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  • Brazil's inflation seen stable, within target in mid-December

    Less upward pressure from food and transport prices likely kept Brazil's inflation rate below the official target in mid-December, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Consumer prices advanced 6.42 percent in the 12 months through mid-December , unchanged...
  • Surprise drop in Brazil economic activity points to weak fourth-quarter

    Economic activity in Brazil posted a surprise drop in October, after Latin America's top economy barely struggled out of recession in the third quarter, central bank data showed on Monday. The central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index dropped 0.26...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop. A majority of city residents...
  • Brazil watchdog investigating Petrobras staff over graft: sources

    Brazil's securities industry watchdog opened eight investigations into executives at state-controlled oil producer PetrĂ³leo Brasileiro SA related to a vast graft and money-laundering scheme inside the company, three sources with direct knowledge of the...
  • A glum Christmas for Brazil retailers - and little cheer ahead

    Brazilian retailers are expecting their worst Christmas season in a decade and signs are pointing to an unhappy New Year ahead. Shoppers are cautious and retail unions are ready for layoffs, adding to headaches for recently re-elected President Dilma...
  • Brazil confronts past in report about crimes of dictatorship

    Brazil's National Truth Commission has announced the results of an investigation of crimes committed by the country's military dictatorship, revealing the scope of torture, killings and disappearances carried out from 1964 to 1985 and calling for the...
  • Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain

    Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain
    Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling. The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota and three of his...
  • Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal

    Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals and plants...
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights

    Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights
    Low-cost Azul Brazilian Airlines has received federal approval to sell tickets for flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo/Campinas area of Brazil. Approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Milton Nascimento looks back

    Milton Nascimento looks back
    In a 50-year career, Milton Nascimento has both fought for human rights, and reinvented Brazilian music. Early on, the Brazilian singer-songwriter fused international sounds like progressive rock and jazz with rhythms such as bossa nova, Brazilian...
  • Soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters. The 74-year-old soccer great had to cancel a book-signing at a museum...