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For this expat, moving back to Brazil wasn't all sunshine and samba

Brazil on the rise. That was the story in 2008.<p>A booming economy lured many Brazilian expats back home. That included reporter Juliana Barbassa. She landed a gig at the AP. But her life back home was far from the one she envisioned.<p>She's chronicles it in her new book, "Dancing with the Devil in the …

Here’s How Brazil Is Giving Every Citizen Free Mobile Data

Once considered the next great growth engine for the smartphone industry, Brazil is on the decline. With its economy shrinking and unemployment on …

Brazil's high power cost to boost distributed solar generation

SAO PAULO, July 14 (Reuters) - Sky-high power prices in Brazil following the worst energy crisis in 15 years will favor quick expansion of distributed solar generation in the country, according to investors and consultants.<p>Startup companies are already offering packages that include financing for …

Brazil

Loving Right Now: Strava Local Guides

The folks over at Strava just released their new smart city guides this week, and if you’re traveling—or just looking for new local routes—you’ll …

DIY Converted Mercedes Sprinter Van

After several years of building their own businesses and living in various properties, Dakota and Chelsea decided to cast off and live a life on the …

From Taipu de Fora to Cassange, Maraú, Bahia, Brazil

20 de April de 2015 | By Hidden Pousadas Brazil | Reply More<p>The pristine beach of Cassange<p>It’s Day 7 I know that much but I haven’t got a clue which …

Mar-a-Lago

Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao files for a $75 million IPO - Orlando Business Journal

By Korri Kezar <br>– Digital editor, Dallas Business Journal<p>Apr 23, 2015, 6:15am EDT<p>Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao has filed for a $75 million initial …

Send Maps directions in Chrome to your Android phone

It's dangerous to look up directions while you're driving or biking. Voice input can help ease the burden of typing in an address to Google Maps, but it's not perfect and you may end up needing to type the address or business name anyway.<p>To help keep your eyes on the road, Google has added a …

Android News

Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Project Loon is Google's audacious experiment to bring the Internet to the world, ferried on the back of high-altitude balloons. A new video posted to Project Loon's Google+ page gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this radical (and, well, loony) endeavor.<p>Google's Project Loon balloons serve as a …

700,000 protest against Brazilian government with some calling for military intervention

Anti-government rallies continue as calls for Dilma Rousseff to be impeached grow. Some even urge the military to get involved<p>Anti-government rallies drew an estimated 700,000 protesters to the streets around <b>Brazil</b> on Sunday amid calls for the impeachment of <b>Dilma Rousseff</b>.<p>The protests were aimed at …

These old Chevy truck ads are just vintage bonkers

Sure, hitch up that Cheyenne to 187 tons of logs.<p>It is so, so easy to get vacuumed down a rabbit hole of old car commercials on YouTube. I can report this firsthand, having just barely extricated myself from such a timesink. What I found will shock you—or at least, will distract you for a …

Chevrolet

Shelby Ford Raptor now makes 700+ supercharged horses

Before the next-gen, twin-turbo Ford Raptor comes out, Shelby American will build you one with over 700 horses.<p>Look, there's a new Ford F-150 SVT Raptor coming out soon, and it's gonna be powerful. We're talking[link …

Sports Cars

A Brazilian Beach Lot for Just $20,000

This is the nicest raw beachfront lot I’ve stepped onto in a long time. Warm breezes clear the scant, broken clouds, opening up a big blue sky. The …

The new Ford Ranger that you can't have

Folks, there's an all-new 2015 Ford Ranger, and it's not headed to North America.<p>While the midsize truck is seeing a comeback here in the states with GM's Canyonado twins, an all-new Toyota Tacoma, an imminent new Nissan Frontier, and a brand-new Honda Ridgeline, Ford has stayed out of the fray …

Autos

NOPE: Dozens Of Piranhas Go On An Insane Feeding Frenzy In A Brazilian River

You don’t have to wait very long for this video to become terrifying. At the 0:05 mark, a Brazilian fisherman tosses some chum into a small area of water between two boats and HOLY HELL PIRANHA FEEDING FRENZY. And then, it just keeps going. And going. And going and going and going. Wait until you …

piranhas

AP PHOTOS: Fishermen lament Rio's dirty Olympic bay

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The day is still dark when Edmo Rodrigues da Costa sets out in his 20-foot fishing boat, carefully maneuvering around clumps of …

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no gearbox

This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.<p>It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor …

Koenigsegg

Westfalia Alternative: 1987 Mercedes Benz TN Camper Van

This 1987 Mercedes Benz TN van appears to have been converted to a camper from new. A diesel, automatic truck, the seller makes no mention of its …

A Brazilian Cop Used WhatsApp to Tell Us Why WhatsApp Should Be Banned in Brazil

He said his team will try (again) to block the messaging service in Brazil for its failure to cooperate in other investigations.<p>Brazilian judges can be a touch messianic. Back in 2013, a real-life row between a former Miss Brazil, a dentist, and a pit bull ​spilt over online, prompting one judge to …

Privacy

Two Time Series Champ: 1988 BMW M3 Racer

This 1988 BMW M3 has been with the seller for ten years and was converted to a race car in 2007. Described as very competitive, the ad claims it won …

Motorcycles

Brazil: 'Biggest Amazon Deforester' Arrested

Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency says. The …

Brazil city to launch electric car-sharing with China automaker

Brazil city to launch electric car-sharing with China automaker<br>February 25, 2015, 4:58 am<p>BYD Co. is a manufacturer of electric cars and batteries …

Carsharing

For the brave, this 1981 Alpina B7 Turbo is worth it

For those afraid of unobtainium parts and the cost of shipping from Japan, move along.<p><i>Hemmings</i> brings us this listing for a 1981 Alpina B7 Turbo resplendent in a period stripe package and signature multi-spoke Alpina wheels. It goes without saying that this is an exceedingly rare BMW—not many were …

Die Hard

First Look: Pivot Mach 4c

Of all the bikes we rode at this year's test, we were most excited about the Mach 4 Carbon. Why? It was the only bike spec'd with the new electronic Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain. This shifting system, which borrows from the company’s two road Di2 component groups, will officially launch in early …