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As election looms, Brazil braces for fake news

<b>The day was just beginning</b> at Largo do Arouche, once a charming square in the center of São Paulo. It was just past 8am on January 10, and a group of …

Brazil

Brazilian Governor Apologizes For Welcoming Hezbollah Official

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The governor of Brazil’s Sao Paulo state apologized to the Jewish community for welcoming a Muslim clergyman accused of having …

Brazil

Focus - GM banks on low-cost vehicles in Brazil as auto sales rise | Reuters

DETROIT/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil’s recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese consumers, which are due to hit dealerships in 2019.<p>FILE …

South America

China Expands Brazil Frontier as Investment Grows During Crisis

Building a major port in Brazil is the type of project that would hardly fall into the hands of a Chinese company. At least not until the largest …

China

Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro’s heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil’s army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside metropolis.<p>“Will the army break this cycle of …

Brazil

Norwegian detainee in Russia probably worked as courier for spy agency, attorney says

MOSCOW — A retired Norwegian border inspector arrested in Russia last year on suspicion of spying had probably been acting as a courier for a Norwegian intelligence agency, his attorney said.<p>The man, 62-year-old Frode Berg, has been in jail in Moscow since December, stoking anger and confusion in …

Russia

April 17-23

<i>Cortney Jordan competes at the women's 200-meter individual medley SM7 final at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on</i> …

Team USA

See it: Radar satellites spying on farms from space is a taste of the future economy

The images below, created by a radar satellite built and operated by a private company, are a taste of a future in which anyone can purchase the ability to monitor changes on Earth from space.<p>ICEYE, a company in Finland, shared these exclusive radar images with Quartz to demonstrate the …

Imaging

Harvard Land Ownership in Brazil Scrutinized in Title Dispute

Another Harvard University farmland investment in Brazil may go awry.<p>The prosecutor’s office in the state of Bahia said it’s reviewing allegations …

Forestry

Totvs still leads Brazilian ERP market

SAP draws closer in market share, Oracle ranks third in South America's largest technology market.<p>Brazilian software firm Totvs still holds the pole …

Brazil

Odebrecht construction unit to miss deadline for debt payment

The cash-strapped construction unit of Odebrecht, the Brazilian group at the centre of Latin America’s largest corruption scandal, said it would miss …

Brazil

Allan da Rosa – Ancestrality, Imaginaries and Black Daily Life in São Paulo

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.<p>Joukowsky Forum<p>Join Allan da Rosa, Brazilian author and activist, on Black creative arts in São Paulo, Brazil.<p><b>Talk will be</b> …

Brazil

Indigenous Brazilians set up camp to lobby for their rights

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians set up camp in the nation's capital Monday at the start of a week of speeches, protests and celebrations as they lobby the government to protect their rights.<p>Many indigenous groups say President Michel Temer's government hasn't done enough to …

Latin America

Fognini dedicates Sao Paulo title to Astori

Fabio Fognini has dedicated his sixth career title to countryman Davide Astori, after the Fiorentina footballer died suddenly at the age of …

SAO

Brazil's Raízen buys Shell downstream assets in Argentina for $950 million | Reuters

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Raizen Combustiveis SA agreed to buy downstream assets in Argentina from Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.L) for $950 million, according to a securities filing on Tuesday.<p>Raízen Combustiveis, a joint venture between Brazil´s Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio …

Argentina

Ex-UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos, two others, took tainted supplements that led to positive tests

From the moment his positive drug test became public on Aug. 18, Junior dos Santos proclaimed his innocence.<p>On Monday, the United States Anti-Doping …

Salt Lake City

Brazilian Aquatic Sports Budget Drops by 64% in 2 years

Just 1 year after the Rio-hosted 2016 Olympics, the budget of the Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA) has fallen by 64% amidst scandal …

Brazil

Victory for the Education Sector Strike in Brazil

<i>First published at</i> Progress in Political Economy<i>.</i><p>It might be too early, to speak of the year 2018 as the year of global education struggles. However, …

Brazil

Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison to make MMA debut at 2nd PFL show

Kayla Harrison's MMA foray finally has a date.<p>The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo announced Monday on "The MMA Hour" she'll debut in …

Rio De Janeiro

Indigenous Brazilians Set up Camp to Lobby for Their Rights

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians are setting up camp in the nation's capital for a week of speeches, protests and celebrations as …

Brazil

VIDEO: Brazilian athletes claim for CBHb president’s resignation

Brazilian handball has been navigating turbulent waters for a while now. And while this statement is not directly related to the performance of its …

Brazil

What Life For Tite After Brazil?

<b>Tim Vickery’s Notes from Brazil: What life for Tite after Brazil?</b><p>Daniel Alves has played under many of the giant coaches of European football, including Pep Guardiola. But when he was asked by the Brazilian media to name the outstanding coach of his career, he did not hesitate. “It is Tite,” he …

Soccer

Brazil IPOs Finally Take Off With Busiest Week in Seven Years

Brazil’s initial public offering market is set for its busiest few days in seven years, with three IPOs expected this week after Notre Dame …

Brazil

Brazil IPOs Finally Take Off With Busiest Week in Seven Years

Brazil’s initial public offering market is set for its busiest few days in seven years, with three IPOs expected this week after Notre Dame …

Brazil

Brazil's Remarkably Substance-Free Election Campaign

Why aren't candidates talking about the reforms its economy badly needs?<p>Like most of his 4,000 fellow Brazilian labor judges, Epilogo Medeiros is feeling better now. Just a few months ago, the senior Rio de Janeiro magistrate would see 40 new grievances hit his courtroom in Niteroi, a town across …

Brazil

Angolan president sacks armed forces, spy bosses in latest purge

LUANDA, April 23 (Reuters) - Angolan President Joao Lourenco sacked the chief of staff of the armed forces and the head of the foreign intelligence agency on Monday, his latest moves against officials tainted by graft allegations or links to his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.<p>Lourenco …

Armed Forces

Morgan Stanley Thinks Mexico Is Better Than Brazil

Wall Street apparently likes Mexican political leader Amlo more than Brazil’s former president Lula. It’s nothing political, guys.<p>The jailing of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this month was not enough to turn Latin America-bound investors onto Brazil. When it comes to the two …

Brazil

Neymar Jr.’s Five Returns to Kuwait on April 29

Neymar Jr.’s Five has proven to have a significant impact with tens of thousands of teams participating, vying for victory.<p>This year it is back, …

Soccer

Amorelli, Oliveira take home country wins at Florianopolis

Igor Amorelli and Pamella Oliveira earned home country wins at Ironman 70.3 Florianopolis.<p>Amorelli flew to a big lead with a race-best 2:03:04 bike …

Brazil

Is Mindfulness All It's Cracked Up To Be?

When I see the teachings of my religion reduced to the myth of mindfulness I despair a little<p>Ascent/PKS Media Inc. via Getty Images<p>Mindfulness is …

Mindfulness