Times
A recent report came to light last week stating that of the estimated 1,001 favela communities in Rio, nearly half are being controlled by illegal militia gangs - organized crime rings typically composed of current or ex-police.
3 hrs ago | E! Online
When it comes to modeling lingerie, Gisele Bndchen can clearly do no wrong, and her latest images for her new Gisele Intimates campaign further prove that point.
6 hrs ago | Switched
Pope Francis is about to hug a young girl during his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on December 4, 2013.
11 hrs ago | The Rio Times
Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff said the country is becoming increasingly prosperous during a meeting at the Bill Clinton Global Initiative by citing the country's improved unemployment statistics, production capacity, availability of natural resources and ability to attract foreign investment to the economy.
11 hrs ago | Daily Mail
The 74-year-old acting legend displayed his aging physique in orange swim trunks as he strolled down the sand with his wife Daphna Kastner and their son Roman.
15 hrs ago | Global Voices Online
Rafael Braga Vieira, a homeless man from Rio de Janeiro, was sentenced to five years in prison for carrying a bottle of "Pinho Sol" disinfectant and bleach while a demonstration was taking place on June 20, 2013.
An investigative commission in Brazil says it has found evidence that the ex-president Juscelino Kubitschek was murdered by the 1970s military regime.
1939 - German battleship Graf Spee is scuttled off Uruguay to prevent it from falling into British hands in World War II.
A Brazilian oil union said Monday that it plans to go on strike to protest allegedly unsafe conditions at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA's REPAR Refinery, the site of a Nov. 28 fire that shut more than 10 percent of Brazil's fuel output.
Archival photos show how Vancouverites of yesteryear weren't much better prepared for snow than they are today.
Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton and daughter, Chelsea, are in Rio de Janeiro this week to participate in the first meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation in Latin America.
According to Brazil's National Petroleum Agency , an amazing offshore Brazil discovery could hold between 8 billion barrels and 12 billion barrels of recoverable reserves, which would make it the most important find for the country to date.
Zona Norte residents of Rio and their supporters will head to the beaches Ipanema and Leblon today for the day-long "FarofaA o - We'll invade OUR beach!" event.
Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA could raise fuel prices next year using its new pricing formula, Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster told a local newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.