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  • Gisele Bundchen retires from the runway with gratitude

    Gisele Bundchen retires from the runway with gratitude
    Gisele Bundchen gave thanks Wednesday for 20 years of fashion shows, posting a modeling shot of her at age 14 as she acknowledged that her runway work at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil would be her last. "I am grateful that at 14, I was given the...
  • Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case

    Top executives from several big Brazilian construction and engineering firms left prison Wednesday but will remain under house arrest for their alleged roles in a big kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras. Among those released were Ricardo...
  • Brazil: Teachers, police clash outside congress building

    Police unleashed waves of rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on striking teachers in a southern Brazilian city Wednesday, leaving over 150 people injured. The police said their action was ignited after a few of the protesters attempted to gain...
  • Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions

    Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry....
  • Brazil court tells Uber to cease and desist -- but so far, it hasn't

    Brazil court tells Uber to cease and desist -- but so far, it hasn't
    Authorities have ordered Uber to suspend its activities in Brazil, and for app store operators to disable the product nationally, arguing that the San Francisco quasi-taxi company violates local transportation laws. The injunction, issued Tuesday by Sao...
  • In Brazil, arrest brings Petrobras scandal closer to President Rousseff

    In Brazil, arrest brings Petrobras scandal closer to President Rousseff
     Authorities in Brazil arrested the treasurer of President Dilma Rousseff's Workers' Party on Wednesday, as a corruption scandal involving the Petrobras oil company deepens and continues to contribute to political and economic problems in Latin America'...
  • Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food

    Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food
    Samba Fest's return to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Saturday, May 2, doesn't just signal a ninth consecutive year of Brazilian music and culture in downtown Hartford: It also marks the beginning of another much-needed downtown festival season. "We're...
  • American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

    It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt...
  • Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
    Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by mosquitoes,...
  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. But Brazil's...
  • Brazil meets Japan at SOHO Bay in South Beach

    Brazil meets Japan at SOHO Bay in South Beach
      SOHO Bay 520 West Ave., Miami Beach, 786-618-2788, SohoBayRestaurant.com This 17-year-old Brazilian chain has unveiled its first international outpost in the south tower of Bentley Bay condos with views of the bay and skyline. "When I visited...