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7 min ago | Reuters

Brazil's Aneel sees fresh loan enough to help power distributors

A plan by BNDES, Brazil's state development bank, and a pool of commercial banks to lend an additional 6.5 billion reais in emergency credit should help electricity distributors cope with higher power costs amid a drought, the president of industry watchdog Aneel said on Tuesday.

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4 hrs ago | Philly.com

Norberto Odebrecht | Brazilian builder, 93

Norberto Odebrecht, 93, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale projects such as dams and highways in the Amazon jungle and some of the World Cup stadiums, died Saturday of heart problems in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

World Press Freedom Review

IPI urges Brazil to implement journalist safety measures

The International Press Institute today urged Brazil to implement safety measures for journalists amid reports that at least 36 were attacked between June 12 and July 13 while covering protests against the World Cup.

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Bloomberg

Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 15, 2014.

Pro-Russian rebels released bodies gathered from the crash site of the Malaysian jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine last week as U.S. and European leaders pressed their message that President Vladimir Putin risks isolating himself on the world stage.

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The Arizona Republic

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip

ASU grad, Undie Run co-founder dies on Brazil trip Brazilian police found his body Friday morning in Rio de Janeiro's Tijuca forest, according to the Daily Mail.

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The Star Online

Analysis- Brazil election now anything but certain for Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff until recently appeared to be cruising towards re-election in October but she now finds herself in a tight race as an already sluggish economy takes a turn for the worse.

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Canada.com

John Boyko: Ukraine's long struggle echoes in Canada

Roman was Russian or maybe Ukrainian. The folks of his town went from one to the other with each shift of the restless border.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Photos: Gisele Bundchen stays flawless at 34

Happy 34th birthday, Gisele! Bundchen, a native of Brazil, makes a heart sign before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mass Transit

Brazil: Presidents Xi Jinping & Dilma Rousseff Witness BYD History

BYD Company Ltd. 's Wang Chuanfu made history this week signing a contract to be the first Chinese manufacturer to open a battery factory in Brazil.

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Business Journal

Brazilian airline could be coming to Fort Lauderdale

Brazil's third-largest air carrier could be flying into Fort Lauderdale before the end of the year.

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Newkerala.com

Flu move to third in Brazil Serie A

Argentine playmaker Dario Conca has been on target as Fluminense overcame Santos 1-0 to move to third in Brazil's Serie A standings.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

Brazil police suspend 4 officers in Rio de Janeiro

Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday.

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Agri Marketing

Drop In Brazil's Farm Machinery Sales Accelerates

DROP IN BRAZIL'S FARM MACHINERY SALES ACCELERATES Jul. 21, 2014 Source: Agrimoney.com news release The rate of decline in farm machinery sales in Brazil nudged higher last month, fuelled by the decline in commodity prices which has dented trade in larger agricultural equipment in other markets too.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Newkerala.com

Former Brazil defender attacked by fan

The 31-year-old left-back was attacked Sunday as he left the Beira-Rio stadium in the southern city of Porto Alegre, Xinhua quoted Radio Gaucho as saying.

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The Peninsula

Qatar Museums opens - Pearls' expo in Brazil

Doha: 'Pearls' exhibition, organised by Qatar Museums , opened at Museu de Arte Brasileira in Sao Paulo, Brazil, yesterday.

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BBC News

Brazilian engineer Odebrecht dies

Brazilian engineer Norberto Odebrecht, who founded of one of Latin America's largest engineering companies, has died at the age of 93. It also formed a consortium which built four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the 2012 World Cup in Brazil.

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Forbes.com

Indians Emerge From Jungle, Catch Deadly Flu

One of the last uncontacted tribes emerged from the Amazon jungle last month and promptly caught a disease which could wipe out their entire population - the flu.

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The Rio Times

Police with Arrest Warrents Look for 18 Activist in Rio: Daily

Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World Cup, remain classified as fugitives while lawyers for several activists currently jailed argue for the release of their clients.

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TrekEarth

Favelas

Favelas are located most often on the periphery of large cities. Some of the best-known favelas are those that cling to steep hillsides in Rio de Janeiro.

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Personal Injury Law News

BES shareholder seeks creditor protection, woes spill to Angolan unit

One of the holding companies of Portugal's Espirito Santo banking clan filed for creditor protection in Luxembourg on Friday and the business empire's problems also spilled over to Angola where the central bank said the local unit of Banco Espirito Santo would need more capital to deal with bad loans.

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