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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

German Efromovich Will Put Brazilian Shipyards Up for Sale

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.

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6 hrs ago | Newsday

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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10 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

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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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

Colombian Beauty Queen Paola Builes Aristizabal Stripped Of Crown For 'Lingerie' Pictures

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.

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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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Times of Oman

Muscat Dining - Espeto Ga cho, the Brazilian restaurant

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.

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Christian Science Monitor

Brazil's Socialist Party names Marina Silva as new candidate

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.

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Marine News

Chariot Agrees Brazil Farm Out with AziLat

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.

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Asian Correspondent

Senior Lecturers in Sustainable Architecture develop research and teaching links with Brazil

Dr.Paola Sassi and Maita Kessler, Senior Lecturers from the School of Architecture will deliver a second research and design workshop in Brazil.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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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ABC News

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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Reuters

Fitch: Brazil's Central Bank Moves May Not Boost Bank Lending

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.

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EurekAlert!

Signs of deforestation in Brazil

Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.

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WHDH

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 MiAocha, - describes her music simply as the "Bebel Sound," an eclectic mix of Brazilian rhythms, soul and electronic music.

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Reuters

UPDATE 2-Brazil central bank eases credit as economy stagnates

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.

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Newsday

Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll

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.

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Agrimoney.com

Russia boost to send Brazil chicken exports flying

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.

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Big News Network.com

Eduardo Campos, Brazilian presidential candidate, killed in plane crash

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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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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Nerve News

Brazilian doctor who sexually abused patients arrested

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 - A 70-year-old fugitive doctor wanted for sexually abusing dozens of patients in Brazil has been arrested, Brazilian police said.

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