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Brazil: Polls Show Deep Dissatisfaction With Healthcare System

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 -- Brazil's healthcare systems, both public and private, is a source of deep dissatisfaction, according to a poll released here.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Atlantic

Is the 'Sympathy Vote' Real?

Last Wednesday, Eduardo Campos, the Socialist Party politician and third-place candidate in Brazil's presidential race, was on a short morning flight from Rio de Janeiro to SA o Paulo when his plane hit bad weather along the coast and crashed in a residential neighborhood.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Benazir Bhutto

BBC News

VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island

Julio de Almeida, 83, is the last prisoner on Big Island, Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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International Business Times

'Batman vs. Superman': Videos Support Ben Affleck's Reported Injury While Filming

"Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to premiere on March 26, 2016. Ahead of its much-awaited release date, spoilers and possible plot details have been making the rounds on the internet.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Teenager struck by lightning at football practiceTeenager struck by...

On of the parents on-site began to perform CPR, which is what kept the child alive long enough for paramedics to resuscitate and stabilize him.

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Marine News

Lloyd's Register's New, Consolidated, Rules for Offshore Units

Lloyd's Register has launched its new Rules for Offshore Units in one single document following an in-depth consultation with industry.

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Western Wheel

Band members strike silver in Brazil

From the left, Calgary Stetson Show Band members, Joseph Bichel, Mackinley May, Karsten Coli, Drew Francis, Jocelyne McHugh, and Katie Gray, stand in front of Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro after placing second in an international show band competition.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Evening Sun

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News, Recreational Vehicle, Security

The Baltimore Sun

Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion

A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries on Wednesday, union officials representing workers at the company said.

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

The Washington Post

Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate Marina Silva speaks to the press after attending a Mass in honor of late presidential candidate Eduardo Campos at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Newsday

Day in pictures: 20 August 2014

Low water levels continue at the Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville in California as the severe state-wide drought continues for a third consecutive year.

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Brush News-Tribune

Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer Miucha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil

Firstshowing.net

NY Based Organization FAMP Art Launches with 'City of God' Prints

One of the formative films in my early years exploring cinema was City of God , about the impoverished and corrupt reality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, Brazil, World News

News24

.com | Brazilians can vote for their own Obama

Rio de Janeiro - In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.

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The Rio Times

2014 Oil & Gas Expo to Discuss Strategies and Development

Brazil is the tenth largest producer of energy in the world with more than half of its energy source coming from oil and other liquid fuels and natural gas.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.

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International Business Times

German Chancellor Angel Merkel to Visit Ukraine on Saturday: Ceasefire May Figure in Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck pose with the Germany's coach Joachim Loew and his players after Germany beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Ukraine, Angela Merkel, Brazil

The Rio Times

Giant Graffiti Mural in Rio Celebrates Women's Rights

Officially launched on August 7th, a new giant graffiti mural in Rio de Janeiro created by well known urban artist and activist, Panmela Castro, celebrates women's rights and the eighth anniversary of the Maria da Penha Law, a Brazilian law that punishes those who commit violent crimes and domestic abuse against women.

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Barron's

Short Drillers As Petrobras Cuts Rig Rates?

A Petrobras offshore platform in the pre-salt layer of Tupi field in Santos Bay off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Religion News Service

Pope Francis hints he might one day retire

VATICAN CITY Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday , Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have "two or three" years left to live.

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