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SAfO PAULO-Synergy Group Corp. is looking to sell its Brazilian shipyards unit for $1 billion, exiting a business that has struggled to recover from a soured deal with the Venezuelan government.
6 hrs ago | Newsday
Julio de Almeida, 83, is the last prisoner on Big Island, Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
A beauty queen who was gunning to be Miss Colombia had her hopes shot down when she was disqualified after pictures of her in underwear emerged.
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.
Passadores are here, with their skewers and knives. In cowboy attire, their fingers firm on the skewers steaming with chicken breasts wrapped in turkey bacon or rump steaks, they are at your table.
Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.
Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariot Brasil Petrleo e Gs Ltda., has signed a farm-out agreement with AziLat Limited through its local subsidiary AziBras Explorao de Petrleo e Gs Ltda.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, August 20 Today's move by the Brazilian central bank to fuel greater lending by local banks may not prove enough to overcome many banks' concerns over borrower credit quality in the face of country's macroeconomic slowdown, says Fitch Ratings.
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.
The Rio de Janeiro-raised musician - the daughter of renowned singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto and singer and composer MiAocha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.
Brazil's central bank moved to increase the amount of capital available for commercial loans by at least 25 billion reais on Wednesday, part of efforts to boost a stagnant economy, the bank said.
Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting.
The boost to Brazilian broiler meat exports from Moscow's sanctions on rival origins will drive volumes above 4.0m tonnes next year, cementing the country's status as the world's top shipper.
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.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:00 am
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